About Jaelithe

About Jaelithe Judy

I'm a writer, an SEO consultant, a community manager, an internet addict, a political junkie, a gardener, a wife, and a mother. I live on the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri. I have a degree in Comparative Literature, and have intensively studied the influence of Argentinian authors on 20th century North American science fiction. I read comic books. I watch CSPAN. I am a cat person. I adore semicolons; however, I try not to overuse them. I collect vintage cookbooks. I do not collect shoes. I am better at distance running than sprinting. If I ever had to pick a last meal, it definitely involve peach cobbler. I prefer hardwood floors to carpet. My favorite color word is periwinkle.

(But my favorite color is not periwinkle. It's cerulean.)

I've been working as a writer, search engine optimization consultant, editor, social media maven, and general digital coolhunter for over a decade. If you're interested in learning more about my work in SEO, check out my SEO Services page, or read about my SEO philosophy. From 2008 - 2014, I was the official SEO Magician at Cool Mom Picks. Since then I have continued to do SEO consulting for a wide range of large and small clients, with a portfolio that includes enterprise level corporate websites, mom and pop internet shops, charities, and personal blogs. Fully fluent in Google Analytics and Google Trends, I also speak pretty decent HTML.

I created the website When Peanuts Attack, a guide to peanut allergy management for people with peanut allergies and their families. I also volunteer as an event coordinator and community manager for a food allergy support group that serves the greater St. Louis metro area, Gateway FEAST.

At Care2, I wrote over 50 articles on food and environmental policy for the Care2 Causes Real Food Channel.

My coverage of the 2008 presidential election for MOMocrats.com was featured on a number of political websites, including CSPAN's Election Hub and the Huffington Post. As a MOMocrats contributing writer, I was one of a select group of bloggers credentialed to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I continued to write regularly about politics and policy for MOMocrats, and to participate in MOMocrats liveblogging events and the MOMocrats podcast, through 2011. My work with MOMocrats was featured on CNN.com in 2011. One of my pieces from MOMocrats was published in the book Mothers of Intention in 2012.

I started a personal blog, The State of Discontent, in 2005, and continued writing at that address until 2013.