We know what the day of the search engine marketing professional looks like (link). How about the editor of the search engine marketing magazine? How is his daily routine different from your own or that of Barry Schwartz? Judge for yourself.
My daily work is a struggle. Mostly it’s a struggle with the ad department. Believe it or not, I am your inside guy. I fight for you day and…sometimes night. I try to make sure that the number of ads is reasonable and that the ads are not too disruptive. I bet if it was up to our advertising director, you would be receiving a copy of the Yellow Pages every three months
The first 2-3 hours of every day I spend reading blogs, forums, articles and anything else I can get my hands on. That usually results in a blog post or two. I try to get the blog posts out of the way by 11AM; that’s when FeedBurner sends out email to our blog subscribers.
Then I start working with our contributors on the articles. That involves helping them to outline the points they want to touch upon in their article and giving them some general direction. If more articles are needed, I work on the topics to be included in the next issue.
The rest of the time I work on developing ideas for the new projects in our secret underground laboratory
When I get home after work, I make myself some tea, turn on my computer and start working on the things I didn’t get to finish at work. I have no idea how my girlfriend tolerates me…
What I have always been wondering is how people manage to go to the SEM conferences in the middle of the week… Andy, Barry, Kent, Rand, share your secret. How do you get any work done at all? In fact, Kim was wondering about the same thing in one of her latest post.
How about you? How does your workday look like? How many hours do you spend reading SEM blogs?