I’m Back to Blogging

I know, I know… we’ll see how long this lasts. It seems like once a year I have this great idea to start blogging again, and lets be honest, I normally get caught up in the shuffle and this becomes a distant thought. Really, I just like jacking my site up once a year and changing the themes back and forth 🙂

I come into it with high aspirations and to let people know whats going on which me, my family, and my businesses. Brain Host has exploded and that is really the motivation behind why I’d like to make this a habit. I want to share a bunch of what I’ve learned, the good, the bad, and the funny. We had an amazing first year in 2011 and are positioning ourselves to have another good year this year. We have a handful of awesome projects that we’ve been planning since the fall and they are starting to take shape quickly. We’ve also been growing internally in regards to our staffing. I’m truly excited with the direction we’re going and ultimate it will help our customers much more.

So stay tuned… or maybe I’ll fall off the horse here in another week 😉

What Has Corey Been Doing

All I have to say is 2010 is going to be a crazy year! I can’t believe its already July! I wanted to post an update on what I’ve been up to thus far and where I’m going next both personally and professionally. I’ve been away from my blog for some time, but I’m going to try to keep posting more frequently. There were circumstances up until this point that I just refrained from posting in my free time. I’ve been thinking of topics and just creating draft posts, even if I don’t finish them right away. I’ve even been posting these from my Moto Droid with the WordPress app so I don’t forget the topic or idea. Hopefully this will help me keep on track and be able to share more ideas as they come up!

Personally

Some know I got engaged last summer and am getting married in a little less than a month! July 24th is the wedding day and I’m super excited! It has been a lot of planning and preparation, mostly taken on by my fiance Lisa.

Besides wedding planning, Lisa and I have just been getting everything set for life after the wedding. We also added 2 members to the household, first Murphy and now Weazy our bearded dragons. I’ve ALWAYS wanted lizards, ask my mom. For the longest time I wanted to get an Iguana and she would never let me, which is probably good because fresh vegetables every day would be a pain.

Oscar, the beagle, is still here as well. He’s about 5 years old now and still very active. He ceases to amaze me and seems to be getting smarter and more mature. He always had trouble listening and over the last year has started to behave better and be calm. His new trick is escaping from the kitchen after he has slowly destroyed one of the gates.

Professionally

I have recently left The Karcher Group (TKG) as of July 2nd. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at TKG and learned a lot in the process. It was a hard decision to leave but ultimately for the best. I’ve taken the position as COO of Upright Publishing. I’m so excited about this opportunity to continue to grow and develop. This kind of takes me out of the day to day SEO game which I’ll miss, though I’m sure I will still keep up on things and be working on my skills. Upright will still keep me in the internet marketing space though. At TKG my primary focus was on organic SEO and social media where as now, things will be more diverse and it’s not an agency.

I’m really excited not only for this month (July 2010) but for the rest of the year! Look for more posts to come as well, I hope I can start sharing things I’ve learned and continue to learn!

Wow… How Time Flies!

I’ve been neglecting my blog for awhile now and I didn’t realize how long it has been until I took a closer look. It feels like I just wrote on it yesterday! Since my last post there have been at least 2 SEO seminars I have spoken at, 2-3 breakfast bootcamps, and a handful of other things going on!

I am going to try and make a big push to keep the blog up going forward. I’ve been learning a lot and hope to share those ideas here. Some of the things I have been learning more and more about each day are programming, SEO/SEM, affiliate marketing, business, and more. It really has been crazy. I feel like the last 3 weeks have been all over the place but it will be for the best!

Introducing Corey Hammond

Welcome to my blog! My name is Corey Hammond, if you couldn’t tell by now! I’m currently working for The Karcher Group as an SEO Specialist. I’d like this blog to server as a community for me to learn from people and maybe someone can pick something up from me. I would like to focus on general ideas on life, some sports, and technology including wireless and SEO (search engine optimization).

Please leave your introductions and a little about yourselves!