Googling yourself is a nasty habit. Researchers have yet to determine whether or not it causes blindness, but plenty of fellow-writers tell me it’s addictive, so I don’t do it. I’m serious. I don’t!
Anyway, I don’t need to Google myself because that’s what friends are for. Sometimes they’ll forward me links about Thirteen Reasons Why (or its author) which appear in their Google Alerts. And I must say, that does freak me out a bit. Why? Because it means they’ve signed up to receive e-mails whenever anything is said about me online.
Am I wrong, or isn’t that one step away from stalking?
Okay, maybe not. But it still freaks me out!
Next Monday, I’ll be spending a full-day at R.A. Long High School in Longview, Washington. I’ve been excited about this visit for almost a year, working with their super-creative librarian (Hi, Joan!) to make it a great event. But this week I got around a dozen e-mails from my “alerted” friends telling me about an article I just needed to read concerning my upcoming visit. You can check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Monday is going to be a lot of fun, yes. But I must admit to feeling a tad nervous (and totally unworthy) after reading that article. Fortunately, my friends/stalkers tell me that I often say silly/stupid things when I’m nervous…which they also tell me makes me a lot more entertaining.
So Monday should be really entertaining, Longview!