Monday, October 22, 2007

Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

On his blog, Authorblog, David McMahon asks if we have ever "googled" ourselves. He asks that we answer this on our own blogs.

Yes, David, I have. First of all, I was curious to see with whom I shared my name, and, quite frankly, I wanted to see if I popped up. After all, I owned a store, so the possibility was there. Because I normally go by "Chris" and not "Christine," I googled that with my last name.

I found out that I share my name with a bunch of men! Leading the pack is an English percussionist who performs with a number of bands (and is appearing in the Netherlands this week!). Of the more than 15 Google pages that I checked, he had over 95% of the listings. I found his web site, photos of him, a YouTube page or two, audios of his recordings, MP3 downloads, and a number of articles about him.

In addition, I share my name with a Doctor of Dentistry who teaches at Stoneybrook State University in New York, a professor of biology at Georgia Southern, and a Harvard graduate who is a healthcare management specialist in Maine.

The lone female that I found was yours truly. And, as I figured, I was there because of publicity given my store (photo). I guess I need to work harder on making history, no?


david mcmahon said...

Lovely to see a picture of the store, Chris.

Thank you for taking the trouble to answer my question.

And I'm sure you know this already, but making history is just part of the process of following your dream.

May there always be dreams for you to follow, every day of your life.

Do keep in touch ....

Hyde DP said...

It is quite a while since I did a google on my name - alarmingly most of the results were ME - if I recall there was a chemist in Canada and bizarrely an athlete who has given his name to a tournament or something - bizarre because my father was an athlete who ran marathons in the days before they were "fun runs" and newsworthy but I can't run for toffee!

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