Ernst Stavro Blofeld

This post is part of 23 Things, a University of Surrey Research Development Programme initiative to allow PhD students to enhance their online persona.

"Double jeopardy, Mr Bond."
“Double jeopardy, Mr Bond.”

Most people like to Google their names every once in a while to see what potential strangers, snoopers and future employers might find on them, but I don’t have that problem thanks to Mr Bond… or more precisely the arch-villain James Bond tries to take down: Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Charles Gray.

Regardless of how many research papers I publish, or how many views my YouTube videos get, I’ll always be living in the shadow of the former actor and cat-stroker, despite Blofeld never having a twitter account or LinkedIn profile.

I may never have an IMDb profile with 130 acting credits or a gleaming Wikipedia page, but my about.me has got 653 views in the last year.

I should take all this as a positive, all those embarrassing photos are wonderfully buried under pages and pages of results for the acclaimed actor, no matter how hard my mum tries to share that photo of 10-year-old me in a dress…