Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Friday, August 28, 2009

Holy Google, Batman!

Wow, this is pretty neat. I googled myself (S. M. Carrière) just for fun and of the seven first listings, I appeared four times. It was actually me, not just someone who shared my name.

I was in positions 1, 3, 4, and 7.

I'm impressed! Well, I'm impressed enough to blog about it. It doesn't take much, obviously.

Well, back to researching.

P.S. I've also now joined MySpace. Hello MySpace community!


Paul Mitton said...

Nice series of articles. Some useful tips there Sonia. Keep it up :)

S. M. Carrière said...

Thanks Paul!
Did you notice your blog is in my must reads section? Did ya? Did ya?
It definitely is a must read!
Thanks again.

K said...

My first name has been passed down from father to son for about 300 years, so I'm entirely comfortable with not seeing it as a distinct label that means me.

So I'm not entirely disappointed when a little googling shows an Australian actor, an American baseball player, A British big brother contestant, and various other academics and people who are not, in fact, me.

I gave up after about page 8.

If I'm there, it's not obvious.

Which, of course, makes the experience of being asked by someone who saw my credit card "Are you the author?" even more exciting.

But the sad truth is, if you look for me on Abebooks you'll find that another namesake had written a book about a fizzy drink.

I now own a copy, so at least my name is in print. Kinda.

S. M. Carrière said...

Oh K,
We love you!