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Monday, January 26, 2009, 3:36 pm

lemon

maybe i’m not being reasonable right now but i’m pretty pissed at the fact that techfresh.net‘s pr dropped from 5 to 3 overnight.  i’m not really sure what happened but i speculate there was a ddos attack around the time google performed another routine dance.  this would make techfresh.net disappear for a while and that’s probably why google dropped the pr, assuming it’s no longer good to go.  anyway, i have my suspicions but i guess pissing off wouldn’t do me much good.

this has however put me in check.

i realize now that it hasn’t been wise at all for me to rely on just search engine traffic all along.  that i should start doing some guerrilla marketing and start rebuilding traffic by other creative means.  it also made me realize how fragile and transient anything in life is.  how it could all be taken away from you just like that and you’ll go from rich to poor, from healthy as a horse to dead in a split second.  it simply reminds me not to take anything in life for granted, no matter how small or how big it is.

i’m just thankful that traffic hasn’t all been affected that much.  and i’m thankful that despite what great problems maybe coming my way, i still have my feet on the ground and my arms around the person i love the most.

if you have any ideas on how to survive pr drops and/or how to build blog traffic by natural means, please do share.