OFF: My Name is Benjamin Baxter, and I’m Glad You Could Make It
April 18, 2008 in How to Get a Job
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If you really want anonymity on your blog, don’t post comments elsewhere using your real name while linking to said blog. No secret.
I knew long ago that keeping this blog anonymous for the sake of keeping it off a certain Google search was a futile effort given my propensity to ignore anonymity elsewhere, but I still pretended that search didn’t exist for the sake of maintaining my official anonymity.
I had reasoned:
How many future and potential districts would Google my name, and how many of my future and potential districts would click on a link to a teaching blog found high or even first in the results?
Turns out the answer is “quite a few.” Only days after the job fair, hits have spiked via a few choice Google searches to terms “Benjamin” and “Baxter.” Oh, well; it isn’t like I have anything to hide.
To any administrators reading this: It’s a pleasure to meet you, and I’d still love to have that job opening of yours. I’d prefer, naturally, your position teaching history, journalism and AVID, in any combination, to your many positions teaching English.
For now, though, I’ll take what I can get.
Oh, and before you notice that it looks like I posted this entry during school hours, note that my blogs are posted on nights and only timestamped for the mornings. I don’t blog at school, so don’t fire me before you hire me because you think that.
Every day, we experience a thousand moments, each of those moments setting in motion a thousand slightly different possibilities in the future. When we make these choices, we are thrust toward another day's crossroads, where we have another thousand choices.
Given the infinite number of choices we make in a lifetime, why do we choose so many of the same routes and make just as many of the same mistakes as our parents and grandparents?
I plan to learn from their mistakes. Let's see how far I get.
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