Is there anyone who doesn't know how to 'google' things? It's even a popular comic line in movies and on TV. Google can be used as a noun or a verb but either way be careful how you use it.
Like most authors, I set up Google Alerts to catch any new reviews or other news about my books circulating the web. I have them set up for all my books, those already released and those yet to come. Lately I've been rejoicing in the alerts telling me someone is searching out news about my latest release, Beyond the Gate.
It's very easy to waste precious writing minutes 'googling' yourself and then clicking around the Internet to read every little tidbit or stare at every online picture of your book cover. And what you find isn't always inspiring. You might find a poor review or a simple unfavorable comment when you follow one of those links. It can not only waste time but deplete your emotional energy.