With Staffing Talk nearing its five-year birthday I was struck by how little the Google Blogger platform I was using had evolved. When I originally chose it I figured that since Google was behind it they would make it mainstream, that if it didn’t have best features it soon would. Little did I realize how uncommitted Google is to its splintering network of businesses. No point in working too hard, they apparently think, as long as the adwords cash-cow keeps on producing milk.
Unfortunately for many of my closest colleagues, I talked them too into following my footsteps onto Google Blogger, and for that I can only say sorry to have lead you down the path weak SEO. The good news is I have switched to the Word Press Thesis platform recommended to me by branding mastermind, Chris Brogan. Just a note on Chris. I met him at a Tweet-up bar last month and beforehand I figured I wouldn’t like the guy, that he would be too full of himself, that success/fame would have ruined him as they’ve done to so many. Ain’t so, not from what I can tell. Chris had just been to Paris and when I shared that I’ve lived in France and do business with Air France it was he who started asking the questions. Imagine that, me answering a question from Chris Brogan. Just shows the truth of the saying “They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
The move to Word Press Thesis is still in progress. I’m still going back and properly indexing posts with the right categories. Anyone with a tool to do that? Now that would be nice. I want to make special mention of a consultant, Bill Erickson, who executed the migration and Thesis set up. I paid Bill a scant $200 and he got the job done in under a day.
Here is Bill’s contact information in case you want to get started with Word Press Thesis as well: