NAKING -also my O key is working that well, hope you can figure ut what I am trying to say. It can take 7-8 hits to get it to type and I dn't want to bther with it.
My article on soothing a fussy baby is up now. I don't know why it took so long. I had been submitting at night and took TCB suggestion to submit during the day, but it took a long time for some reason. Did I mention that I got my first solid compliment from the editor? I hadn't imbedded the link prperly and she was contacting me to fix it, but added how strong of a piece it was. I do need to improve SEO
on it though. soothe fussy baby puts me on the second page, as does calm fussy baby... I wonder if I should go with one or the other to bump it up further. Thoughts?
TCB - I can't add much to was A's said. She knows her stuff! I do have a question and will use your grocery article as an example. How much does it matter for SEO
if we go back and forth on using plurals? For ex: you use tantrum/tantrums. I had been trying to stick to one or the other, but does it matter that much?
I have also been doing the same thing- going back and editing to improve rank. I also love the ability to edit after publishing.
2a's- can you explain more of this pinging stuff? I am not sure I follow. I do onlywire social bookmarking but that's it. And American Idol, huh? You a fan? I watch, though was disappointed with the past season (wanted Melinda to win).
I also read your SPD article, you have such a wealth of info to share! I did catch a small typo (again, let me know if you don't want this feedback). It's tiny but in laundry basket para and in your closing, you use the word child and then use "their" to refer back to him. They should agree in singularity/plurarlity, children/their, child/his/her. I generally just use child/his, but if uncomfortable with gender preference you could always alternatate articles, refer she one time he the next, or consistantly use children/their, KWIM? Also, not a big deal, but you stick with using the singular (child) through most of the article, but have one para that uses the plural. You may want to keep it parallel throughout the article for continuity sake. I realize neither of these things are a big deal, but it was the only constuctive criticism I could offer.
I fear I am better at mechanics editing than SEO
As far as me, I tend to be an early bird. I am an east-coaster, plus I've never been one to require a great deal of sleep. PLUS, the snow and ice hitting the window kept me awake, light sleeper.
For my blog, I want to do an "Writer of the Week" post and feature people. I will start with you two, if you like that is. Could you PM me the answer to these questions when you get the chance?
1. How did you come to start writing for the web?
2. How long have you been writing personally? Professionally?
3. Places published (other than AC and Suite)?
4. What do you like to write about?
5. Any personal info on your family you would like to share to tell about yourself?
6. Something that have you learned (can be about yourself, about writing, freelancing etc)
7. Writing goals? Achievements?
8. Anything else you would like to throw in, lol
I've got another article to publish today on nipple confusion and working on a companion piece to that the may go out today or tomorrow. Welcome critiques girls!
Have a good day - TCB, how ya feeling? How is the pregnancy coming along? Any chance for a Christmas baby?