Okay, so I’m a bit behind on this but I figure that Google, with their new search algorithm that supposedly penalizes ‘overly optimized’ websites, my old blog here is destined to become mighty popular. That is if I manage publish a new post here more often than once a month.
But really, I don’t optimize this site worth crap–never have as a matter of fact. I actually tried long ago when I first started out but my use of post “descriptions” that were less than 160 characters long (that show up in search results) and especially the proper use of tags and categories was and is abysmal at best. If I had it to do all over again I’d have set up just one category and toss tagging right out the window for all the good it’s ever done me. It would be different if this was one of those “single subject” blog/sites but old JT ranges all over the place like a somewhat demented chipmunk in a nut factory. How do you optimize something like that?
So I’ve made a decision. I’m going to stop agonizing over my inability to post on a regular basis. I’m going to stop kicking myself for not being able to tag posts properly etc, etc. And I’m certainly not going to lose any hair about not overly optimizing my site (I’m losing it fast enough as it is). Nope, no more worrying about stuff like that, not even a little bit. After all these years of posts and tutorials by so-called pro-bloggers on how to totally and completely optimize your site for search engines now we find it was all wrong–never should have done it.
Heh, guess I’ve had it right all these years after all? Google’s just going to love me now!