Tweet 140: That Time I Swung for the Fences

Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Tweet:

The Story:

I’ve been a fan of Moz since I started learning SEO in late 2011. When they started accepting submissions for community speakers at MozCon two years ago, I had it in the back of my mind that it was something I should go for but didn’t think I knew enough to try for it.

When they opened up for submissions again last year, I figured I could try for it, but struggled to come up with a topic that I was proud of. (Side note: props to Toni Jones who tried to help me brainstorm back then.)

Fast forward to this Spring, and I was determined to take action. I put together an outline of what I wanted to present, got clearance from work to talk about what we are doing in a TAGFEE way, and sent in my submission just before the deadline. Sure, there are lots of things I would have done better, mostly revolving around putting together a more precise and more eye-catching pitch, but I didn’t want to let imperfection prevent me from taking action.

Oh, I did try to bribe the committee though.  Not my best success.

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One Comment on “Tweet 140: That Time I Swung for the Fences”

  1. 1 RyanGPhx said at 6:48 pm on April 15th, 2014:

    Tweet 140: That Time I Punched Above My Weight