Exclusively focused on SEO

I've obsessed over my Search Engine Optimization for the keyword phrase "Blotter Art."

Every time I anchor link something like Blotter Art at Shakedown Gallery I see my ranking creep just a little higher on Google and that translates to more hits on my page, so I've been going backwards through abandoned profiles on the net and changed all of my links to have Blotter Art in the anchor text. It's a bit spammy, but I'm not going into forums where I've never been and doing this. Just tweaking the ones that I've already created and then moved on from. Google is a program, so gaming a program is about all anyone has to work with to boost search engine ranking.

not sure who's on LJ these days...

everyone pretty much seems to have migrated en masse to crackbook... is a direct link to my page there.

well, my blogging is pretty much wordpress based these days... i've been trying to integrate it with my blotter art commerce sites to drive some traffic over there...

and i blather on twitter from time to time... ... as if that's really worth watching for my least utterance...

post-debate blather

rather than poke my eyes with sharp objects, i took the equally masochistic route of watching the second obama-mccain "town hall" debate...

after weeks of promising a clean campaign, and teetering on the verge of a massive loss, mccain used his week to launch a series of attack ads. according to many media sources, almost all of mccain's campaign ads have "gone negative."

so the lead-up to this debate was, essentially, the question of whether mccain was going to hurl poop directly at obama or if he was going to do it from a distance and let his surrogates hurl poop from a distance.

while mccain avoided calling obama a terrorist, or mentioning his middle name, hussein, or asking if obama was in favor of the weather underground's tactics when obama was just eight years old, he nevertheless couldn't resist trying to lob the "tax and spend liberal" riff at obama...

watching this slow-motion train wreck leaves me with but two questions... will obama get the electoral landslide that i'd love to see? and, #2, if he does get the votes in crucial swing states, will those votes get counted or will they fall into some sort of diebold black hole?

albert hofmann quote

“Alienation from nature and the loss of the experience of being part of the living creation is the greatest tragedy of our materialistic era. It is the causative reason for ecological devastation and climate change.

Therefore I attribute absolute highest importance to consciousness change. I regard psychedelics as catalyzers for this. They are tools which are guiding our perception toward other deeper areas of our human existence, so that we again become aware of our spiritual essence. Psychedelic experiences in a safe setting can help our consciousness open up to this sensation of connection and of being one with nature.
LSD and related substances are not drugs in the usual sense, but are part of the sacred substances, which have been used for thousand of years in ritual settings. The classic psychedelics like LSD, Psilocybin and Mescaline are characterized by the fact that they are neither toxic nor addictive. It is my great concern to separate psychedelics from the ongoing debates about drugs, and to highlight the tremendous potential inherent to these substances for self-awareness, as an adjunct in therapy, and for fundamental research into the human mind.

It is my wish that a modern Eleusis will emerge, in which seeking humans can learn to have transcendent experiences with sacred substances in a safe setting. I am convinced that these soul-opening, mind-revealing substances will find their appropriate place in our society and our culture.”

Dr. Albert Hofmann
Thursday, 19th April 2007
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albert hofmann remembered

as many may now know, dr albert hofmann, the man who discovered lsd, died yesterday in basel, switzerland at the age of 102. i have posted a few bits about the story on my tribe page and my wordpress blog. today zane kesey posted a story from mountain girl about her recent visit to switzerland in which she met dr hofmann for the first time. the story is linked here: