So, I'm wrapping up the October Things Giveaway with the last Birthday freebie...a bookmark!
Oh, not just any bookmark, friends. This is a special, one of a kind bookmark, made for yours truly when I attended the JapanFest in my fair city. Er, county.
It's Japanese writing and it says...CATHY!
Um, yeah. I know. It's just my name. Wouldn't it have been swell if I could have had that lovely Japanese woman write "Cathy C.'s Hall of Fame"? But that would have cost about ten bucks, and that seemed like a bit much for a bookmark. Whereas CATHY was just a quarter.
But I'd like to add my own message for you, whenever you use the bookmark. "When this you see, remember me." I won't mess up your bookmark, adding that message on the back. You'll just have to think "When this you see, remember me" when the bookmark arrives.
Thinking of that quote and my name reminds me of Google Alerts. You can get an email, alerting you whenever your name pops up out there in web world. Sometimes it's nice to check out where everybody knows your name (and they've been writing about you!). And sometimes it's important to say, "Hey! You can't just put up my essay or blog post on your blog without checking with me first!"
Well. You get the point. There are all sorts of good reasons to use Google Alerts. And bookmarks, too.
(Leave a comment to enter your name in the Birthday Giveaway. You could win a book, a lovely bookmark, and the birthday thingies that grow and grow and grow. Contest ends at midnight, October 31st. Which coincidentally marks the time I shall begin writing for NaNoWriMo.)