Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
I have spent the major portion of today researching Keywords, SEO optimization, and best WP Themes for SEO, in order to help gain maximum exposure for my website and blog. In this process I am learning a lot of things I never imagined I would have. I am not a computer geek…and right now I wish I was!
I have to fight the feeling of being anxious about the time I spend reading and researching one small, stupid…ok that’s a judgement, tiny, little detail that I have no clue what it is about, but I need in order to make my site work well. The hours pass by and I am still reading and looking for information to help me do this thing or that thing. My heart starts to race. I keep thinking I’m taking too long…but too long for what?
Not having restrictions or conditions on my time is a very new experience. I like it a lot, but one thing I have to continually keep reminding myself is that nothing is urgent…slow down and relax. It seems like it should be easy to adjust too, but for me right now…I think I need to make remembering that my job.
On a more enjoyable topic, Easton and I went to the market today while Heidi was in her jewelry class. We are starting to learn the ropes and know what things should cost. Strawberries are always $1.25 a pound, tomatoes are 50 cents a pound, and eggs are 10 cents each. There are some variations in produce. Mangos, which seem ubiquitous around here, sell at 2 for a dollar, 3 for a dollar, and 4 for a dollar. I think when someone is trying to charge us 2 for a dollar they are “gringo pricing” us. We just say, ‘no, gracias” and move on.
My favorite guy to buy bananas from had papas, or potatoes, today. We haven’t eaten a potato since we arrived here. We bought 5 small to medium sized ones, all for 50 cents. I’m looking forward to dicing them up and cooking them with some onion and other seasonings. Yum! We also bought bananas and cebollas (onions) from him. As we were leaving he handed me a small papaya for free.
I have to give this guy points for value added marketing skills! I’m totally looking forward to when I know more Spanish because he talks to us the whole time and I don’t have a clue what he is saying.
Heidi has been plagued with bad migraines the last two days. I think the 4 hour stretch in jewelry class…in a room without AC and with very poor lighting does her in, especially with all the fine detail work she is doing. She is making a very cool silver pendant necklace though, and when she is done I will post it.
Another chill day and beautiful evening sunset in Bahia de Caraquez. Wish you were here.