Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Contest! And What Happens When You Google Yourself

"The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom." ~Jon Stewart

I almost forgot to mention that The Wild Rose Press is hosting a contest, all summer long...and the grand prize is a SONY E-Reader! The fun part is that it involves reading some of their authors' works - so here's the link, if you'd like to enter. Great prize!

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Have you ever Googled yourself? I read somewhere that 30% of us (or so) have. I was surprised...I thought that number was low. (But maybe I'm just overly curious or narcissistic). Anyway, I Google my pen name every few months to see what turns up. Usually, it's just what I expect, the various places my books are listed or sites where I've blogged or commented. But the other day, I was surprised by two of the search results I found. Apparently, One Night in Boston is for sale on Ebay. I'm not sure that's a good thing, but maybe any exposure is good exposure?

The other link I found was cool: a university library in Iowa offers a continuing ed. course in popular fiction/romance, and my article on the changing genre is one of the links in their course! I thought that was pretty neat...

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Go on, do it. You know you want to Google yourself now...

5 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

My Googling is terribly dull... pretty much just my writing. My poor DH -- he shares his name with a gay porn star! LOL...

Cool about that university course.

windycindy said...

My husband has googled my name several times and he says there is so much junk there! I think I will pass. I don't have as much spunk as you. Cindi

Amy said...

I've Googled myself and my husband. I also regularly Google the kids to see if/where they're showing up.

Diane Craver said...

That's so cool you found your article used in a university course.

I do google my name sometimes and nice to see it in various places that I didn't already know about.

Dru said...

That is so kewl about the university library using your article.