Part of the Routine as a SEO Specialist/MOM

My daily routine is scheduled down to the minute and is so exact that if you call me at 8 a.m. you know that I am on my way out of the door to get the kids to school; call me at 8:24 a.m. and you will know that I am leaving the school parking lot and on my way to work; and at 8:37 a.m. I am walking through the doors at DDA, a website design company, ready to start my day as a search engine optimization specialist.

I start up my computer, login to my TRAC, put away my lunch, and start checking emails. Throughout my day, I implement website optimization elements into sites that are enrolled in our SureThing Optimization Program. Focusing meta tags, adding header tags, a site submission here, a press release submission there… all in part to increase the website’s rankings in the search engine.

Now, every once in a while something is thrown into the mix and my routine is slightly altered. Take last Thursday for example. My son was complaining about pain in his ear, so thinking that his ear infection had returned, I scheduled his doctor’s appointment and didn’t give it a second thought. After work, I headed to my sons’ school (I arrived at 4:30 p.m. on the dot as usual), picked them up, and was off to the doctor’s. Thinking I’d be in and out, since I have been to many of these appointments, I was surprised when the doctor took a longer than usual peek into my son’s ear.

To my surprise, it was not an ear infection… it was a tiny plastic bead. After wanting to laugh and scream and cry all at the same time, I calmed down and let the doctor try to get the “foreign body” as she kept calling it, out of my son’s ear. No such luck. So now I need to take him to St. Christopher’s Hospital tomorrow to have surgery to take the bead out.

He was playing with the beads at school and wanted to bring it home, but he had no pockets…. Ahhh, to be 5 again!!!