Saturday, August 26, 2006

do you google?

I have a booksigning tomorrow... er...today (it's going on 3am) and I might not be able to post later, so I'll post before bed.

this is my question--
How many times a week do you google your own name?
Is there another person by the same name who shows up a lot? Does he/she irk you?

I'm sooo immature. I often think it would be nice to pay off the other Meghan McCarthy's and tell them to get a different name. There's an M.Meghan Mccarthy (a film maker) who obviously doesn't really have Meghan as a first name! (hey, just use your first name will ya? What could it possible be? Mulva?) and there's a Meghan McCarthy staff writer. (stop writing about budgets and staff meetings because it's boring! Okay?)

So come on folks, fess up! I know you do it too!

meghan

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I google my name whenever I get nervous about what info might be out there in the ether about me. I never turn up much, sadly....

I also google my aol/blog name (nrkii) periodically, and then I turn up a lot, but it's all blog comments and the like.

Now that I've switched from nrkii to Nancy, it's going to be a lot harder to find me, even for me.

alvina said...

Ha--yes, I ego google all the time, maybe on average once a week. For a long time I only got myself. I mean, how many Alvina Ling's are there in the world? It turns out, at least two. There's another Alvina Ling who's a teenager in Singapore. I found her blog. I've been meaning to post a blog about this for a while, maybe I'll get to this next week.

On the other hand, I get a lot of different things if I just google "Alvina"--a wedding dress designer, a doctor, a porn star...

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Bonnie said...

Hehe… I get a lot of "City of Branson, Missouri" coming up when I google my name. (My last name is Branson.) And there is a singer who sings "Jesus 911" that keeps popping up. And a very prolific doctor. My first (and maybe last?) book sometimes shows up first. (I wish it didn’t…I hate that thing!)
But most of the time I am baffled why one week my website comes up at number one
while some days I have to go to a second or third page to find it. Maybe I should work on better Meta tagging.

Great blog btw! I found it via Meghan’s fabulously fun “Fireside Chat.”

karen lee said...

I set up a "google alert" that sends me an e-mail everytime my name comes up on the web. Now I know just about everything that Karen Lee Schmidt, the much more successful illustrator is up to. And Karen Lee the successful cook book author, and Karen Lee the editor...

I love the Red Rose Girls and have enjoyed the Blue Rose Girls as well.

plain Karen Lee

Grace Lin said...

I like to google my name under google images and see what I look like. There are lots of other Grace Lins, I'd rather look like! Sometimes I contemplate using them as an author photo...

And I've recently found out that my husband is a black musician. I never knew!

fusenumber8 said...

Trust me, it's far worse to Google your name and come up with a Muppet character with its own Wiki page. I kid you not. Try doing "Betsy Bird" sometime. Curse you, Jim Henson!!!

Nancy said...

BB, that is awful and wonderful at the same time!

Gregory K. said...

It's all about the full name for me. If you don't use it, you find all sorts of not me things. Well, sorta. There was a villain on the x-files named on my behalf...and there are literally thousands of google hits on that bug man.

Though I wouldn't mind being a Muppet....

Rita said...

Do you guys know about the Grace Lee Project?

I think Grace Lin would like this. :D

r