“NOT ANOTHER BLOGGER TALKING ABOUT SHARKS,” you’re saying? Well, yes.
There’s a twist. I myself am not so totally into sharks that I would create an entire blog about them for the sheer adrenaline rush of posting paragraphs with pictures of Jaws.
Sharkblog is, much like Sharktopus or Dinoshark, a hybrid monster created by an ingenious (though slightly deranged) mind.
Here is what I mean. I like sharks well enough, but really I just like sea monsters in general. Why, then, would I lead a readership into thinking I’m all about sharks and shark derivatives?
Simple: search engine optimization.
That’s right, I’m a mad scientist and I’m running a mad science experiment…an experiment in SEO. I’ve created Sharkblog for the purpose of gaining experience in how to attract online visitors.
So, to start with: shark sharky shark shark, sharky sharky shark.
Good luck ignoring me, Google.
What prompted this? A couple of things. I’ve been looking for a laboratory in which to play around with SEO, and I happened to see this SmartBlog article (and video) on how Discovery Channel went ballistic with social media for last year’s Shark Week. So sharks + social media and SEO experiments + love of combining monstrous things that shouldn’t be combined = Sharkblog.
This also fits into my plan to move back to California. I don’t want to move without a job, and I don’t want to take a job I don’t enjoy. And simply being fascinated by the statistical and behavioral sciences of SEO and social media isn’t enough to land me a job that I actually want in that field, I probably also have to know how to make it work and probably even have some experience doing so. Again, Sharkblog.
Follow me on this journey to the depths…if you dare!