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It's Six Word Saturday time again... here's this week's contribution...

Googling your name is very enlightening!

Just on a whim, I Googled my name last night, my pen name actually. Google pulled up an amazing 33 pages of entries, 95% of which were blog posts and comments dating all the way back to 2007!  For a period of time I was blogging behind locked doors, so the links to those posts are non-working, but the rest is all there.  As they say, if you put it on the Internet it's there for keeps!  Not that I mind, 'cuz I really don't.  If I say it... or write it... it's a true reflection of who I was and where I was at in my life at that time.  I was surprised to see that all the comments we leave are traceable too... I should have realized that, just didn't really think about it.  But again, I wouldn't have written anything differently, nor do I have a desire to retract them now. 

I don't spend much time reviewing what I've written in the past, so it was kind of fun to take a trip down memory lane and remember how far I've come in the last five years. The tone of my life has certainly changed for the brighter and better! One fun fact I discovered was the first time I "met" my good blog buddy, The Ranting Monkey - June 26, 2007 to be exact, when my friend Spot posted a link to the Monkey on his blog.  Wow, Monkey... we're going to have to celebrate five years come June, maybe with a brand new round of The Interview?!  

As usual, I digress... if you want to have some fun, Google your name and find out what the world knows about you!  Oh, and also how many of you there are... I ponder what a convention of folks with my given name would be like... rather scary! :-)

15 comments:

  1. interesting indeed! I used my online name RoryBore...and the very first thing that came up was my blog. some posts, then twitter, pinterest, etc. etc. and nearly ever comment I have ever left on another blog can be found under images.
    AND...there was the time Ashton Kutcher retweeted one of my tweets. I'm sorta famous! LOL

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  2. Very cool indeed Rory! It is pretty amazing what one can discover on Google. The comments surprised me the most!

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  3. Time flies when you're having fun!

    I knew my blog was coming up on it's anniversary in May, hadn't remembered that you had found me so soon after I started.

    As for the interview, anytime you'd like to ask me question, I'm happy to answer!

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  4. That seems like another lifetime ago Monkey, in fact for me it was! Ahh questions, I've got a million of 'em. Maybe we need to restart One Question Wednesday, even if no one else is brave enough to play! :-)

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  5. It is interesting what comes up with your name, pen name, screen name and even the email address. I have done it as well. Not much pops up.

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  6. It might be better that way, Insomnia! Sometimes less information is the smarter way to go! Ooops...too late for that! :-))

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  7. One Question Wednesday would be great. And it works out well, I should have this Wednesday off.

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  8. When I googled my name, I discovered a police woman in Maryland who leads a much more interesting life than me....

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  9. can be scary too- realise how little privacy you actually have. come over and do my fun quiz today.

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  10. LOL Maria, I'm betting the other versions of me live much more exciting lives too. But I love my own just as it is!

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  11. You are right soulbrush, it can be a bit scary, that's why my blog went private for awhile. There were lurkers who were out to make my life miserable. Thankfully they've lost interest or don't realize I'm back among the living!

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  12. Good idea, I do that every now and then. Once in a while there is a surprise.

    Put you telephone number in the White Pages reverse search. It will not only tell where you live but how old you are. :)

    Happy 6WS!
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  13. Hi Jim! Yes, I have noted that age thing in phone look ups. Geesh, no secrets left anymore, are there?! :-)

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  14. Google is a funny and enlightening place to visit, and spend (well when I first used google like 12 years ago or so, when it came to be) I spent endless hours. It was way before blogging or twitter! I think it's a world of it's own!

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    1. So true Karen, I used to play there often too, looking up folks I'd lost track of, etc. Now we use it to see satellite photos of places and where people live and of course I use Google voice search on my iPhone all the time, so handy if driving, etc. Who needs a phonebook anymore? Ours collect dust in the closet! :-)

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