Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Making An Internet Impact
Not only that, but in the images section, a photograph of me is second in the list, and boy do I look handsome, not to mention modest, but I'm too humble to mention my modesty.
It made me think about all the promotion I haven't done over the past few years, yet still manage this level of unimportance. Admittedly it's only if you type my name, and who's going to do that, aside from me and few assassins, but it's still an interesting presence online.
In the images section my books come up a few times too, as do variations on my face, including a rather saucy one of me looking down a woman's cleavage. Okay, that was a publicity shot for a play, Communicating Doors, but it's still there fairly high up.
The big question is, am I making too much of this? More relevantly, does it matter? In terms of my current status as an author, probably not, but when agents and/or publishers do look for me online, it won't be a bad thing. It will show that I have established an online presence of sorts, ranking reasonably well in Google's search engine.
Will it make a difference to their desire to sign me up? Maybe, maybe not. In short, I don't know what impact this will have or could have on any future writing career or even if it will be relevant, but it is interesting and, I have to say, ego-boosting.
I did try typing in the titles of my two books with some interesting results too. I found out that Tempers Fugit is also the name of a gamers' group on Steam and the title of an episode of a short lived comedy program starring Mike Mcshane and Sandi Toksvig.
Whatever, it was fun to do.