And We're Back!… T-Shaped and Dangerous

So after a short break from blogging, which turned into a little more than a 1/2 of a year, I’m back.

Time Management

Time management is everything in life. All to often we focus to closely on the trees and miss the forest. – This was my case, I needed to take a step back and get my priorities reorganized. (College, Work, Social Life, Blogging) more less in that order. I haven’t been totally out of the loop, I been keeping up on my reading on whats happening in the SEO community. However the RSS feed list has been cut back to nearly 1/10 of what it was several months ago (too much to keep up with and not enough time for my own projects). I have a feeling a lot of us are guilty of reading blogs when you should(could) be executing your own projects.

New Interests

During this time away I have grown a lot as a web designer/SEO. My interests have expanded to encompass everything it takes to become a successful web entrepreneur. These interests include more than SEO, because in nearly all cases, successful websites are functional and user friendly, after all it takes a functional site to get any search engine traffic at all.

Be T-Shaped

I’m sure many of you have encountered the term T-shaped people somewhere in your internet travels, it was coined by Tim Brown CEO of IDEO. It refers to the breadth and depth of a person’s knowledge base. Someone is considered to be T-shaped if they know a lot about a little and a little about a lot. This should be the goal of every web entrepreneur. By knowing a lot about a little, you have become specialized, but if you take this a step further and learn a little about a lot you become dangerous (in a good way).

Future Oriented

One of my main future goals, is to become T-Shaped and Dangerous(this is the main one), though I will continue to focus on SEO and Internet Marketing, expect to see more topics in the realms of Web Design and Programming included in this blog.

To keep me future oriented I created this motivational background:
Create Your Future

You can download the .psd file , if you wish to add your own motivational quotes.

T Shaped Challenge

In closing I offer you this challenge:

  1. Take 30 seconds and write down a list of things that would make you a better X (SEO, Internet Marketer, Designer, Etc). Everything that comes to your mind.
  2. Now during this next week figure out you need to do to become more well versed in that field and make a plan to accomplish it.
  3. Don’t stop there, take this plan and execute it over the next month.

Imagine if each of us did this once a quarter, we would be a pretty dangerous bunch eh?

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