Monday, 27 December 2010

A look back at 2010

And before you knew it, it's the end of 2010... My goodness, where did the year go??

This year has been a brilliant year for me... I have so much to be thankful for that I don't even know where to start!!

This year saw me launching my very first SEO blog, in fact my first blog, period! It was actually supposed to be an experiment but before I knew it, it exploded! It was just crazy, in a good way of course...

There are times when I've just wanted to throw in the towel because blogging is hard work and there just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done but then I think about the friends I've made because of this blog, the people who have helped me get to where I am now and people who are actually interested in what I write. When I think about all that, I just hang in there and push a little harder. Yes, I don't blog like I used to but no matter  what I will try my hardest not to abandon this blog.

Amazingly, I've also received a lot of recommendation and achievements due to this blog.
  • I don't care what anyone says but I know it was partly my blog that helped me get my current SEO job - so yes, blogging does work!
  • I had a career interview with Afrogenes based on my job and blog. After all, no one would have known about my job if it wasn't for my blog, right? I actually had a great time answering the interview it gave me things to think about...
  • I've also been mentioned in two lists by two bloggers I admire greatly!One for 10 Upcoming Female Bloggers and 125 Fearless Female bloggers. Thanks to John Paul and Kristi, I truly look up to you guys when it comes to blogging. 
I also got around to creating a facebook fan page and created a twitter account, even with all my issues with twitter. Maintaining the fan page hasn't been a work in the park but I'm happy that I've been able to seperate business from pleasure. And twitter, well, twitter has actually been quite fun... I've gotten the hang of it, at least most of it so its not all bad. Then again, I don't really use twitter for pleasure all that much...

One thing I really wish I did in 2010 was attend a SEO conference. Yes, it could be debated that SEO conferences aren't all its hyped up to be, but I believe there are definitely some really good ones out there, its just about finding them AND being able to afford them. But who knows, maybe I'll be able to get my company to sign me up for one if I've been real good... :-). Either way, that's another item on my list which has been moved to 2011...

Lastly, I've got this little project I've been working on for the last few weeks. It's really dear to my heart and I'm looking forward to showing it to you guys, hopefully by the end of the year or early next year, fingers crossed.

2011 is going to be a great year and I know once again I'll have soooo much to be thankful for. All I ask is for His Grace to get me through it all...

Merry Christmas to everyone and enjoy the snow, harmattan, sun or which every you find yourself in and remember the reason for the season!

Have a happy new year in advance...

This is me signing out for 2010 and see you all in 2011!!
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