The other day, I came across a blog post about how important it is for writers to be Google-able:
Am I Google-able? I wondered. In other words, will a Google search of my name turn up me or someone else? Are there, in fact, any other Kirsten Loprestis in the universe?
And so I did it. I Googled myself. It felt strange, vain, more than a little bit silly, but I went ahead with it. You can probably guess what happened, but I’ll tell you anyway. I came up. Just me. There was my Website, my Facebook profile, my Twitter feed, what I paid for my house, etc. Hooray! It looked like I would not have to change my name, or as the blog post suggested, write with a pen one.
I didn’t have to worry about being Google-able. I prepared to log off the Internet, but before I did, I engaged in one more time waster – I Googled the title of my thus far unpublished book, Bright Coin Moon. This search, I have to admit was far more interesting. I spent the next ten minutes or so reading a spell someone had posted to draw wealth using a coin, the moon, and a bowl of moonlit water, then I noticed this question on Wiki Answers:
What does the full moon is a bright coin in the night mean?
Here is the thoughtful Wiki answer someone posted: It means the moon is really big but your mom is a f ** b****
Think they got an expert to answer that one?