So, this whole someone coming across my blog as a result of google searching my name got me thinking. I'm pissed off with google, since the only place my name appears is in my PERSONAL information used to create my google account. That information is private, or is supposed to be.
If anyone knows what I might do about this, please let me know. Google help is very unhelpful in this matter. Either this or I totally flubbed and put my last name somewhere I shouldn't have. ...I haven't actually mentioned my last name anywhere that you've noticed, have I? EDIT: I don't think I have, I just checked.
While I can take responsibility for my own words, I realized as well that this is absolutely Karma's way of making me realize the discomfort boyfriend feels about having some of his personal matters 'exposed' on the interwebs. Fortunately the visit from the search of my name was very brief and it appears that the person who inputted my name as a google search was looking for another Jessica *********. But, I realized that if someone had been looking for me by name, and found this... well, it could be someone I worked with, and having been a manager of many, I didn't really like the idea of Joe Q employee having such an easy route-of-access to my gut-spilling. People who don't know me and who are objective, or people I know and trust, that's cool, but the people in between, that's dicey.
I can deal with exposing myself, and even if someone I used to manage, or an ex, or even a current colleague did find this, ok... but they should at least have to dig a little harder than googling my first name and last to find it! I realized that at the very least I needed to give boyfriend a little more anonymity and respect his privacy concerns a little more, because while it's my choice how much of myself I spill, I haven't been giving him much say in the matter. Not to mention, he is making the effort to try and address my concerns a little more seriously.
So, while I'm all for brutal honesty and openness, I will be revising certain parts of my blog to give a little more respect to his concerns. I mean, I'm fine walking around in translucent clothing myself, but realizing that I and my loved ones could be "naked-on-demand" to people I know/have known who, for whatever bizarre reason may be googling me, well, that was less enjoyable. A bit chilling, actually.
But now dinner, and beer. Lots of beer. It's been a hella-strange day and because of that there is lots more to tell, but I will leave this for later. Beer must dull the edge first.
Any tech-nerds or people with tech-nerd friends... know how I can make my blog NOT get hits as a result of a search using my first + last name? I'd love to know.