Google seems to have turned on quite a few blogs lately – which just goes to show the importance of fostering engagement and building a loyal community of readers. At work, we’re adopting a similar philosophy – less focus on SEO, which ultimately is out of your control, and more on delivering quality.
When some time ago, I went back and ensured that as many images on this blog as possible were appropriately attributed and sourced from Creative Commons, I definitely lost some search traffic. And that’s fine with me. Search engine visitors love ya and leave ya.
Anyway, thank goodness it’s Saturday! I really needed the breathing room – this week has been overwhelming. I know half the battle is mental, so I’ve been trying to adjust my attitude, which seemed to be a popular theme this week. Behold:
Sometimes it’s about surrendering, Perfectly Cursed Life writes.
Perfectionism is a disease, says StacFace.
Nicole puts paid to inner monologues and limiting self-beliefs.
Zen Habit on the silliness of busyness.
Now, I present the rest of the links. Voila…
Grace Boyle on careers sans the manual.
At Penelope Trunk, what startup life is really like.
Two instances in which you should let your ambition rest, via Ms Career Girl.
Turn your strengths into marketable skills, at I Want Her Job.
Carol Tice’s tips on writing commercial sales copy (like anything, find something you believe in and the rest will come easily).
Ask A Manager tackles 10 myths about nonprofit work.
Funny About Money applies the minimalism principle to personal finance.
Alexis Grant shares the juicy money details on leaving her day job.
Punch Debt shares the easiest ways he’s ever made money.
Beat the single-shopper penalty, with help from Get Rich Slowly.
Dollars versus dreams, by Kat at Stratejoy.
Hyperbole and a Half is back (!!!) with adventures in depression.
Makeunder My Life reminds us to write our own success story.
Everyday Minimalist lists some of the good things about minimalism (what isn’t, I ask?)
Are we Generation F, asks Young and Thrifty?
Here’s how to fix window drafts, by Digging Out and Up!
And finally, Hannah Katy’s take on Adam and Eve.
**I’m also included in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance. Huzzah!**