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Digital Creativity Flow & Google

Tonight, after replying to some nice comments from Jana on my recent article Analog Tools Foster Reflection, Creativity and Flow, i decided to head over to Google and figure out how she came across my post.

Jana suggested she was searching on the terms "digital writing" and "creativity" though playing with those terms didn't turn anything up in the first few result pages. So, I played with a few words from the post, starting with "digital creativity flow."

I hit return and bing! Look what Google turned up — the first hit on those 3 keywords!

How did this happen? I mean, I like the post, but how does a little weblog, written by a designer in Milwaukee grab first place on a 3 keyword search? I suppose the text of the post must be part of the reason, but still.

I have known about these kinds of high-level search results from other posts here on the weblog. Try searching Google for yogurt packaging and again a post written in 2004 occupies the 1st spot.

Amazing and nice, but I have no idea how this happened. Mind you I am not complaining whatsoever, but am simply astonished how powerful a blog can be, often without really trying.

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