Photos above ... Basically of the same area, one taken in deep morning fog the other in bright afternoon sunshine. Like all things, balance makes a major difference.
In my last post I was mulling over advice given by an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) guru who advocated total dedication and servitude to the god of Online Blessings and Success. Much of what was taught we’ve heard or read before on any number of websites or articles regarding the ins and outs of SEO but in this particular case, this particular guru actually preached that nothing else mattered. That if one was not willing to sacrifice their time with friends and family, moments to read a book (a book not related to SEO or anything regarding the Internet) or take in a movie, go to a child’s baseball game, spend time at the gym … in short give up their life … they would not become an online success. In their viewpoint success was measured only by being immersed in the Internet, being online 24/7. To this I had a problem and seems the majority of you agreed: there are things more important than success. Life is too short and too sweet to waste day after day staring at a computer monitor and everyone concurred that a healthy balance was necessary. Many had been or were rethinking their own over saturation with their many online presences. Some were cutting back, some were cutting out. Basically the consensus is we need to carefully balance the scales and what works for one is not a panacea for all.
Though the geniuses of SEO’s tell us that we need to cram the whole pie in our mouth in order to achieve online success the true secret is to not bite off more than you can chew. While the secret to life may be a deep mystery, one thing for certain is that it requires balance.
I wish you all a healthy balance to your life and may you have a Happy Thanksgiving ... preferably one spent around a table filled with delicious abundance and surrounded by those dearest to you … and NOT staring at the cold, unfeeling glow of one’s computer monitor. ; )