Every blogger knows about the importance of ranking on Google — if you want money.
Yeah, sure, I get it, but…
You see, I once played this game.
It’s called SAO’s legend, and it’s also where me and J (my future husband) met.
When I started playing with the character that would eventually come to rank in the top 10, I was a tiny little noob who got beat by everyone except even tinier noobs.
Since I played the game a lot I eventually managed to reach a spot in the top 10 of the ranking, which wasn’t actually that impressive, because there were hardly any players, and not all of them were no-lifers like me.
Most of the top players payed their way up, but I no-lifed my way up.
Anyway, it was fun, but…
It wasn’t sustainable.
I came to care about it too much, and spent even more time on it. It didn’t make me happy, and what’s the point if you’re not happy?
I have another example.
A couple of years ago I was at my perfect weight.
It was great, but then I got into weight loss, and the more I lost the more obsessed I became with maintaining that, the same way that I’d obsessed about the game rank.
I wasn’t happy, and I felt fatter than ever, in spite of only weighing 38 kg (at a height of 148.5 cm).
And that, my friends, is the reason why I won’t put too much weight on the Google rank.
The reason I’m blogging is to be happy, to live the life I want — and that is not the life I want.
What I want is something sustainable, something that doesn’t rely on SEO strategies or hacks. I don’t know the “tricks” on how to achieve that, but I have the feeling that I can.
What do you think about the ranking game? Do you like it? People are different — J likes that aspect, so I said we can try to make one of those niche blogs sometime just for fun, to see if it really makes as much money as they say. But me alone? No.
Whether it’s blogging or something in the “real world”, I have this built-in aversion towards doing things that don’t make me happy. My brain literally shuts down, which is what it did yesterday when I tried to write my exam in metadata and resource description.
It’s like walking through fog or trying to push through a brick wall. The words I read enter some muddy puddle in my brain that I have to wade through in order to access them.
I don’t know much, I’ll admit that. So a lot of the things I say end up being juvenile, because I know a lot about certain things and nothing about other things — it’s pretty random.
However, I have this vision of the future of the Information World.
It sounds grand, and I’m just a small fry, but even little shrimps have visions (maybe).
While I haven’t thought about in enough to convert it into words, my intuition tells me to go with that feeling and see where it leads.
Sounds like I’m talking about an ideal world, right? Well, maybe.
What are your thoughts about all this? Do you have a vision for the future of the world of information? Please tell me in the comments, I’d love to hear about it.