On Sunday I sat on this computer ((well, I sat on my chair, NEXT to the computer and INFRONT of the monitor and keyboard)) and deleted a bunch of my accounts and made all the other sites I’m still a member at (vox) personal.
I don’t mind people I know offline finding me online (my ex-boyfriend, offline friends), no, if offliners ask me for my site ((me:”oh, I love coding and working with Photoshop” person:”Do you have a website?” me:”Ehrm, I guess”)) they’re quite impressed. None of my friends code, none of my friends work as much with Photoshop (well, some).
A couple of months ago I received two emails at my @schatzi.me account. The two emails came from the company which support my current diploma thesis with satellite data.
The emails were great, the employees writing me offered help, said I shouldn’t hesitate to email them when I have questions. They said “we found you through google’s automated text search” ((I have not linked the site, I only wrote the name of the satellite in my about section)).
On one side I was glad they found my page, on the other side I was worried. I was sitting at work, hardly concentrating on my thesis, just thinking “Oh gawd, I hope my about page doesn’t say something like My favorite sexual position is this and that and I really love getting laid in the morning “. I couldn’t wait to get home and check.
On Sunday, as noted above, I deleted accounts like Twitter (never used it), removed a bunch of photos, made my accounts private, updated this site (also new picture on the top, me from behind, not very personal, but most of you know how I look anyways 🙂 )
I’ve done that because I’ll be looking for a job this fall and I can imagine CEO’s of a company like to open IE, FF, Opera… , go to google.com and just search for the person applying. If you search for “Tracy” on the Germany google you’ll find my page as #6 on the first page (yay)
So well, I’m not fake, it’s me, my real name, my real interests, I’m just not as personal as I used to be (and with that I mean I won’t tell you anymore stories about how bloody my tampon was today (did I ever?), how many orgasms I had yesterday night, and no, I won’t post anymore naked pictures of myself 😛 (again, did I ever?) )
How personal are you on your website?
Where can I get cute smilies?