Do you remember the time I was desperately looking for a girl I talked with on Facebook? To be honest, I never thought that post will let her come towards me and reestablish the friendship.
I didn’t wonder too much when that post got quite a number of comments because these Facebook stories are always interesting and funny. Many people told me that girl I had chat with was most probably a boy behind that fake profile. I didn’t think so, though. And now I believe that was a ‘real’ girl.
Anyway, after publishing that post, I searched for her a few more times and ended up thinking that I had totally lost that friend. There was a little chance if I suddenly meet her on the street; but that would be rare.
I was astonished when one day I received a comment notification on my inbox and noticed that it was her! I rushed to my blog and was wondering if it was real her or a fake commenter was in town. After a short time, I logged on to Facebook and saw a friend request, and it was her, again!
I checked the traffic stats of my blog and figured out how she found my blog. She was ego-surfing (Googling her own name!). I then noticed that Googling her name returns my blog as the first result! And that’s exactly how she found my blog and me.
Blog can find your Friends
It’s not like I got my girlfriend back that’s why I’m dedicating a whole new post to this. Sure I’m happy to have my friend back, but that’s not what I’m driving your attention into. Did you see the title of this post? I hope you did. That’s exactly what I want to say.
It’s not only Facebook or other social media that can connect with people you met in your real life or somewhere on the internet. In today’s age of technology and Google (yes, we can say the age of Google), almost everyone searches their own name on Google? So, it is very possible to find you out if you write a post about them on your blog.
So, what I want to say is you all can write a post about someone you met — online of in real life — and your experience with them. Don’t forget to include their name in your post — preferably in the title — so that Google catches it. When that person next time Googles himself, there is a big chance of getting your blog at their notice and therefore reestablish the connection between you and them.
Go and write a post about someone you have lost. You can tag your posts as “Lost Friend” if you publish them on WordPress.com network. Before you leave, there are two things I would like to ask you.
- How many times did you Google yourself?
- Do you have someone you have lost in the long run? Are you going to write about them on your post mentioning their name?
I hope you comment and also give me a link to your post so that I can read that. You can also just tag your post as lost-friend before you hit the Publish button in your WordPress.com post editor as tagging will help others find that post as well.
So, when are you going to write that post on your blog?