I take great pride in my knowledge. I don’t assume I know something unless I’ve had actual experience with the subject, or have consulted extensively with someone who does. Usually, the latter doesn’t even count for me—I have to test their knowledge on my own, so I know I understand their experience.
All pride is ultimately fragile, and while my knowledge acquisition is a strength, my pride in my knowledge is a major downfall. Nothing makes me angrier than an “expert” who has never applied their knowledge, except perhaps an “expert” who questions my knowledge when I know first-hand their application did not do what they thought it did.
Client-server communication is core to SEO, but I’ve probably met only two professionals with an understanding of response codes. I felt it was important to get some practical information out on status codes—one of the most misconstrued areas of SEO.
You can read my Beginner’s Guide to Server Response Codes at Search Engine Watch. Thanks to the editorial team there for letting me contribute!