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Keywords, SEO's, Adsense and a desire to fail. This is about life.

Updated on October 28, 2013

Leaving out the juice

I might as well hang out a sign that says "Do not Read"
I might as well hang out a sign that says "Do not Read" | Source

Life is good. So why do I fight it?

Keywords help people find your stuff. SEO's help the finders find your stuff. Adsense helps the actual publishers pay for publishing your stuff. Is that so much to ask? Well apparently it is for some of us. Our writing should be able to include buzz words that include keywords that dove tail with goods and services for Adsense and that help those SEO's concepts. In fact clarity in writing almost demands it.

And you know what, it does not have to hurt the articles we write one bit, if we just take the time to try.

Now do not get me wrong there are many a fine poet and article writer that drive real traffic on their own. There are some that just have huge followings and no extrinsic need to drive traffic. And we should all strive to be so good if this is what we do for "a living".

But for the bulk of us it takes a little effort in the area of just being compliant.

Uh oh, I bet you thought this article was on writing. Nope. I cannot preach on such subjects. But I can reflect on life and this subject of recalcitrant behavior. Let go and let us see if you have any such thoughts or habits.

Good songs have a chorus. Online writers do too.

Well welcome to the world of the rebel.

Some folks just rebel. Well strike that thought. All people just rebel. It might be tiny or it might be major. It might be a quirk or it might be a functional disability. Most of us have little cheats we do in life.

"I like these shoes even though they do not really fit with office decorum". "screw the man I am not declaring this income". "I am going to eat that chocolate". "I am going to put that off". "recycling bag is full, I will just put this in with normal garbage".

And in fact who to we hurt with these little rebellions. Us.

You rebel you!

Do you have one little thing that you just refuse to do?

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Come on tell us in the comments - we will not tell anyone.

Please just admit to one rebellion. Did you wash those socks?

Here is a great example. Yes we write on the net but do we put ourselves out there? I would venture that only about 1% really do. I do not mean FB and posting pictures that are embarrassing I mean putting your feelings out there. Some inner thoughts. Like addressing what it is that you rebel at that no one else knows. Not your funny belt buckle and not your favorite scarf, Something more.

I have trouble making money. I admit it. It just is something I reject as an idiot. I have nothing against money I just do not like to be seen doing stuff to get it. Isn't that strange?

I do not get rid of all the weeds. But really I do eat the dandelions.

I am overly proud of my roses.
I am overly proud of my roses. | Source

So the requirements of online writing are easy to rebel against.

My stuff is all great literature that cannot be tainted by commercialism. Meanwhile I ain't got a penny to my name.

This last "depression" we saw had executives working at Jack in the Box. It had housewives out scrambling for Walmart clerk jobs. It saw older folks totally squeezed from the market and it had nutrition suffering much along with private school attendance.

A cool phenomenon in the mix was that people in the hardest hit industries or folks with the negative factors for employment did not suffer the most as a group. Who suffered the most were the most prideful. Families that bucked up and took menial jobs and cut back on expenses did better across the board. Those that just did things their own old way -- had nothing to do, and those on the dole, are finding it harder to get back to regular jobs.

I almost cut out some roses to grow more food.

But I found I could share my roses and neighbors would share their fruit -- bye-bye Pride hello oranges!!
But I found I could share my roses and neighbors would share their fruit -- bye-bye Pride hello oranges!! | Source

So I am going to change.

These masters of mine already have me plugging in things like quizzes, pictures and videos. I guess I need to start plugging in some keywords, work on adsense and do some SEO upgrades and maybe sell some ebay and amazon. I suppose I will lower that one rebel flag and make my life a little more productive. Stop fighting the establishment on this one and get to work. Baby needs some new shoes.

Now I hope you can see my point. I really wrote this for me. To get my head around the idea. And kind of evaluate the silly parts of my life where I rebel and it hurts me. Sometimes to grow we just need to eat our vegetables or read the dang lesson. I am sure I will find other things to shortcut or do in a contrariness fashion. But I think I might start changing my writing a bit.

I started here and said "give it two years" before you try to make money. But I am learning that that money thing is just a reflection of how well you get along and play by the rules. I have learned that lesson over and over again. Of course it is no different writing.

Now my hope for you. Remain the rebel. Acknowledge where you rebel and evaluate if it is costing you more than what it is worth. I think we can all improve.

I hope that you all have a great Monday and that you move forward and embrace the challenges and at least find a way not to drive the wrong way on a one way street, or stick you hand in boiling water, just because someone told you not to. I have faith in you -- maybe I will put off changing until the next article.

Or maybe I should come back and edit this one.

Whoa!!? Admit that it was not perfect when I wrote it? I guess I could do that. But what would people say? Would they think I sold out? Would the few that read stop?

You know darn well what the answer is to that. NO! In fact study and facts show the opposite. People would like my articles more if i made them more presentable. And more people would see them if the are featured and show up on Google. Like it or not that is the truth.

So I came back and edited. Actually the article makes more sense and flows better. Hmm what a concept. I even might add some ads. Shoot I might even add Keywords, Adsense and SEO more. Well probably that will come on the next edit.


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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Fiona, I have a great suggestion for you. Really focus here at HP and follow what they instruct. You can do such and still be a great "you" writer. And you will begin to make money.

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      Fiona 4 years ago from South Africa

      Got to be honest, I don't have much of a clue how to optimize my articles - I don't have a problem making money and would really like it to be earned passively (I guess I'm just a bit lazy) but I just don't seem to be getting it right.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Missed this Brian, Thanks for the comment. For me it is an energy/age thing. Perhaps I started out a rebel but perhaps now I am just stubborn. But with this writing it is truly balancing out.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Marlene -- I have just about read enough of Bill Holland to get me in line. His admission today about going back and editing for four days -- really sucker punched. We are lucky to have each other and him. Thanks you brighten my day!

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from USA

      I'm not much of a rebel, tee hee! Well, maybe a little. I do try to stay on the straight and narrow. I can't even count the number of times I have gone to the Learning Center to read it from beginning to end. Each time, I learn a little bit more about staying on the right track for online writing success. I also have billybuc to thank for keeping me in gear. That man really knows how to kick a writer in the you-know-what. Both of you make me think, think, think. I try not go a day without reading your words.

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      Brian Prickril 4 years ago from Savannah, GA

      Eric, I'm not sure if I'm a rebel or a stubborn idiot. But I know this...we're all guilty of it at some point. But I say to you: balance it out my friend. Have your cake and eat it too! Have a great Monday.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Your article is great Bill. Let me suggest to folks who read my meanderings that they should go here and get their feet planted firmly:

      We must have had the same dreams last night ;-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just wrote about this subject this morning buddy; giving it two years is a sound plan. It takes time my friend.

      As for being a rebel....born and raised one and see no reason to change now. :) Have a great day.