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Metro Atlanta, Ga.
Professional Designer+Developer Hybrid:
Content Mgmt (CMS) Online Target Marketing, Social Media Strategist & Mgmt, User Experience Designer (UXD), User Centered Design Specialist, Graphic design, Web Design & Development, Frame-works, FLOW (FLOW – Design For Emotion Targeting), etc..
..and Tech Geek at Heart
My Story & My Success
My Favorite Quote: “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within..”
In early adulthood, I was in a life threatening accident that partially severed my L5-S1 of my lower spinal cord. I was unable to walk without help & unbearable pain and was told I would never walk again without help if at all. And that was the professional opinion of my future..
Although I heard them, my heart would not listen and I continued physical therapy. After being turned down by 11 surgeons across the US (they all feared they would only make things worse), I found one who was cowboy enough and who wanted to try an experimental surgery.
Because I was young, had the right attitude, and had no prior spinal surgeries; I was a prime candidate for the experimental surgery. We immediately put together a rock solid team of 5 top specialists in their own fields.. After almost more than a year of (intense core strengthening) physical therapy and after much, much hard work on ALL sides, I got the use of my legs and the chance at a new beginning of my new life.
After 3 major surgeries, bone marrow transplant, reinforced disc bolts, and re-learning to walk & build strength over the muscle atrophy, No one who doesn’t already know can ever tell I ever was hurt.
I now stand and walk before you with my head held high, and even running around playing ball with my young son!(my son-who is and always will be my inspiration for being the best me I can be)
I don’t have to tell you just how drastic my life changed, or the large list of people and worldly gains I took for granted, that fell away from me & my life as my life was shaken so drastically from all this. I had some complications that actually caused my life technically to be over for a small amount of time & I died in the first surgery for a short time that seemed much MUCH longer in perspective…I am now learning about my condition and Near Death side effects with a scientific team and even http://iands.org (I will not mention exact time I was actually dead(wow that just sounds so weird) until I have retrieved the records & I will not openly talk about the side effect or any paranormal questions untill I know/understand more scientifically) but I guarantee it was longer than normal and without a miracle and the hard work of the medical staff involved, I might not have had a choice to come back to this earth in my body.
My attitude was strong & positive ‘most‘ of the time and while around others. But I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t admit to having some nights filled with doubt and self pitied pain. It was as if my soul was turned inside out and putting myself back together was too far away to reach some nights.
My story could be a sad one if I let it, or if someone else was telling you all I lost along the way, my home, my marriage, my job, wayward friends, my money & retirement, and even a new love along the way that proved to be less than true…even losing my dignity when I needed help from another but didn’t always have someone.
But since I’m still alive & walking, I’m telling my story as I see fit; As a success story.
Now after 2 years of full-time physical therapy I am fitter and stronger than the average Man. I don’t have to go into the details to explain just how devastated my personal life had become by this time & how I had survived by taking on small & remote projects while working to get my strength back simultaneously as I struggled through physically.
I refused disability foreseeing my return to life & career with high hopes, and so life required me to adapt & continue working ‘remotely’ & as a PM or project consultant for online campaigns of all sizes. I continued my work and my studies within my passion & profession of ‘Information Architecture’.
I now have the unique chance to re-write my life better than ever! I am completely starting my life over personally and have the wisdom & solid heart to take me there. I am proud to announce that I have no notable or debilitating complications from my accident or the surgery.
As I mentioned, I did refuse disability & now my desire is to finish my story so I AM working full time as Information Architect and building my own WPO/Web support consulting co. on the side.
I’ve overcome the challenge of being told I could never walk again without some sort of help. Now I am up to the challenge of finding a position where I can once again prove my abilities and strengths for a company long-term.
You will never find a more loyal & dedicated Information Architect & creative PM than you will find in me. I am extremely adaptable and have multiple talents in many areas. Whether I am working as a PM, Information Architect, WPO/SEO, Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Manager, Marketing admin, or a mix of them all, I bring nothing but my best to every situation.
Metro Atlanta, Ga.
Content Mgmt (CMS) Target Marketing, Social Media Strategist & Mgmt, User Experience Designer (UXD), User Centered Design Specialist, Graphic design, Web Design & Development, Frame-works, FLOW design
and Tech Geek at Heart…
Hi, I’m Robert Wilkinson (also Known as BlotterMonkey) and I write Almost humor. As the founder and editor of Almost Humor I aim to help even the average person learn & understand how to LifeHack in ways to save time & money or explore new options in different ways than before.
I started Almost humor in 2009 to use for storing & sharing my How-To-Notes for my family and friends most of all. It ‘s the best way I came up with to help with using visual answers to repeated questions that required some content to understand in today’s tech savvy world. Prior to being a Father and full time Information Architect WPO Specialist & Graphic Designer, and SEO/CMS/Social Media Marketing Specialist, I spent over twelve years as a PM Executive, working as Event Coordinator & other Executive roles for corporate & non-profit organizations, as well as running my own web design company as Lead Theme Designer & Coder for ‘Invetro Design’ on the side.
For more details about my professional history career:
I’m also a lover of Creative Comic Relief and enjoy participating as a “Sit-Down Comic” as a hobby. I find it serves to keep my writing wit and content development creatively challenged. Feel free to visit some of my “Best Of’ BlotterMonkey” Here! I’m also an awarded Klout “Pundit’ in Content Development and my true reach can be produced if needed.
Robert Wilkinson is a very passionate Information Architect, Web Presence Optimization Specialist, Content Developer by day and the creative force behind Almost Humor by night. He is also known as “Blottermonkey” the Artist…
“I love Project Management & today’s Information Architecture. I’m passionate about User Experience, SEO WPO, Social Media, Solid Content Mgmt and helping Small businesses get the most out of their advertising dollars.”
Information Architect, Web Presence Optimization, User Experience Artist, and Tech Geek at heart..
Ultimately, my passion is creating solid efficient strategic Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Campaigns:
(WPO) is the evolution of SEO. WPO is about optimizing your entire web presence for organic search every day – Website, Social Media, Press Releases, Blogs, etc. The fundamentals of SEO still matter, however SEO is now about Social Signals (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+) and Fresh Living Content.
Today’s marketing is beyond a monologue. You must reach out & directly interact w your market demographic in a many number of strategically targeted ways. My strengths are in understanding those ways specifically by staying equipped to materialize them, insight-fully keeping current in the latest target marketing & WPO technologies; implementing them all in your favor – as your WPO Consultant & Information Architect.
Your web presence exists for a purpose; to aid in making your business more successful. But pretty pictures aren’t enough. W/out new leads finding you those great visuals & cleverly placed calls to action are a waste of time.
WPO-Web Presence Optimization – is about optimizing content across your organization’s entire web presence – website, social media, blogs, email, mobile, etc –Its about dominating ALL search starting points so people will find your business as the answer during all phases of their online research.
The formula of online success is a combination of many elements.
I know how to take those many elements, using proven strategies & technologies, & turn them into a stress free formula of success for YOU.
With Diet Coke running through his veins, he enthusiastically challenges each day, 20+ projects at a time.
PS: If you are interested in retaining me or just need some technological help with any subjects mentions above or below or more, feel free to ask me questions or for help.
- Creating an online campaign,
- Help or direction with a personal online strategy to turn around a negative online identity or personal reputation/online smear , or online name damage.. I know how to counter & repair Negative online ID quickly & offer wise guidance as well.
- How to turn around bad online publicity of your name, identity or brand,
- online business or need advice in WPO, SEO, WebCMS, PM, UX, etc..
- Whether you’re starting, repairing, or attacking, I’m YOUR MAN!
Who Am I?
I am Robert Wilkinson But online I am also known as “BlotterMonkey” …and in the earlier years the Digital Ghost Artist known as “Invetro”.
“I am you; you are me. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.”
That is why I can relate to you in my blogs. That little bit of you that is me; that is in us all is relate-able That relate-able part of us is what I endeavor to share together as you read and learn and teach me as you read and I write Almost Humor. I am one of the people who love the why of things. I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious, and I love to share what I learn with the spirit of child like joy.
(Don’t forget to LIKE my newest page “BlotterMonkey by Design” Facebook Page too!)
As I stumble thru this life with silly wit, my strange humor and my love for learning technology, I find myself often wishing I had a roadmap. But far too often I am white-knuckled to the leading edge and wisdom comes way to often too little & too late. So I have started keeping notes as I go also known as “Life Hacks” that I think are worth sharing with others to save them from the same stumbles. Life Hacking subjects include Free Tips on: social media, website design, home networking, home theater, graphic design, easy ways to save time and money on just about anything.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within..”
Some links & sites just layin around:
- Vizify BlotterMonkey: about.me/robertwilkinson
- Gravatar Blog ID: gravatar.com/blottermonkey
- InstagGram instagram.com/blottermonkey
- AlmostHumor Weekly Zine bit.ly/AlmostHumor-NewsPaper
- AlmostHumor Fb pg: www.facebook.com/AlmostHumor
- BlotterMonkey by Design) Fb pg: www.facebook.com/BlotterMonkeybyDesign
- OKCupid | www.okcupid.com/profile/BlotterMonkey