I've been busy over the last few days bringing www.livetocook.com  back to life. 

Cooking is my passion so I have been making my favourite foods and adding the recipes for these dishes to my website along with photographs of the results which were also added to flickr. 

While doing this I have practiced my writing skills and learned a heap more than expected.

Given that my intent is to create a website that  indulges my passion for food and cooking whilst attracting a lot of visitors. I decided that I needed to learn how to write Search Engined Optimised (SEO) content which will hopefully result in a lot of organic traffic to my website.  

In the process of researching SEO I have realised there is a lot to be learned and that  it is a skill which is valued by website owners and can be performed from anywhere in the world. Useful and portable skills I have learned in the last week include adding open graph metatags to web pages, setting up facebook comments on a Joomla site, and how to add structured data to a recipe.

In addition to this I have set up Google Analytics and google webmaster tools for livetocook.com so I can see how successful I have been.

Learning the art of SEO has been added to my todo list.

It's been a very productive first week but the rewards are yet to follow.