It’s about time I finally got back to my personal blogging. If you’ve done a search of my name you’ll have discovered my old blogs that I had on Blogger. I finally decided to start it up on my own domain. I thought it would be a good thing to blog on my own domain using WordPress. I like WordPress because of the power and flexibility.
No doubt this has partially been precipitated by my recent change in employment status. I’ve had more time to contemplate what I really want to do. Blogging is certainly going to be part of that.
On a professional basis, I plan to continue in Internet marketing in Edmonton. I will be doing search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click marketing, web content creation, web analytics, public relations (press releases, articles), media outreach and more. What form that will take has yet to be determined.
I won’t be leaving this field of work. I really enjoy it and want to continue. One thing’s for sure, the power of social media has really helped me in the transition after being laid off. I was a little overwhelmed at the response I’ve received, both in support and interest in possibly working with me.
We definitely made the right choice in coming to Edmonton. It might be a city of over one million people, but it’s certainly been friendly.
Blog direction: Internet marketing, SEO, life in Edmonton
The direction of this blog will be a bit of a hybrid. It will be my personal blog where I comment on just about anything I feel like, but it will also have a professional element where I talk about Internet marketing, search engine optimization and assorted other similar topics. I definitely need an outlet for all the ideas running through my head.
1. Tony Ratcliffe Says: October 14th, 2008 at 12:13 am
Congratulations on your new blog, Alain! I look forward to reading it.
2. Marianne Lennard Says: October 14th, 2008 at 4:11 am
I find it very interesting to see what others post in their blogs … nice to keep up with what’s going on in others’ lives. The opportunites for your future sound abundant … I look forward to reading more, as the weeks unfold. Take care~
3. Melanie Nathan Says: October 14th, 2008 at 7:33 pm
It’s great to see your blog up and running. Man you work fast! You’re making me look bad lmao ;)
4. Alain Saffel Says: October 14th, 2008 at 9:19 pm
Well, I have to give credit to some of my Twitter friends for helping me to sort out a few technical issues! Without their help, you wouldn’t have anything to comment on. :)
5. Leslie Robertson Says: October 15th, 2008 at 2:49 am
Alain, glad to see your blog and I look forward to seeing what you have to say.
6. Shawna Says: October 21st, 2008 at 11:22 am
Hi Alain, Shawna here from Sandler Sales. Remember the Signature Capital consultant. Hey, I heard you are on your own (business that is) and am wondering if you are looking for ways to expand your business. reach me at 860-7973. cheers.