Brain overload - who else is suffering?
I digress - but who wouldn't when you have lived on 4 or 5 hours sleep for a week and there is still a 'to do list' sitting beside your computer that is pages long, with big fluro marks on every single entity reminding you that these things are very urgent.
On top of that, my number one support team member, who runs my entire life, has gone on holidays and has left me to fend for myself. I know that she kindly said to me as she was leaving yesterday that I could ring her anytime over the holidays - but given that she gave me a new number, I am thinking that she may have changed a few digits just to ensure that she actually gets a holiday - one that she clearly deserves as she puts up with me! A hard task even in my book!
After yet another Christmas dinner, I went to work in Sydney yesterday and given the fact that IT always comes in early and everyone else does not (they stay late instead) I was able to spend some quality time going through our IT challenges and successes.
I also got a few whacks over my knuckles for my poor behaviour and expectations of everything being delivered "yesterday". All in all though, it was a very productive meeting. Nirmal, our IT guru, who has replaced Miroslav who is wisely travelling around Australia for the next year, gave me some valuable tips on how to ensure that our websites continue to track well on google while everyone is on holidays.
Firstly, write some blogs. Tick. Secondly, ensure that every page has metatag titles, descriptions and keywords. I have been known to add many pages to our websites and often I forget to put in the metatag details. Sure, I have an IT department who specialises in SEO to do this for me, but it always saves time if I can just spend an extra couple of minutes and do it for myself.