melissa-poppHi. My name’s Melissa. Just a warning before you start reading this bio: I’m terribad at talking about myself. Yes, terribad.

I’m a blogger, tech enthusiast, and obsessive compulsive which makes for an interesting combo as a writer.

Born and bred in San Diego, California, I’ve lived on both coasts and currently live in Denver, Colorado. I travel when I can, check out LoDo when I’m desperate and do my best to make it to the mountains whenever possible.

What I Do for a Living

I’ve been blogging and writing for over a decade. I started out with mediocre SEO jobs, learning the ins and outs of what search optimization was, and have thankfully moved on to bigger and better. It’s now a different ball game.

I’ve written about topics ranging from health care to hair loss products to custom built mailboxes and just about anything you can imagine. I’ve done keyword-rich content, direct marketing campaigns, a script for a biohazard response game, a few grants, and blogging. Lots and lots of blogging. Did I mention SEO content? Lots and lots of that, too.

I began writing about consumer electronics and technology seven years ago. I took on a few odd jobs here and there. It wasn’t until four years that I became serious about writing for tech blogs. I attend CES (Consumer Electronics Show) each year to offer unique coverage, live tweeting, and more.

What I’m Working On Now

I’m a Senior Writer for TechNorms, contributing to their Windows section whenever possible. My focus when tech blogging is to make Windows easier for the average consumer to use, which is easier said than done with all the Microsoft hating going on around the web.

I’m currently working for Colorado-based digital marketing agency Altitude SEO. I’m the Director of Digital Engagement which is a fancy way of saying I love to help find ways to drive traffic to your website. Whether it’s link development, content marketing, or social media strategy, I’m your expert.

I also have a handful of private clients that I work with focusing on tasks ranging from content strategy to writing to social media.

I’m a creative writer and have been since I could pick up a pencil. I write poetry and short stories on a regular basis, and I’m currently editing my first novel.

I am always looking to connect with people who share my passion for writing on the web, along with those looking for ways to showcase how content, SEO, and social media work together for phenomenal results. Search experience optimization is evolving and if we’re not changing with it, why are we still writing online?