Welcome back to MikeAllan.com. This site is an amalgamation of my old site newmediamike.com and my name domain, mikeallan.com. newmediaMike.com recently lost Akismet protection, but because it has been around for so long still gets some traffic. At 8 am Akismet cancelled my coverage. By noon my newmediamike gmail in box had over 200 spam comments. I had to do something. newmediamike was outdated and it was going to be a PITA to update it. Plus, I’m not really “newmediaMike” these days anyway. But, there’s still some decent content on there I didn’t want to lose, so I’ve imported them to this site. I’ll use this as an experiment to see if I can recapture any of the traffic I had before for my SEO posts. So I’ll be updating those. As for this site, it has sat dormant for the last four years. My last post was prior to my 60th birthday and I pledged to start blogging again. Uh huh, we all know how that worked out as of this re-launch I am 64.
So what am I going to do with this site? Since my background is video production and I’ve lost a bit of my perfectionism when it comes to making videos I might start making videos or as they said way back – VLOGGING. Which will then let me expand my content to other video platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Which lends itself nicely to the small business digital transformation I want to do when I ahem “retire” from the agency.
What will I be blogging/vlogging about?
There’s a guy I follow on Twitter who regularly uses the phrase, “emptying the junk drawer of my mind”. That’s what this site will be about moving forward. A mish mash dogs breakfast of videos and written posts about my pets, SEO, coffee, cars, my Jeep, recovery, politics, TV and whatever else is grinding my gears. I’ve got the masthead as “My site – My Views” for a reason.
I’ll use this site to discuss the current state of US politics. Oh sure I could use Twitter or Facebook, but here I don’t have to face the backlash. If I don’t like your comment – it’s gone!
It’s going to be fun.