I think we can agree the first piece of sanity that goes when you start a blog is the stat checking, page views, comments, likes and your place on Google (and Bing for those of who like Chandler). But on the first day I started this blog I discovered a shocking fact:
I am not the only Ben Trube.
For most people, discovering someone else with their name is a common occurrence, but Trube is not a common name (or even a common spelling of the way we pronounce it, Trubee with a double “e” sound on the end).
Obvious puns you can make with my last name:
– Trube or not Trube
– To good Trube true
– Trube do be do
And so on.
Still, given the 7 billion people that live on this planet, it’s not that surprising that someone else has my name.
And was higher on Google.
But the most damning thing of all; he’s from Michigan, who as a Buckeye are my sworn enemies. And according to Google, he’s a writer too. Okay, that’s actually pretty cool. But did he have to take my name? I’m the one who shall be rich and famous from writing, not you … you little upstart!
I guess I could go with my pen name B.R.R. Trube (Robert’s my middle name and I bet I can add another R in there somehow). But you’ve been warned Ben Trube, Urban Meyer’s gonna crush those Wolverine’s next year. And our mascot is tastier than yours (if you eat the peanut butter and chocolate treat and not the actual nut because those will kill you).
I do have some questions though:
– How does he pronounce his last name?
– Is he planning to continue writing?
Note: If the other Ben Trube ever reads this I hope it is taken as a light-hearted spoof as it was intended. But we’re still gonna kick Michigan’s butt.