#SEOChat Opens Up On Depression Within The Search Industry

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:17 am 8 by
Filed Under SEO Forum News

Depressed

This article was written by industry friend Jenny Halasz @jennyhalasz who we have cited here numerous times. She wanted to publish something on an important topic and here it is.

#SEOChat is a fixture in the search community on Twitter, tackling lots of tactical SEO questions. But there's never been a discussion going on quite like the one taking place now. The overall theme of this discussion is around depression and anxiety within our industry.

This was the lead-in:

The industry suffered a significant blow this week, as Jordan Kasteler succumbed to a long battle with depression and it prompted many conversations about how we deal (or don’t deal) with depression in our industry.

While the participants of SEOChat were mixed on whether they think SEOs are more likely to be depressed or not, everyone agreed that working from home (which many of us do) has a lot of benefits but also a lot of risks.

Some of the suggestions the participants made are worth sharing again:

The general thread agreed - exercise, routine, and making time for outside interests and social interactions is very important if you work from home.

SEOChat this week was pretty deep and will likely return to regularly scheduled tactical discussions next week. But as Bill Slawski said, "we never quite know what others are going through."

Be aware of your fellow industry professional. Talk to each other. Share the good and the bad, and let's keep talking about how we can make life in the search industry even better.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Working On Surfacing More Content That Comes From The Heart

May 20, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Danny Sullivan: We Speak Directly To Engineers Working On Google Ranking Systems

May 20, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Comments To Notes In Google Search?

May 20, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Says Notes On Search Now Ends Soon

May 20, 2024 - 7:21 am
Bing Search

Bing Lets You Turn Off AI Responses But Google Doesn't Let You Turn Off AI Overviews

May 20, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Lyudmila Rudenko, Grand Chess Master, Gets A Google Logo