Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween Costume #1: Rene Magritte painting

In the past for Halloween, I’ve often dressed up as internet memes ( Rick Astley, anyone? ) or topical things from the news (like Matt/Mitt Romney ). This year I was running dry on ideas until a few days before Halloween. Then I started to think about famous artwork–more on that in a future Halloween post. One idea that I prototyped was Rene Magritte’s Son of Man painting . It’s easy, fast, and cheap: All it takes is a novelty bowler (~$8) and a plastic apple (~$1.50, although you might have to buy a pack of six). Assuming you already have a suit and can borrow a red tie, you’re good to go for only $15 or so. This year I got into Halloween, so I may post a few more Halloween ideas that I played with in the coming days.

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30 day challenge: writing every day

For October 2014, my 30 day challenge was to write a compliment a day for my wife. I liked that challenge because it was a good chance to be thankful for my wife after 15 years of marriage. It’s all too easy to settle into a routine and take things (or people) for granted. For November 2014, my 30 day challenge is going to be to write something every day. It’s been really cool to see Gina Trapani and Andy Baio and others blogging more often. My goals are: – it needs to be longer than a tweet. – but putting out something short or rough is fine–even encouraged. Trying to polish essays until they’re shining gems is often what causes problems. I’d like to push a few thoughts out of the nest, even if some of them clumsily hop around on the ground because they’re not ready to fly yet. – it doesn’t have to be on my blog or for public consumption. This isn’t a “do a blog post each day” challenge. Maybe I’ll do some journalling. Maybe I’ll play around with writing posts in Google Docs (it can be a hassle for me to upload pictures to my WordPress install in the way that I want). – I’m not planning on writing about SEO, by the way. Plenty of other people do that. I think that’s it. Oh, just so I can reconstruct things later: I didn’t do a 30 day challenge in September 2014. Sometimes it’s good just to take some time off.

Duane Forrester, Bing’s Long-Time Webmaster Outreach Manager, Loses Job In … – Search Engine Land

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Groupon Pages Part Of Company Evolution Into Local Search Site – Search Engine Land

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When Big Brands Fail With Local SEO – Search Engine Land

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