Is it Enough to Just Show Up?
We all need to do a little soul searching from time to time but you should do a little self-searching too.
Don’t just google yourself.
Sure Google is probably the most widely used search engine in the USA but it is not the only one.
Take a swing at Bing and Ask yourself; Yahoo you and waddle over to DuckDuckGo.
Hopefully you are showing up somewhere on the first page of each search provider.
I have to admit I was quite happy to see that Janna Hill (that’s me) was easily discoverable and was going to talk more about discoverability until the husband’s grumbling caught my attention. You see, he was helping by browsing “images”.
So the focus veered off track.
“What’s up?” I asked.
“Hmm.” He said as he shook his head, “Um-um-um. This is not good.”
I spun around and nearly broke my neck, tripped over a chair getting up and I’m sure I had an arrhythmia too.
“You took those ridiculous pictures!” I griped as I hobbled closer. “And now you’ve made me break my foot!”
Sometimes I think the husband is trying to rain on my parade and wreck my crazy train.
“Oh, it’ll be okay.” He grinned at the feet he has no sympathy for before he assumed a more serious tone, “Have you ever heard of Dogpile?”
“Nope — never heard of`em.” I truly wanted to reply with a festering, “Yes. I stepped in something like that when I married you” but I didn’t because: A. that is not true, and B. I noticed some of the images were… well they weren’t bad but…
Example: this post from 2015, Winter Makes Me CRaZy also makes me look crazy. It (and a few other things we found in searching Janna Hill) left me pondering…
I had to ask myself, “Self, is it enough to just show up on the first page of these search engines? Should you reconsider the books/material you have published as well as the images that pop up on page 1? Maybe clean up your act?”
And then I answered myself as honestly as I could, “Self – suck it up. Heck yeah it’s enough! It’s not an arrest record or nude photos so go with it.”
Whoo-whoo all aboard! Even the husband concurred.
After all, I am just living out loud and flinging cake against the wall.
- This should not be construed as advice to be reckless with your career or your future but to hopefully find you are present in your career and future.
- Photos compliments of Pixabay.com
I posted a kindle preview test Friday night when I was blitzed and blogging (that’s like drunk and dialing) but I neglected to link to the fellow blogger who shared that helpful info. Sorry Harmony and all of you good people at Story Empire. My bad. I’m sober now.
Click this link and let Harmony explain the steps of embedding a kindle preview while I practice with Clan Destiny II, the book we’re offering free today (Sunday April 23rd). Fascinating. Uh-oh. I think Amazon has a glitch. Maybe I’ll have a drink and dial them up.
My New Year’s resolution for the last 40 years has been NOT to make resolutions. What I was doing ten years prior to that I have no idea; I had to be in bed by 9 PM. I do however seem to recall a span of about three decades where my resolve was to be drunk at midnight and to kiss every good-looking male within lips reach. Now THAT was a resolution I could keep! It’s also probably the reason for my chronic mononucleosis.
I was looking back through some old photographs and you know what? Not all of the men were that good-looking. Those were probably the safe ones. It is a scientifically proven fact that handsome men carry diseases and ugly men make good husbands. Okay maybe it’s not scientifically proven but don’t burst my bubble. To have caught mono from an ugly dude might be more than my fragile psyche can stand.
On a more serious note I suppose I did make a resolution in 2012 when I decided to become an independent author. I just didn’t think of it in terms as a ‘resolution’ at the time. I opened an official website, started blogging, face booking and tweeting. Not really into the tweeting but by golly I have a twitter account.
I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to make a 2013 resolution in regards to photography. I would like to become more adept at taking
decent great pictures but I’m not sure how it is going to work out. Would you believe this morning I caught my Nikon snapping at the keyboard and strangling the mouse? Yeah, that that sounds crazy but it really happened! I think my resolution will be to make them best friends.