Decision Making Time

February 26, 2007

Topics: Blogging.

In the last month, I’ve made a total of four posts to this blog. From that list of posts, only one has been of any real substance. The fact is (to keep things simple): I haven’t really had the time to dedicate to this blog. I’m considering shutting it down.

All posts would continue to be available; I’d simply absorb this blog into my web development blog. I’d do all the appropriate redirects to keep the resource available – but I’d be maintaining one fewer sites.
Life would be simpler.

I haven’t decided for certain yet – but I’ve been thinking about this for a long time.

Running a search marketing consulting company is not actually in my best interest. As a web developer, the majority of my clients actually are search marketing consultants. Does it make sense for me to run a business which competes with my clients? Not really. Especially when I really enjoy the development aspect more.

I still intend to write on search marketing — I think there are a lot of important issues where search marketing, usability, and accessibility intersect and I fully intend to explore those issues. When writing such cross-topic posts, however, I’ve been hindered by choosing where to publish them! I’d rather make that a bit simpler for myself, and send everything to one place.

Anybody who has an opinion on this subject, please do chime in!

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3 Comments to “Decision Making Time”

  1. I’m really of very mixed feelings about it. Part of me strongly feels that just having it off the table would make life a lot simpler…

    Another part acknowledges that I like keeping the two areas separate and that it probably wouldn’t make THAT much of a difference, on the whole.

    Still on the fence, but leaning more towards keeping it based on your remarks. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Joe, I too would go with Bill’s advice. In any case, it isn’t competition if you have different thoughts to bring to the table. It enriches the total content on the Internet. Remember that many will be checking new items with their news feed aggregators so it isn’t necessary to stick to a fixed and too fast rhythm of adding blog posts. After all, Google indexes web pages not websites, so approximately the same content will be equally search engine visible wherever you put it.

    However if you feel from an administrative point of view, one less place to worry about is important, then go for it. 🙂

  3. It’s hard to write to a couple of different blogs.

    And it may seem like competition to be writing about search related issues in this blog. However, there may be room in the community of SEO related blogs to have someone blogging about search related issues from a development stance. And, it gives you access to the world of those search marketing consultants. Just something else to think about. 🙂