Interrupting this blog break to bring you the following news!
The awesome Carrie Butler, author of the Mark of Nexus series and marketer/designer extraordinaire, is beginning a blog series called Breaking It Down, where she evaluates blogs or online presence and offers suggestions.
I think I'm her first guinea pig.
She did a video evaluation and made some terrific suggestions that I'm already working to incorporate. Her blog post is here. You can check out the videos and see if there's anything you might not have considered:
(and this is the potentially scary stuff)
It's called Whois.
Go ahead. Open a new tab and type in "whois".
Godaddy comes up first, so I clicked it.
Type in your webpage address. You'll have to type in a captcha to prove you're human.
What does it say?
Mine gave my real life address (a few days ago). Not that I'm expecting any psycho stalkers or anything, but people can put the information from Whois into a Google search and find you.
See the outside of your house.
Know what kind of car you drive.
Watch your children playing outside if they were out there when the Google peeps were doing a driveby with their streetview van.
I went to my webpage provider and contacted them about adding a security feature. It's not expensive, and they did it almost immediately.
I strongly suggest you consider adding this if you haven't already.