I Have Arrived

Not to the red carpet. 

Not to some upper level of social distinction.

And not to any nearby mountain top. 

To Google.

It was a proud day when I could Google myself and I appeared.  Not really ME, but The Goat Cheese Lady.

And, this did not happen instantaneously either.  As a knows-very-little-about-the-internet computer user, I assumed that if you get a website, someone could Google you right away and…find you. 

Not so.  After some unsuccessful self-Googling, I began researching.  How can someone Google “the goat cheese lady” and have me appear? 

Here is where the Googlebot comes in.  Whatever that is.  The Googlebot scans the internet every 3 seconds or every 3 weeks, I have no idea which, and grabs up new websites that weren’t there the last time it scanned.  Apparently, the Googlebot had not grabbed up mine. 

For way longer than I cared to wait. 

I mean, when you’re The Goat Cheese Lady, you have a special group of followers who may, mistakenly type www.thegoatcheeselady.com instead of typing www.thegoatcheeselady.wordpress.com.  Now, that is an understandable mistake.  It would be easier not to have to remember to add .wordpress, but it is necessary, because if you just type www.thegoatcheeselady.com, you’ll get nowhere. 

So that led to a predicament.  All 3 of my loyal followers had to, at some point, Google me, because they had forgotten about the .wordpress part.  But, I didn’t come up.  Not even on the 9,233,210th listing. 

You can see how that can be problematic for business.

So, in my research, I learned I could put my site’s name (called the URL) directly into Google’s records so that the Googlebot would find me sooner rather than later.

I did that.

And, now, I have arrived.

It’s a good day in the life of The Goat Cheese Lady.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady, #5 on Google

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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2 Responses to I Have Arrived

  1. Dan Stover says:

    Hi Goat Cheese Lady!

    Well, now you have four followers on your site! My wife just signed up for a class with you and we are so excited. We are also city folk that are making our way to the country life. I’ve very much enjoyed reading your blog. We seem to be on the same path with our family and we’re starting our farm blog very soon as well.

    Can’t wait to meet you this weekend!

    -Dan Stover

    PS: I do Website Development and Internet Marketing so we should talk about your blog a bit. Let’s get you up to #1 on Google instead of #5. After all, you are THE “Goat Cheese Lady”!

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