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General internet marketing writing

Keyword research in 2020: a brief answer

I received this question recently: If I create content for our company (articles for magazines, social media posts, etc), do I need to try to use KEYWORDS within the text as much as possible? And if yes, is there an online tool / website to check how well I did my job before I publish […]

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Malawi-related recipe

Baking Banana Bread

3 mushy bananas means… It’s time for Banana Bread. Today’s variation: I used whole wheat flour I added 150 grams of plain joghurt I added lots of walnuts (omega 3 for the win) I added nutmeg, kambuzi sauce, and vanilla sugar for taste It’s in the oven, baking at a low heat.

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flickr Photos

Giulia Super

What a beautiful vintage car. I saw this snapshot in my Flickr archive. From 2008, taken in Hannover with my Canon 40D. I like this Alfa Romeo. Find out more in this Wikipedia article.

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General tech

Useful Schema generator for FAQs

I heard about this useful Schema generator for FAQ pages

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basel flickr Photos

February flowers

For the boring flower snapshot album, some first signs of spring.

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flickr General Photos

When you have over 20 thousand photos on Flickr…

I’ve been on Flickr for over a decade. And I have over 20 thousand photos. Imagine. I didn’t think this is possible. Memories. Snapshots. Visual notes. The primary beneficiary is… me. I love browsing thru my photos. I love seeing old snapshots emerge in the Flickr stats or in old links or chats. I realize […]

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basel biking General

Cyclists, beware of tram tracks. Dangerous spot on Elisabethenstrasse in Basel

I witnessed a motorbike crash this morning while cycling to work. I was cycling up Elisabethenstrasse when I heard a loud crash. A motorbiker had crashed on the other side of the street. At a place where the tram tracks and street don’t leave much space for cyclists and motorbikes. At exactly the same spot […]

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marketing

Content distribution strategies on my mind

Brian Dean’s recent study confirmed what many Digital Marketing folks know intuitively. (…) Brian Dean recently found that 94% of all content generates zero backlinks. And just 1.3% of articles gobble up 75% of all social shares. Source: Brafton It’s 2020 and we’ve have been pumping out content for many years. Algorithms influence distribution. How do you earn […]

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General Photos

A weekend in Göteborg

Some snapshots and memories in this Flickr album.

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flickr Photos

Zucchero

A snapshot from my archives on Flickr.

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Photos

Where are you going?

Saw this chalk message on the pavement this week near Basel SBB train station. Where is your life going?

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General Photos

Photowalk

I went photo-walking with the Basel Photography Meetup on Saturday. The theme was #Openings. On my way into town, I saw this yellow monster. Nothing open about it. And very noisy. I like this snapshot of openings within a gate: This snapshot of some openings in this construction site scaffolding fits my likeable criteria equally […]

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General internet swiss video zurich

I attended Medien-Barcamp 2019 – my notes and comments – #medienbc

Yesterday, I set my alarm to 6 am and jumped on the 7:33 train to Zürich-Oerlikon. On a Saturday. To attend a barcamp on media. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of barcamps, a barcamp is a conference that organizes the talks by itself, on the day, Someone provides some rooms and infrastructure such […]

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flickr Photos

“The boring flower snapshot” lives on

I noticed that searching for the phrase “the boring flower snapshot” still leads to some of my flower snaps on Google and Duck Duck Go. Added some new snaps to my collection. So boring. I think this is a great example how using links and relevant anchor texts consistently can help you rank for a […]

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General

Summer of 2019

There are so many beautiful poppies this year. I captured some impressions on Flickr. It must be the additional rain that causes poppies to bloom. The field next to Fondation Beyeler is red with flowers.

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architecture basel Photos

Bicycle tour

then, i took part in this velo tour organized by the Swiss Architecture Museum and Open House Basel https://t.co/f6i17eQMqx — ?…Collect this tweet (@nchenga) May 19, 2019 I took part in a bicycle tour of public spaces and buildings in Basel. A highlight.

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basel flickr fun Photos

La domenica sportiva

I went for a long slow run today. Along the Wiese river. Up to Bettingen. Via my favourite sawdust track (aka Finnenbahn) at Ausserberg. And, ending my run at the Kneipp facility in Riehen. Feeling positive and blessed.

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flickr Photos

Stacked

Took this snap of a stack of newspapers some time ago. I like the pattern.

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flickr Photos

Tulip time

Tulip mania

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basel Photos

A postcard from Basel

I took this snapshot last week. A postcard view of the Münster in Basel.

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culture

Cycling anecdote

This morning the traffic lights jumped from yellow to red just as I was approaching a pedestrian crossing. I stopped. A man and a small boy were standing on the sidewalk, waiting. The man turns to me and comments angrily or sarcastically: Zu müde zum velofahren? (= too tired to cycle?) I responded that I […]

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flickr General Photos

Flickr: Should I stay or should I go?

Smug Mug acquired Flickr in April 2018. The question every long-term Flickr user is asking: Should I renew my subscription? I’ve been on Flickr for a very long time. And seen many ups and downs. Probably more downs. And it’s 2019 and I still use Flickr. Con: Subscription has doubled in price: 50$ for 1 […]

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General

Jog log 2019

It’s the 6th of January. And… I already went for a run three times this week. I hope to continue my running streak throughout the winter months. The plan is to carve out 30 minutes per day. And perhaps I’ll write about it here. Because writing helps.

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General Photos

Leafy details

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Malawi-related

Single-origin coffee from Malawi

Single-origin coffee from Malawi