I’m not sure if other people do this or not, but I regularly search for my name on Google. In fact, I take it to the next level. I have an automated browser script that runs inside a Docker container once a week and emails me the first ten pages of search results for my name. Overkill? Probably. I guess I’m just the type of person that likes to have an understanding of what people see if and when they search for my name. You might assume it’s indicative of someone who has something to hide, but I assure you, it’s just a combination of mild paranoia and subtle interest in which GitHub repositories Google finds to be the most stageworthy. The results can be very interesting, at times.
Below are a few links I’ve verified as references to me on the web, from different points in my life. It’s crazy how life can change so much in a matter of only a few years.
When I was in high school:
When I worked as an SEO Strategist at LocalEdge:
When I worked as a Backend Developer at InVue: