My friend Joe says there are definite signs that I am in between jobs and have what he calls “too much time on my hands”. One of them is when my dogs start blogging. A few years ago, I signed up for a Dogster account and fooled around with that for a bit. That is actually what prompted me to start my own blog. I went into Google and searched on my business name, J.C.Knight Properties, Inc, and what came up in the search engine was my Basset Hound, Craig’s Dogster Diary. That was a wake up call and a lesson on search engine optimization. It seems that there are several reasons blogs are cruised by the bots more regularly one is that the content is updated more frequently, another is that they like the linking that goes on in most blogs.
Shortly after that lesson I started my Word Press blog. I have been having fun with it but haven’t really optimized it to bring in more business. My original website, I did back in the Dark Ages with Microsoft ‘s FrontPage, is still up. I have been meaning to incorporate all of the content with my blog, but haven’t. It is more fun and easier to work on other people’s business’s than do my own. But I have just finished the Dreamweaver course and have filled in a lot of holes in my understanding of web design, CSS and HTML so that I plan to get busy on the redesign of my work site.
That will keep me busy while I am waiting to start my next design and remodel project, and then I won’t fall into blogging on Dogster or my many other distractions.