Friday, January 22, 2010

An elephant never forgets...and neither does the internet

I know it's sad/pathetic/egotistical or whatever but I googled my name yesterday and while several good things came up such as this blog, and various links to Casting Shadows, there were also some links to an old livejournal blog.

Immature, opinionated, self-righteous rants. I wanted to cringe. Actually, I think I probably did cringe. I tried to log in to livejournal to delete them, but couldn't remember my password, so had to get it reset, and for that I had to log in to my old email address and trawl through over five thousand spam emails.

Finally I got the livejournal email and then got rid of those embarrassing old blogs. It just goes to show, however, that the internet never forgets. Beware what you make public as it could easily come back to haunt you! Or alternatively, don't use your real name unless you're absolutely sure you'll be able to live with what you wrote in five, ten or twenty years.

I'm off to google my name again! :-)


Em said...

I think I read those. But I can't remember what they were about! See, now I want to read them again.

Joleen said...

Hehe, nope you can't! They were embarrassingly bad!