Inspire Me Monday Linky Party #17


Inspire Me Mondays

Welcome to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday for the week of January 27! It’s such a pleasure to have you join us. 🙂

Let’s start with what I’ve been up to in the past week.  One of my posts, How to Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Google Analytics, had many more page views than my norm.  I hear that’s what’s called “going viral!”

I wrote:

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How to Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Google Analytics


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Do you want to get on the front page of Google, so when potential readers search your blog topic, they can find you?  Did you hear you should increase your blog traffic, so that you can get on the front page of Google?  This post is not going to tell you how to do that.  This post is going to tell you the opposite.

Keep reading and you will learn how to use Google to increase your blog traffic.  Can you get to the front page of Google before you increase your blog traffic?  Absolutely, I did, and this post will tell you how you can too.

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A poem from the future

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Editor’s note: This poem kicks off a new “Question Worth Asking” series: “How weird will the future be?” First up: a piece from poet and TED Fellow Ben Burke.

[Dear Helen- So sorry. Didn’t have time to write that poem. But my future self sent me one yesterday. So we’re good. Crazy, right? It’s totally legit and actually from the future, so no need to double-check, you’re probably too busy anyway. Happy New Year!  – Ben Burke]



I arrived in the basket that was weaved here before me
And I stayed in any place with a roof that would store me
I have lots of belongings
But didn’t pack for the trip
I got here, they put pants on me
And then the world gave me the slip

I’ve lived as slowly as…

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