It's been a few months since I've given all 2 of my loyal audience any search boy eye candy. For that I really do apologize, and not just because I'm about to ask for a favor.
For much of this year I've been splitting a good portion of my time between client work and my own entrepreneurial endeavors. The client work has actually been more in the business development arena, so to compensate the bulk of the entrepreneurial endeavor has been spent creating a vertical search engine. I'm not nerd enough to handle that challenge on my own, so in addition to trying to structure development, filters, rules and such, I've been trying to get into the VC game. I still have a way to go, but do have a few friends who've committed to giving me a small start (thank you BL and AM).
But, what does that have to do with sexy search boys and search ladies to love?
NOTHING! And there's where I need your help. Yes, you! (I'm not sure of this guy's name, and I didn't have time to send the pic to my lab, but I've got a pink lipstick stamp with his name on it ;-))
I'll be up to my eyes in work for a client project that's going to last through at least mid-January. And I'm really, really, really (really!) disappointed that I won't be able to make PubCon OR SES Chicago. Not.one.sexy.search.
No playing spot the hooker (hi Joe!), which I'm sure would be an exhaustive, championship level competition in Vegas. No tallying of socks on doors. No fookin' Dave N. No pretty princesses (hi Neil!). Really, I'm only cheered by the hope that this year will bring one of the best comic recaps yet (Hi Rebecca! No pressure).
I don't know who can take Danny's place as sexy SEO boy of the year. Seriously, who else is this comfortable with their hotness?
Gotta love when he plays the innocent SEO boy next door.
But if I were at SES or PubCon, I'd damn sure try to find that guy. I want to get off to a good start in 2008, and there's no better way than with a calendar.
Jim Boykin agrees. Kim isn't so sure, but she smiled to make me feel better about the idea anyway. :-)
So that brings us to this little favor. If you're at PubCon or SES, help me find the 2008 Sexy SEO Calendar Boys. You know how I like 'em - signature style, plenty of experience on top, master baiters and just the right touch of nerd hot.
Whichever conference you attend, don't be afraid to whip out the camera. Guys, work it and give me your hottest poses. The 12 most sizzling SEOs will appear in a limited edition calendar for 2008. If selected, your prize is that I'll probably be too embarrassed to bother you in person at any future conferences.
So get the tiaras and tank tops out, dust off the signature suits and let's make it work!
All photos by Li Evans, who is in no way responsible for the craziness of the author's interpretations