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This site is about my experiences, triumphs, and challenges of being a professional marketer. Since this is my personal website, I want to try to have fun with you too. In keeping with that, there’s Homebrewing Melomel Mead which you can find info about here.

You might also get bits of my life in San Francisco and as I travel the world.

Who is John Doherty?

I run marketing at HotPads.com. In the past I worked for Distilled in New York City. I also helped run Destinee Media in the past, which is based in Huemoz, Switzerland, the home of Swiss L’Abri, the community founded by Dr. Francis Schaeffer. I lived there for 2 years, spread out over a 5 year period.

My education comes from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. I took at B.A. in Technical and Scientific Communication (TSC), with a concentration in Online Publications (read: web development) in December 2007. Since then I have worked as an Implementation and Support Manager at a software company in Herndon, VA followed by a year-long stint as the Managing Director of Destinée Media.

Photography

I am also a photographer. You can check out my photography website, John Doherty Photography. Feedback on my photos is always appreciated!

Free Time

In my free time I work on writing projects and explore New York City. I also rock climb and ski when I have the chance and am near some mountains. My camera is frequently by my side. Recently I have been riding my single gear bicycle around Brooklyn, where I am lucky to call home. Find my photos on Instagram

Leave me a message, introduce yourself, and engage with me in conversation about the topics I choose to write about!

Cheers!

John

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20 responses to About John

  1. I found this site via SEOMoz and noticed you’re from Philadelphia. I used to live in the area as well – small world. Did you ever climb at Hangar 18? I used to be in there 2-3x a week.

    • John Doherty May 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      John –
      Very small world! That’s pretty cool. Where did you live? I’m moving to NYC soon to work for Distilled, but I’ve lived in Center City for about 8 months now.

      I have not climbed at Hangar 18. I went to Go Vertical a few times, but it’s a bit of a trip for me. I’m hoping to find a gym closer to me in Manhattan so I can go more often!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hey John,

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for a little while, and came across your tweet about the “eCommerce SEO for 2011 and Beyond.” It caught my interest, and I came to your site. I’m new to SEO/Link Development and trying to get as much education as possible. There looks to be a lot of great posts here that I’m hoping to read through.

    Also, I see that you spent time living at Swiss L’Abri. That is amazing!! I heard of them a few years ago. They were mentioned in a book I read (Finding God at Harvard). Do you have any posts you’ve written about your experiences there? I’d love to hear more.

    • Hey Annalisa –

      Thanks for the comment and for coming through! I appreciate the kind words and hope that what you find here adds value. I’ve been working on some new posts that will hopefully be going live soon.

      Tweet at me and I’ll follow you back! I only follow people who engage in conversation with me!

  3. John F. Doherty July 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hi John,

    This is not exactly a question related to your work, but I figured it is worth a chance. As you can see we have the same name, I currently live in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but am originally from Ireland. I am trying to locate a branch of my family that moved to the Philadelphia area circa 1901. My Great-Uncle, John E. Doherty, had a small store in my hometown, Charlestown,Co. Mayo (which is in the west of Ireland) which burned down around 1900-1901, after which he moved to Philadelphia. That is all the info that I have, and so far I have had no luck tracing his family. John Doherty is a relatively common name in Ireland, but I thought I would give it a shot. Actually, I used to live in Park Slope, and just got back from a quick visit to Philly, a city I really love! Anyway, thanks for your time, and good luck with the move to NYC!
    Regards,
    J.

  4. A few more months in SEO and you won’t be able to get away with calling this blog “beginner” anymore bro! Keep it up and enjoy following your work.

    • Haha thanks Keith! I have been thinking about re-branding it to something else and moving the “Beginner” articles to a category. We’ll see how adventurous I feel about doing all those redirects in the next few months!

  5. John:

    This is Frank Qiu, Co-founder of Vocalyze Media. We have developed a widget for WordPress at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vocalyze/ The widget enables the real-time audio version of the latest content that is published on your website. That makes your readers/followers easy to be engaged by following you when they multi-task: commute, workout, cook, work, etc. It is pretty new and we have over 500 sites. An easy way to experience is from the MassHightech Journal: masshightech.com/radio.html I learned about you from NRelate and would like you to take a minute to try the Vocalyze widget, which only takes five minutes to install. I’d really appreciate your comments and feedback!

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Regards,

    Frank

  6. Looking forward to have a chat with you.

  7. Hi John,

    I read something you wrote about penguin and thought I might be interested in working with you. I am also based in NYC and would love to buy you a cup of coffee and see if we can work together.

    Best,

    Max

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    My name is Jessica Hutchins and I’m a professional blogger.
    I have over seven years of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of topics.

    I noticed that you have a blog -http://www.johnfdoherty.com/ and was wondering if you would be interested to allowing me to write relevant topics on your blog.

    Please let me know if you’re interested and i’ll send you some topics from where we can get started.
    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Kind Regards,
    Jessica Hutchins
    Writer and Blogger

  9. Hi Admin,

    I am interested to publish my content on your website, I have Travel, Places to see, Restaurant, Hotels related content. At least 5 articles for your blog, can I send them to you here for your review?
    All are unique, fresh. Hope I will get a good response soon.

    Thanks

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