|Hilarious! Would our spouses/friends agree?|
Just a short fun post today!
I was just telling my closest writing peeps that I’d googled and binged myself (sounds weird, but you know what I’m talking about!). Trying to keep up with the ol’ platform-building AND I check periodically to make sure no pics of my kids show up (very OCD about keeping them out of my platform–you know, in case I turn into Stephenie Meyer someday…).
Anyway, I realized there was a take-away from this bing-ing experience. And it is this: everything you say can and might be used against you at some point in your writing career.
Google brought up comments I’d made on blogs maybe two to three years ago! You know, all those comments you drop, offering your opinion (which might change over time)…those comments you write at 1 a.m. while surfing the net half-asleep.
Yes, those comments are still there!
So just a little word of warning. Be careful what you post in your friends’ comment sections! Don’t stop commenting–after all, it does build your platform and help you connect with other writers. And it encourages your friends.
But always remember, what’s said on the web STAYS on the web!
****Fun exercise of the day–google or bing yourself (your first and last name or your author name), see if any surprising stuff comes up and share if you want!****