In Which Belle and Her Real Life Alter Ego Ponder Their Respective Googability
I blog pseudonymously to protect my googability. The googability of the Real Life Alter Ego is very minimal. I am on the verge of making my name in the world...but am not quite there yet. There are works in the pipeline, a reputation being slowly and selectively built. Still, it is interesting to have a smackdown between the two personas:
When you google "Belle Lettre":
Page # of first appearance: 1
Link #: 1!
Pages: many, I sayeth with pride.
Displacement ratio of the less common singular form of the very real French literary term "belles lettres": embarassingly high, but I can't say I'm not pleased about it.
Might be confused with: This defunct blogger. Whose writing I don't really get.
When you google the "Real Life Alter Ego":
Page # of first appearance: 2.
Link #: 4
Relevance: as a blog commentator, or as a blog hat-tipper for the next few pages.
I do occasionally write under the Real name, but not often, and only concerning academic topics for which I have the competence to discuss.
Next most important link: page 7, as a colloquium participant representing Liberal College Law. This, you'd think, would be first. But not according to Google page rank.
Last known position of prominence: on the masthead of law school journal, which still shows up on page 8.
Previous position of prominence: College PBK election list. Presenter at undergraduate research symposiums.
Displacement ratio of other people named Real Life Alter Ego: embarassingly low.
There are tons of accomplished scientists, real estate agents, urologists, and with the same name. A name I used to think was uncommon. Alas.
Might be confused with: a college student who looks very happy.
I think Belle Lettre wins the smackdown for googability. But that was the intention, I suppose.