If you’re a prolific content creator on the web, then there are few things as awesome as a positive google alert. They’re like sending yourself flowers, but not telling yourself when they’re going to arrive. Randomly, when you least expect it, they show up at your front door and remind you that people actually read – and sometimes even enjoy – the content you post online.
Plus, if the alert just so happens to be informing you that a piece of content you posted got quoted in an article on CNN, then you get an equally awesome excuse to feel especially awesome about yourself. And to blog about how awesome it all is.
Which is, of course, awesome too. Especially if the article in question happens to be about perennially awesome film director Kevin Smith. Which makes the whole thing…well…really freakin’ awesome.