A day in the life of the struggle to live a real, authentic and sustainable life.
Yesterday I signed up for a cool new tool for on-line copywriters. It’s called ScribeSEO and it analyzes your blog posts and web pages to make sure you are getting the best possible placement is search engines like Google. It’s a brand new tool put out by people who’s reputation I trust. One of the key players is Brian Clark.
Within minutes of signing up I had analyzed and made minor changes to a half dozen posts here. Search Engine Optimization changes occur behind the scenes in code most readers don’t even know is there. This is all about making sure more readers can easily find me and my company ColorMetrix when searching for relevant terms in Google. Then, I got back to my work fully expecting to wade through lots of older content after hours yesterday evening. No such luck, the brand new Scribe system was down. After dinner it was still down.
Scribe was still down when I woke up this morning and I lost my patience. Next, I publicly criticized Brian on Twitter. Then, I started to calm down and think about it. My favorite quote of the moment is “writing is the doing part of thinking.” You will notice this post has links to lots of my own posts. I went back and re-read all the ones linked here (and a few others). I finished by reading item number six from this post. I sent Brian an apology on Twitter.
I then got out of my own way and offered to help them diagnose any problems they are having from my end. So far they have not needed my help but I decided I’d rather be part of the solution than part of the problem.
Through it all Brian was pleasant and helpful providing as much information as he could. Intentionally or otherwise he even reminded me to read my own post flagship post – Real, Authentic and Sustainable.
Brain Clark my new friend, thank for teaching me a thing or two about how to treat others in a “crisis.”