As a school assignment, I was sent out in search of myself. Not a search for deeper meaning or to find that inner part of me that will be the answers for all of my struggles. Nope. It was just a name search. I am on a mission to find what others see when they do a google search of my name. Here is what I found:
My first search of my full name brought me here. One would quickly understand one of my passions is running, as every other picture is of me at a race. As for the sites, you will see that I am connected to a lot of different sites including one for a Summer Institute I attended, my personal site, and even my twitter feed.
What I found interesting though, is the searches using just my first name, LeaAnne. I have known for many years that there is a model/race car driver with my first name. This is why when there is a new opportunity to grab my name on a social media site before it becomes popular, I do... Twitter is case-in-point. I beat her to the name!
Sadly, I don't even feel comfortable posting a screen shot of that search for my blog post, so I edited it a little bit.
I regularly do a vanity search on myself. I try to do one at least once or twice a year to ensure that the things that are showing up on my search show me in a positive light and do not slander my efforts in keeping a good name. On occasion, I will find a post of me responding to something that I don't want on my front search page and I will make every effort to remove my participation. I know it can always be found, but it doesn't have to represent or define me. I went back a few pages on each of my searches and found so many fun things I have participated in or been a part of that make me proud to have chosen the profession I did. I hope this experience is enjoyable for everyone when they do it. Just know that although the way back machine does exist, we still have a way to manipulate the internet to our advantage if we stay on top of our footprint.
A wife, mother, teacher, life-long learner and an avid runner.