It's been a while since I've written a
blog post to my website, but I guess I've just been busy with a
lot of things going on in my life. I've been travelling a ton for
work - which has been really cool, but has kept me ultra busy.
Since the beginning of the year, I've been on business trips to:
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Malta, Malta (South of Italy) - Stayed in London, England for a 2
San Francisco, California
I've decided to quit posting technical
posts to my frontpage. I figure that most people who land on my
blog for a tech post are probably getting here from google or
another search engine and will land directly on the article they are interested in. People who are more likely to visit my site
on a consistent basis are friends and family. As such, I am trying
to make it easier for them to enjoy the site (by simply coming to
the frontpage) without having to navigate through all the techy
madness that I am always posting about.
If you do read my blog for the techy posts, they will all still be
here. They won't show up on the site's main front-page, but
they'll still get filed to the tech category of my
blog. What do you think about this change? Leave a comment and
let me know!
My last goal was to make my website the
top search result when you searched for 'Shiner Lyon' (at least
on Google - that's all that counts right?). I have successfully
overtaken the Kansas and Kentucky Wildlife Commissions and a
discussion forum about fishing bait to achieve the top position. At
least for now.
My new goal is to make my website the top search result when you
search for 'Josh Lyon' - afterall, this website is pretty much
dedicated to my thoughts, my photos, my technical discoveries, etc.
Hopefully google will re-index my site and will pickup on the new
changes I'll be making over the coming days.
I would mention the names of the websites
I'm below, but for now I don't want to give them any type of
advantage. I'm talking to you Mr. Leet Speak and Mr. Horserider.
Maybe I could put some more pictures of myself up and appropriately
label them. If you have any ideas how to make my site more
oriented towards me in content (like the use of my name in text,
descriptors, etc.) please leave a comment.
I just wanted to let everyone know that my next goal is to make some pictures or information about my dog the top link on Google when you search for "Shiner Lyon". Laura seemed to think it was ridiculous that I was doing some search engine optimization on my photo gallery tonight primarily for that reason, but I think it's fun. Hopefully she (Shiner) will the top result shortly. As a side effect of getting Shiner promoted, I've fixed some of the issues with my com_search component and an issue it had with OpenSEF. If anyone is interested in the apache htaccess hack, let me know via a comment and I can post some information on it.