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Friday, November 6, 2020

IWSG Post of the Month

 


So, in this completely upside-down messed up week, I totally forgot to post for IWSG. Better late than never.


Today's question is:  What was the strangest thing you've ever had to Google while doing research for writing a book?

I have done a lot of Googling, so it's kind of hard to remember everything, but one that sticks out is when I was Googling taser guns. I wanted to know how they could be tracked. Then I wanted to know the name and exact location of the taser retail store in Moscow, Russia.

Surprisingly, nobody from the KGB showed up at my doorstep to question me.

What about you? What's the strangest thing you've ever had to Google?


Now, to add to this completely messed up week, I just went to Ninja Captain's blog and found a totally different question: Why do you write what you write? Easy: I like kid books. :)


So, whatever. Two questions for the price of one.



 



29 comments:

  1. No worries a little late! And we'll take two questions. How can taser guns be tracked?

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    1. So, those little tags that are released after they are fired are unique to each gun. If you get one of those tags and take it to the taser store, you can find out the serial number of the gun, where it was bought, and who bought it.

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I'm sorry you had a messed up week and lost track of the days, dear friend. Yessum, your question and answer threw me because I saw a different question posed on other participating IWSG blogs. As an author, I'm sure you have executed many odd Google searches as a means of doing background research for your books. I'm drawing a blank as I try to think of my strangest Google activity. However I can answer the second question simply by stating that I love to express my sense of humor and it is reflected in my writing style.

    Enjoy your weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Writing is definitely a form of personal expression.

      Enjoy your week!

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  3. All of us are disoriented some this week.
    As to the oddest internet search, maybe it was for what wild Turkeys sound like and how one might write it. I was looking to spell out for my picture book, THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR.

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    1. I actually had a friend write a children's book about how wild animals sound and she had to do something similar.

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  4. You're not late, you're early! LOL I hope the NSA never snoops around my browsing history. I'd be hauled in for questioning for sure! :P

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    1. Haha! I think just about all of us would be hauled in.

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  5. better late than never Sherry, I enjoyed the post very much.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. My brain is totally fried! Oh well! :)

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  6. I'm currently translating To Sleep In A Sea of Stars and it forces me to Google so many things from astrophysics, gravitational physics etc that I think I will turn into a physics teacher before I finish.

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    1. That sounds positively interesting! I'd enjoy that kind of research.

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  7. Yup, it's a weird week. Better late than never, right?

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  8. haha 2 for one.

    Well taser guns aren't as bad as real guns, so maybe you are ust in the maybe a threat pile lol

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    1. Haha! It's the Russian part that made me look suspicious.

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  9. Can you buy tasers in Moscow? :).

    New blog: www.fromarockyhillside.com

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    1. Yes, you can. There's a big headquarters right in Moscow.

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  10. I don´t know I can´t remember~
    Very nice post
    xx

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  11. better late than not....
    I got trouble to translate from Finnish to English with Google....

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Yes. Usually I'm early, so this is very unusual for me. :)

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  12. remember, it's better late than never. have a wonderful week ahead. :)

    JULIE ANN LOZADA BLOG
    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada

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  13. What a great question.

    I'd have to say my googling Fairy stories resulted in my being shown to some, err, interesting links ... and was probably the reason I got Mr T to install the child lock

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  14. Yes! If I ever get caught for my search history it would be an interesting list!

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  15. LOL. If someone went through my search history and they don't know I'm a writer, I'll be in serious trouble!

    Ronel catching up for November IWSG day Achieving Kick-Ass Goals

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  16. I Googled some holiday traditions in other countries. Maybe that doesn't sound odd, though some of what I found certainly raised an eyebrow.

    I hope your November went as well as it could and that you'll experience joy in the coming holiday season.
    There's a giveaway on my blog that ends today, if you're interested.

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