I’m reposting this post because I want to do an update of it and what I’m thinking now. So this week I will leave you with this and next week I will do another post on what my thoughts are now and what I’ve done.
This is something I’ve thought about a lot, the question of whether or not SEO is killing creativity. I find it affects how I post and what I write.
Is SEO killing creativity?
There are so many rules about what you should do with SEO. How you structure your blog posts and what you should include. It is starting to do my head in.
It seems one thing you have to do is repeat the title a million times. A friend asked me why my blogs posts kept repeating things and I told her I had to do it for SEO. It doesn’t make it good to read.
The title has to appear in different parts of the post. You can’t have three sentences in a row starting with the same word. You can’t use more than some percentage of passive words. OMG does anyone really even understand what passive words actually are. Then there are the transition words.
I’m not going to lie and say I think it is great, because I don’t. Do I really need to have my blog posts make it to the first page of google? Why can’t I just write organically and not worry about that? Where is the creativity?
What to do about SEO
Well I know I’m not going to convince Google to change, but I have to start wondering if it is time to stop playing the game. I want to be able to just write and not worry about it. In the past I used to enjoy blogging, but there seems to be so much pressure with it now.
I have no idea what the answer is. In the past I’ve felt that I should do everything to follow it, but then it keeps changing. Then I start feeling like I’m writing for an algorithm and not for you.
So the question becomes do I ignore SEO and not write for it? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think my posts have become more like I’m not talking to you anymore?
There is the possibility that I could do one or two posts a week for SEO and then do the rest for us. One thought.
While I was away I was trying to find some photos to use for Jigsaw Puzzles. I know that many of mine are too hard. They have too much black in them. So I’ve been trying to find images that would work better I think. Part of what I’m trying to think about is what sort of puzzles would I like to do.
While away I spent some time in the old shearing shed. I have three images here from it. I would love to know what you think. Do you think these would easier to do?