Friday, January 2, 2009

Google Yourself

Google Yourself
by Lynn Tincher

Yes, I know. Telling you to Google yourself sounds funny. It is a very important task to add to your schedule for many reasons.

First, you will find what others are saying about you. You may turn up in an article or blog that you had no idea you were going to be a part of.

Once you have a book published, artwork available, etc., you can use the search engines to see where these items are turning up for sale. I was surprised to see my book being viewed in Australia for example.

You can also protect yourself. I recently had a friend tell me about her poetry ending up on someone's site. The user had not credited her at all in their publishing of her work. She was able to get that taken care of and was happy with the results. There are a few vultures out that that will pick you clean and this is .just one way to help you monitor what is going on.

Here are a few sites to search for your information:

There are plenty of others.

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: