I love a good side project – I’ve always had some, although it’s always a struggle to find time for work, side projects and family – let alone keeping the garden in a decent state!
Most of my side projects are based around personal interests of my own, and they've been a great way to test SEO strategies and tactics as well as learning other skills involved in running a website.
A few years ago I created a fun little side project for the SEO community, entitled “The SEO Quiz“. This was an interactive quiz format that I built using Google Web Stories (formerly known as the AMP Web Story format) whereby I featured as many members of the SEO community as I could, with a short video/quiz on the topic of SEO.
The feedback I had was great, and it was even featured in an episode of Google Search Central's YouTube updates.
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me enjoying the simple life in a remote part of Galicia near A Coruña in northwest Spain having grown up in Bournemouth, Dorset. I live out here with my partner and two young children. As well as caring for our orchard of over 60 trees and our tiny flock of chicken, I spend my time growing our own produce and nurturing a budding bee paradise. The latest addition is a papaya tree I’m growing from seed. I have some fairly ambitious plans to one day become self-sufficient(ish!).
Whilst I’m trying to be more deliberate about the types of clients I work with – trying to avoid anything that might not align with my own ethics or values, I decided to start an interview series called “The Ethical Marketer” where I speak with other marketers and consultants about some of those topics that really appeal to me.
I aim to reflect my care and respect for the environment in my work through the clients I support and the initiatives I contribute to.
If you like the sound of all that, and fancy having a chat some time, don't hesitate to send me a message.