As I posted a while ago, I took a trip to South Florida to look for jobs. Since I have a master’s degree in mass communication, I thought I knew a lot.
But, I was wrong.
Even compared to two years ago, things have changed a lot. Rankings for websites have changed because search engines like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Bing have changed their algorithms. As a result, people need to do different things to make their sites and posts noticeable.
Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) has become even more important. But, what I didn’t realize is that it’s not just about good content and keywords. There are things like metadata and meta descriptions that I still need to learn.
I’ve had a few classes over the years that have taught me the basics. But, this trip to Florida made me realize that I need to learn more.
Let’s face it – you need to keep learning. Things keep changing and, as a result, you need to keep yourself updated about every new detail – no matter how small it is. If you don’t, you’ll be left in the dust.
As a student of social work (my previous career), communications and mass communication, I do know how to write articles and other stories. I am thankful that others have complimented me on my writing.
However, that’s not enough. After all – what good is it if people don’t see it?
So, I’m looking into more classes to add to my knowledge. But, I’m looking for generic classes since I write about several different topics. If I had to choose anything specific, it would be information regarding SEO for WordPress since that’s the platform I use.
Today’s a new day, and I will be writing more. Get ready for a lot more information on several different topics that are trending. I’ll be talking more about politics, sports, arts, entertainment, and several other topics.
However, on the back end, I’ll be learning more about metadata, descriptions that will catch people’s eyes, and all the detailed information about SEO that I hadn’t thought of before.
Of course, any information and suggestions you have are welcome.
I’ll end with my favorite quote from Jack Nicholson – “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.”
Let’s just say I’m not dead yet.
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