I’m fearless when it comes to driving in New York. I get annoyed when people “block the box,” and pedestrians will push their luck at crosswalks, but in general Manhattan’s grid is easy to deal with, especially if you’re going uptown or downtown. (It’s crosstown that’s tougher, for some reason.)
Archives for October 2011
When I have down time during my day, I enjoy window shopping as much as the next person. It was even more tantalizing to do before I had ever stepped foot in Mérida, and every listing seemed like an extraordinary bargain offered with the sound of a ticking clock in the background.
Before you visit a few times, you’ll find listings carry some assumptions that may or may not actually be true for you: That being near Parque Santiago is where the lucky gringos live. Being across [Read more…]
I’ve had an iPad plugged into the wall for over a year now, and I have to admit I’m not that drawn to it. I’m so plugged in to my laptop, where I can create web pages and graphics, as opposed to the tablet, which is designed mainly to consume media.
That might start to change. I’ve been frustrated that I can’t get Ambientes delivered to my house in the states. The design magazine wows me every issue, and was one of the many magazines I crammed into my luggage [Read more…]
I guess the Latin American Bloggers Conference has me thinking about blogging, so here I am again blogging about blogging.
I’ve been blogging a lot lately. I also blog for work, where I post art gallery openings, and occasionally contribute to a foodie blog. On Sunday night, when it was discovered that a hacker broke in and replaced [Read more…]
To follow up on that last post about SEO, as of early Friday morning, the earlier post about the TV commercial in which two guys learn fluent Spanish on a road trip is my second most popular post ever, second only to the one that asks if houses (like Pianista) that were on “House Hunters International” sell faster. Considering the latter post has had since July to accumulate hits, my silly little dashed-off item about learning [Read more…]
See that headline? That’s a headline that’s sure to get noticed by search engines. Why? It’s not because the search engines are flattered that I’m mentioning them. Search engines aren’t that vain. In fact, they’re coldly rational.
The headline actually resembles something someone could reasonably use as a Google search when looking for search engine optimization, or SEO, tips. Notice how I wrote both “search engine optimization,” and SEO in the same sentence? Ca-ching! Yes, every once in a while I slip in some Google bait.
Not that it will work here. The Web is saturated with the topic of SEO, and it’s highly unlikely someone searching for SEO [Read more…]