This comment from my friend over at Nourishing Words was helpful and eye-opening for me … a worthy challenge. Read on:
JC – I had to rush in from my digging and weeding (really!) when this thought came to mind, regarding your focus on (distraction by?) Ms. S.P. I make a conscious effort to mention Ben Hewitt on my blog and on twitter as often as reasonably possible, so that I can play a role in raising awareness about him and his new book (The Town That Saved Food). I’m contributing to his google ranking in doing that and, in my own way, his notoriety. You’re contributing to S.P.’s also, every time you mention her name, even if you’re tearing her apart.
I wonder, if all of us who wish she would go away got together and ignored her by never mentioning her name again, could we have any meaningful collective effect on diminishing her importance? Would she (or someone smart enough to see it, who advises her) see her google rankings go down? Just a thought. I’m trying so hard to believe in the power of one; I’m going to try it. At the very least, we could pour that energy into something or someone more deserving.
I responded as follows:
Thank you – I think you are absolutely right and I will try what you suggest. It will be cleansing and I thoroughly agree about the power of one. Starting today … no more adding to the SEO for Ms. you-know-who!
There are far more useful things to do with my energies … and I’ll use the same clear-eyed and well-grounded thinking when it comes to the other bottom feeders that it is so easy to get caught up in ridiculing. Why incrementally increase their Google rank? Why, indeed!
So, in keeping with this new resolve, I’ll share a snippet from Huffpo about Tina Fey’s performance last night when she hosted SNL.
She’s one talented comedienne, isn’t she?
The skit is definitely worth a peek. 😉
In other news, the Phillies and Red Sox both won … as did the Breakers in their away opener against the Washington Freedom!
Sounds like Lil was stellar with 2 assists for the B’s (goals by Lauren Cheney and Kelly Smith). The Phils sit atop the majors with a nifty, early April team batting average of .337! (Top that, damn Yankees!)
The WNBA draft netted Tina Charles for the Connecticut Sun. (I’m thinking it’s time for a trip down to Mohegan Sun, eh, Dewd?) Here’s how it all shaped up …
|2010 WNBA DRAFT – ROUND 1|
|1||Connecticut Sun | Tina Charles | Connecticut||16-18|
|2||Minnesota Lynx | Monica Wright | Virginia||14-20|
|3||Minnesota Lynx | Kelsey Griffin | Nebraska (traded to Connecticut)||14-20|
|4||Chicago Sky | Epiphanny Prince | Botas/Rutgers||16-18|
|5||San Antonio Silver Stars | Jayne Appel | Stanford||15-19|
|6||Washington Mystics | Jacinta Monroe | Florida State||16-18|
|7||Connecticut Sun | Danielle McCray | Kansas||16-18|
|8||Los Angeles Sparks | Andrea Riley | Oklahoma State||18-16|
|9||Atlanta Dream | Chanel Mokango | Mississippi State||18-16|
|10||Seattle Storm | Alison Lacey | Iowa State||20-14|
|11||Indiana Fever | Jene Morris | San Diego State||22-12|
|12||Los Angeles Sparks | Bianca Thomas | Mississippi||18-16|
|2010 WNBA DRAFT – ROUND 2|
|13||New York Liberty | Kalana Greene | Connecticut||13-21|
|14||Washington Mystics | Jenna Smith | Illinois||16-18|
|15||Connecticut Sun | Allison Hightower | Louisiana||16-18|
|16||New York Liberty | Ashley Houts | Georgia||16-18|
|17||San Antonio Silver Stars | Alysha Clark | Middle Tennessee||15-19|
|18||Washington Mystics | Shanavia Dowdell | Louisiana Tech||16-18|
|19||Tulsa Shock | Amanda Thompson | Oklahoma||18-16|
|20||Los Angeles Sparks | Angel Robinson | Georgia||18-16|
|21||Atlanta Dream | Brigitte Ardossi | Georgia Tech||18-16|
|22||Seattle Storm | Tanisha Smith | Texas A&M||20-14|
|23||Indiana Fever | Armelie Lumanu | Mississippi State||22-12|
|24||Phoenix Mercury | Tyra Grant | Penn State||23-11|
|2010 WNBA DRAFT – ROUND 3|
|25||New York Liberty | Cory Montgomery | Nebraska||13-21|
|26||Minnesota Lynx | Gabriela Marginean | Drexel||14-20|
|27||Connecticut Sun | Johannah Leedham | Franklin Pierce||16-18|
|28||Chicago Sky | Abi Olajuwon | Oklahoma||16-18|
|29||San Antonio Silver Stars | Alexis Rack | Mississippi State||15-19|
|30||Washington Mystics | Alexis Gray-Lawson | California||16-18|
|31||Tulsa Shock | Vivian Frieson | Gonzaga||18-16|
|32||Los Angeles Sparks | Rashidat Junaid | Rutgers||18-16|
|33||Atlanta Dream | Brittainey Raven | Texas||18-16|
|34||Seattle Storm| Tijana Krivacevic | Hungary||20-14|
|35||Indiana Fever | Joy Cheek | Duke||22-12|
|36||Phoenix Mercury | Nyeshia Stevenson | Oklahoma||23-11|
Finally … HAPPY VACATION HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew … ENJOY!