I have always been a very private person. I don't have my phone listed in the phone book, I use a junk mail address (that I do monitor) for almost contact that is not directly work related. Only my closest family and friends have my real email address and phone numbers.
With that in mind I was not at all surprised to find very few hits for me when I googled my name. I have a very uncommon, old fashion name but still, according to Google, I am mostly dead. I died in NY, MN, WI, and TX. I was born anywhere from the late 1700's to the mid-1900's. Only a few of the results through the end of page three are about me. And several of those are because I am listed as a surviving relative in someone else's obituary.
The few hits that are actually about me are either those irritating, pay for more info, sites that have purchased information from commercial and financial sites, or are from my library's web site. Mostly what people can find out about me from Google is a work phone number and email address. Nothing bad, but nothing good either.
I like it that way from a personal standpoint. From a professional standpoint I know I should put myself out there more. Maybe this program will help pull me out of my shell. We'll see.
3 days ago