The other day, I heard on the radio that Katy Perry‘s been getting flack because she admitted that she googles herself every day. (I missed exactly who is dissing her – fans? the media? Not that it really matters).
To be honest, I can’t say I fault her. When you’re an international celebrity, it’s your job to get your name out there and stay in the limelight. Extend those 15 minutes of fame you’ve been allotted!
If I was a celebrity (writing a blog does not make one famous, *le sigh*) I really do think I’d google myself, too. I’d want to know what popular opinion holds about me, and what is being said. Plus, don’t you think that celebrities must be narcissists, on one level or another? How can you avoid being high on yourself when you are constantly being talked about? (I was going to say praised and adored, but that’s not always the case).
Now: full confession time – – > have you ever googled yourself?
I have. But not for a couple of years – that’s the truth (like, it’s been at least before I started blogging). If memory serves, I was surprised by what I found on Google; the top link was not what I expected.
Details are hazy, but the first news bit was related to a quilt I knit and donated to the MCC Relief Sale (story of our visit this year, here). The second link was to the K-W Record because I wrote six columns one year as a member of the Community Editorial Board. Then, I found my name in some running race results…and that’s all I remember.
In the interests of this blog post, I am now going to once again google myself (sorry, I have to both laugh and cringe – just typing that sentence sounds soooo self-centred!!).
Predictions: I am betting that this blog will not appear, because as far as I know, my last name is not linked to my blog. Here goes nothing…
Interesting! The top spot is for Twitter. I do have a Twitter account but I rarely twitter, follow <20 people, and check it for 25 seconds, once per day. Six of the top ten links are for running results. I also pop up as a “Success Story” for our local sports medicine clinic (yes, I remember giving them a photo and a write-up for that). Then, my name appears as a family member in an obituary.
Nothing to really knock your socks off! And that’s cool. That was a mindless, semi-interesting
waste of a few minutes experiment. Katy can keep up with the daily googling; I’d rather blog-write!
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From the sublime to the ridiculous (better stated as the ridiculous to the sublime, in this case…)
One evening this week, I was over at Mom and Dad’s when they totally surprised me by handing me this bag:
Inside, I found this!…
A few times now, I’ve mentioned my slog through the book of Proverbs. I did finish it (New Experience #17), but it was an underwhelming experience, to say the least. Back in April, both Dorry and Gina recommended I try “The Message.” Mom read your comments, girls, and took matters into her own hands (I was going to put The Message on my Christmas List; I’m thankful to not have a six month wait, now).
I am excited to read another book of the Bible, start to finish! Again, I am going to follow your suggestions, and take on a New Testament book. Since I’m still clearing my head, and really into fluff reading right now, I’ll wait ’til July to begin my “meaningful reading.”
This was such a sweet and welcome surprise. Thanks again, Mom and Dad!
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Let’s talk about Googling yourself. Share anything you wish! I have no inclination to Google myself regularly; I’m sure waiting another few years will be more than ample!