SEO, search engine optimization. I'm still not sure I fully understand how the optimization part of it works, but I do try to think about using "key words" in blog entries and crochet tips on Lifetips. I watched a webinar today about some new tech tools that Lifetips is rolling out to help us Gurus post more tips and get our books ready, so it was pretty motivating. I like the fact that they seem re-energized themselves about their mission and seem open to innovative ideas (soon including the posting of YouTube videos!). I'm looking forward to more webinars, especially the one about SEO.
Oh, but more importantly, a special offer for this anniversary month -- the BOGO offer -- buy one, get one free! If you buy a pattern on Ravelry (just click on the icon to the left) and send me an email telling which other pattern of the same or lesser price you want, I will email it to you for free :-) This offer is good until April 30, 2010, and don't worry about registering your information with Ravelry, you will be glad you did. It's very secure, and they make payment and download so easy! I'm hoping to get a few new patterns posted soon, so go set up your Ravelry account!
Today's Thought: Food Rule # 50 -- The banquet is in the first bite. A great reminder to slow down and enjoy the taste of your food. As Mr. Pollen says, no bite is as good as the first, and each subsequent bite will give you less and less satisfaction. We've tried to implement this rule just by slowing down and savoring each bite and trying to stop before we feel all bloated and stuffed. One strategy we use in restaurants involves cutting everything in half and asking for the doggy bag up front!