I don’t know about you, but we always like to know if somebody else is talking about us. We want to know who they are and why our names are being used, so a few weeks ago we set up some Google Alerts. (I’ve actually had one on my name for a few months, but I added my maiden name and various nicknames.) So far my name has turned up the things I’ve had published and not much more. I have had a few things come in about my niece’s birth — her middle name is Elizabeth — and then some random things about people with the same maiden name as me (Heiselt isn’t as common as Blackhurst). Nothing too interesting. Micah’s are mostly things he’s designed and such, but we did discover that he won an informal Halloween costume contest on Mustard and Sage with his Edward Scissorhands costume. (Sadly, there was no prize.) And we also learned that there is another blog called “The Green Wallet” only it’s about getting the most “green” for your money. (We’re thinking about doing a re-brand of our blog sometime this year partially because we realized that it kind of does have those connotations. We’ll see how that goes . . . .)
It kind of makes me want to go out and do more so that Google will tell me all about what I’ve done and where I’ve been.