I am a Person of Wisdom

It’s official, and SMS is sending me the t-shirt to prove it.

Congratulations! You are one of 10 lucky winners of the Search Marketing Standard Crossword Challenge. Please provide us with the URL of the website you would like us to link to and we’ll add you to the People of Wisdom list.

Your SMS t-shirt will be shipped within 2 weeks.

Thank you for your participation and I hope you enjoy the magazine.

Andrey Milyan

Search Marketing Standard

Yup, dear reader(s), I completed the crossword in the back of the Winter 07/08 Search Marketing Standard, sent in the secret keyword, and now my brandspankingnew blog is going to be on a List of Wisdom.

What fun! It’s not every day you get to be officially declared wise. Since I have a wise-crown at this moment, here are some wise-reasons why subscribing to a print magazine about a digital media is smRt.

  • Digital media is bubble bath 2.0 compatible. C’mon now, you know you want to unplug the phone, light a few candles, pour a glass of wine and experience reading out of the reach of incoming emails.
  • Spambots need not apply
  • The current issue is going to be current. No following a search result to find outdated information on a desserted site.
  • Print can help to make us online folk real, and real life has more built in reality checks for a deeper level of accountability than the purely digital. The kind of dweeb who launched death threats at Kathy Sierra would never be able to use a reputable print publication for the same means.
  • The focus is on the pull of the material, not the rock star or link bait of the moment. This is more true of magazines published less frequently than People or The National Enquirer. Quarterly publication can be a good thing.

Care to add more reasons? Comments are open!

Hat tip to SEO Scoop. Check out Dazzlin Donna’s tribute the SMS magazine crossword puzzle.