Thanks for stopping by. A quick note about me:
The first thing you need to know is that I’m an INFP (Myers Briggs). That means I’m an idealist, a dreamer, an introvert, and a mediator.
INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, INFPs may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.
If you are an INFP or you are closely connected to an INFP, stick around and see if you can see connections between us.
A Brief History
I started blogging in 2005 when MySpace was still the “IT” thing. I was so excited by the payoff of seeing how many people had read my posts, that I wanted to move it off to a site I could monetize. I’d found my calling!
I hopped on Blogspot and started up a site that attracted almost NO traffic! Because all my friends were still on MySpace, reading SOMEONE ELSE’S posts because they were still right in front of their faces. My first dilemma, to be solved over time by carefully interweaving social media and search.
I took my love of writing using written communication to bring clarity where there has been ignorance or confusion and leveraged it into a job writing copy for a small boutique web design agency. That didn’t last. The agency fell apart, and I was on my own with only a couple months of experience to show for it. I bounced around from one pointless freelance gig to another until a year later I was hired to do SEO for another agency.
Combining writing and SEO for other people’s businesses translated into years of web marketing experience. Years later, I lost my job suddenly and joined forces with my wife to work on her blog full time. It was a rough go because I had always been the “provider” of the family, and now I was more like the support staff.
It’s been a few years and we’ve grown our blog into a wonderful resource that helps millions of people each year. And I still spend upwards of 50 hours a week working on it. But it’s not my voice, and I still miss sharing from the heart in a way that connects with other humans.
Why Am I Anonymous?
Well, I plan on sharing without much censorship. That could cast a shadow on our business, which I don’t want to do.
That’s where you come in. You’re the humans I’m connecting with. Surprise! Wait. Don’t run away. I need you.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy being here enough to come back. If not, drop me a comment to tell me why.