Friday, August 7, 2009

The Content Dude: Last Days In Vegas

These are my last few days in Las Vegas before I head back to Athens, Georgia. I originally moved from Athens to Sedona in Arizona about ten years ago, but economic opportunity brought me here to Las Vegas. I learned most of what I know about e-commerce, search engine optimization, and web content while I was here, and the overall experience has been good for me in many ways.

When you have never lived in Las Vegas, but you have visited here like many if not most people have, you may get a skewed idea of what it's like. My typical day consists of getting up, writing content and doing some marketing when I have time, and then doing yoga and walking a few miles before I eat my main meal. Then it's back to providing quality web content for my clients, and when I'm done for the day I'll play some guitar, read, and then go to bed. Once in a while I go out after working for a few White Russians, and there is the occasional show or road trip, but that's life in Vegas for me.

Most people that I know here, of all ages, lead similar lives. Going to the strip is not something that you want to do unless you are going to a concert or show. I have walked around on the strip once in eight years, when a friend was visiting.

As for gambling, I rarely indulge. When I am drinking White Russians in a bar I may play five or ten dollars in a poker machine just for shits and giggles. But gambling is a losing proposition, and the content dude is not about losing. Not that I haven't considered every possible way to apply my formidable intellect to the task of winning mad stacks of easy cash, but I have come up empty and simply lost interest in gambling. I became a good enough live or Internet poker player to have a shot any time I play, but I just got sick of it. In the end, even if you're successful, all you get is money, and what good is that? I'm back to playing guitar all the time instead, and maybe that's part of why I got into the vibe of moving back to Athens.

So if you are reading this, you're thinking, what does all of this have to do with Internet content? I found this site looking for sage advice or some sales pitch trying to convince me to get my content here. But all I'm getting is a regular person keeping it real and writing about his own life. What's up with that?

I'm not sure. All I can say is that this is what I felt like writing. I could have kept quiet entirely, but this came out instead. However, since I provide content for a living, you need to know if I can write well enough to populate your pages with readable material. So...here you have it, it's your call. And speaking of calls, there is no last call here in Vegas...I guess I'll miss that...

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