Let’s be honest. In a world where 77% of the industry is dominated by males, being a chick in SEO is quite an experience. Surrounded by a bunch of smart dudes who like the same stuff I do is pretty cool and I probably wouldn’t have realized this without the help of good ol’ Twitter. I spend a lot of time observing on Twitter, and occasionally partake in shop-talk. In fact, my favorite way to keep up with what’s going on is via Twitter, and in the process I inevitably learn about some of the “players” in the industry. Which leads me to wonder, what would I be like if I were a guy in SEO?
Warning: the following are sweeping generalizations, only mildly offensive, and likely inaccurate stereotypes based purely on my observations. Feel free to dispute or harass me in the comments below. I’ll take it like a man.
I would ride a bike.
I would wear a plaid shirt.
I would enjoy good beer/local IPAs.
I would wear cool glasses.
I would have a cartoon Twitter avatar.
— Michael J. Kovis (@michaelkovis) October 29, 2012
— James Agate (@jamesagate) October 29, 2012
— Iain Bartholomew (@iainbartholomew) October 29, 2012
I would have fancy facial hair.
I would talk [to other SEO dudes] about [fantasy] football.
However, none of these things would matter if I could be the best looking man in SEO…let alone THE WORLD.
In case you couldn’t tell, there’s a certain coolness that SEOs possess, whether male or female. I dare any other industry to compete with our smarts, style, uniqueness, and overall awesome.