My year in SEO – the good, the bad, the ugly and the sad

Wow, that was quite a year. This isn’t my attempt at FNYCF, and this isn’t going to be a clever SEO roundup, more a series of personal musings. 2010 has been pretty packed for me with lots of changes, excitement, learning, opportunities and some sadness too – so in a vain attempt to gather my thoughts before the new year I’m going to take the time to ramble. Please excuse me. The year of the tax return I went self employed at the start of 2010, and although ‘being your own boss’ has its perks, there have also been some difficult times. One of these has been budgeting for tax returns, my signed cheque for a large wodge of dosh made out to the HMRC sits next to me on the desk. Goodbye snowboarding holiday. Another challenge for the self employed person who sits at home, alone, working in a broom cupboard, is time management. I’ve found the easiest way to manage my productivity is via the time chicken (thanks to Jackie Morris for my poulet). Some more letters after my name Braggart alert, please skip this part if trumpet blowing makes you nauseous. This year, after 2 years of plotting and recording my continuous professional development, I achieved ‘Chartered Marketer’ status. I can now append my name with MCIM, should I so choose. Which I do, because I worked rather hard for it! Packing my spotted hankie and going where the streets are paved with gold At the end of August I brushed the straw from my hair, packed my bags, and set off for a journey to...