The other day I revealed to Christine Kane something that probably was evident to any experienced blogger who came to my site – I am a blogging “dork”. To me, “SEO” stands for “Screwup Everything Openly“. I see these marvels of Internet sophistication construct perfect sites that are optimized to drive maximum traffic – I saw one yesterday that exclaimed “How I Got 656 Visitors Today (I’ve Only Been Blogging For 5 Days)“. Wow. Nice that he’s sharing though.
I can only dream of such things, since I still limp along in my basic Blogger software, painstakingly cutting and pasting my code wherever I think it belongs. I have little or no awareness of all the optimization acronyms (or techniques for that matter) out there. I just keep writing and posting, and adding a widget here and there.
So when I got “memed” recently by Tina at Omphaloskepsis to talk about my “media consumption diet“, I was a bit reluctant to reveal such naivety on the web side. She got it from Nancy White, and I ultimately traced it back to the originator, Jeremiah Owyang, who is one of those “tool” bloggers I should probably read a lot more often.
Luckily, there are other parts to this diet than just what I do on the web, so this won’t seem as “dorky” when seen in total – or so I hope. 🙂
Without further fanfare, here’s my diet (thanks Tina for the tag):
Web (or my “dorkville”)
- Browser – Explorer (is there something else?)
- E-mail – Yahoo and Gmail (probably need to consolidate)
- Bookmarks – I’m a Digger and a Stumbler
- Aggregator – Newsgator
- Wiki – nope
- Groups – I’m in one at Google (Joyful Jubilant Learning)
- Blog Platform – Blogger
- IM – not up to speed yet on that one
- Skype – nope again
WFUV, New York – best music mix I’ve ever listened to.
My iPod, and my Pandora
Don’t watch too much – American Idol (our guilty pleasure), Rome on HBO, the Dog Whisperer, some stuff on HGTV.
Non-fiction, and lots of it – like to read as much as I can, and review them on this blog (see my most recent one).
Haven’t done this yet, from either direction (create or listen). Want to, soon.
Have been to a movie theater once in the last 5 years – I use Netflix and VOD now. With my traveling I don’t watch as many as I’d like.
I have a Blackberry. I cannot live without it. I’m addicted. (there, I said it)
I subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, and that’s it. The rest I read online (or on planes)
The NY Times, every Saturday and Sunday