One of the most fascinating things about the world we live in is how fast and furiously things are always changing. Coupled with that, I especially enjoy learning the new words that are being coined for the new things that we are finding ourselves doing. It's watching evolution in action. We create a new activity and then a word to identify it. Fascinating.
Today's new word for me is "ego-surfing." It's googling (another newer word) yourself to view, understand and manage your personal online brand. You should try it. You might be surprised to see what you will find.
I do it frequently, although until today, I didn't know what it was called. What I have learned is that if I google "Cynthia Wade" I fight for space with a film director from LA. However, by simply adding the "K" and making it "Cynthia K Wade" I gets lots and lots of mentions of me. Going forward and continuing to build my brand, I make sure I always use the "K." Go ahead, try it!
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