I remember back in 1997 when a friend of mine sent me a link to a site started by Danny Sullivan, named Search Engine Watch.
We were just getting our hands and minds wrapped around promoting a site on the web, and learning as much as we could about how the web worked, and about how to run a business online. It was exciting to see Danny’s post at the Search Engine Watch Blog yesterday on My Decade Of Writing About Search Engines, and it brought back some memories of resources like his “A Webmaster’s Guide To Search Engines” that helped tremendously.
We had launched a site in 1996, and tried to learn and implement something new almost everyday. It’s ten years later, and I’m still excited about learning new things about the web, and marketing, and online promotion.
I’ve also tried to share some of what I’ve been learning as an administrator at Cre8asite Forums, and I discovered early on there that the conversations that evolve out of sharing ideas and information with others can be richly rewarding, and lead to friendships, career changes, and a deep satisfaction in finding something that you love to do.
I found myself stunned when Danny suggested the possibility of me joining the team at the SEW blog writing about patents and search. It’s brought me back full circle to my early days on the web, filled with joy at finding a rich resource like Search Engine Watch. I’m looking forward to being part of the team there.
I will still be writing about patents and search here. That won’t change. The posts at the SEW blog will be another conversation, and another chance to share with others, and engage with others in collaborative learning.