Thanks To ScentTrail Marketing's Friends, Supporters And ReadersOver the weekend ScentTrail Marketing, a blog I started at the end of 2007 as a way to learn about search marketing, search engine optimization and blogging, achieved a significant milestone - 90,000 views.
Views are not equal to visitors, but 90,000 views is a significant milestone. I may have the same five friends reading my blog very frequently (lol). There is typically about a 1.5 or 2 to one relationship between views and unique visitors. To the 40,000 or so who've visited my blog I say thanks.
I didn't turn GA on until about 36 months ago, so exact unique visits are lost in time, but no matter how many have stopped in, read a piece or two, commented or linked in I say thanks and THANKS.
No one does anything alone anymore least of all Internet marketing. I've been able to come a LONG way since those first posts due to the guidance of brilliant friends and the kindness of strangers.
When I sat in our offices at Found Objects in 1999 and wrote my first lines of code I had no idea I'd just fallen in love. I love Internet marketing, web design and social media. This love affair may, in the end, eclipse my 22 year marriage (lol). Here are just a few of the things I love about being an Internet marketer:
- Love the daily changing challenge of Internet marketing.
- Love that the web is almost sentient and always mysterious.
- Love the people I could have only met with this magic tool.
- Love that there is no way to be solipsistic anymore.
- Love that doing the right thing is becoming the right thing to do.
How do I repay the kindness and generosity so many have shared, shown and insisted upon? I'm working hard again on The Cure Cancer Trust. I hope to, with Jon, Mark, the amazing team at Atlantic B'T's and other important friends (Eric and Cynthia, John and John, Molly, Red, Christopher, Alex, Tola and many others) find a way to help cure cancer. Why set small goals :).
My goal was to learn about Internet marketing and some learning has happened. My biggest learning, of course, was about ME, my life, friends, family and loves. Working on ScentTrail marketing has been one long dream in full color. Just as my experience on Martin's Ride To Cure Cancer the kindness of strangers never stops being amazing. If you think about it, our lives are saved by strangers all the time. Who said angels don't exist?
Saying Thank You for my life seems inadequate and small. Thank you is what I have. Thank You is what I feel and so, from the bottom of one cancer survivor's hard pressed heart, THANK YOU to everyone who has ever visited, suggested an idea, clicked on an ad (all adwords $$ goes to cancer research as will, in the end, my life's savings), sent positive karma my way and generously shared your love, life and dreams.
Always remember TOGETHER we cure cancer in OUR lifetime.
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Founder Story of Cancer Trust
Director Marketing Atlantic BT