“I think I’m boring people with my blog,” I said to Chris last night, as we were making dinner.
And he said, “Well, you know…Pico Iyer.”
Yes, I know, I know. My little essay project is self-indulgent and academic. It probably scares off more readers than it interests.
So I started another post, which turned into an earnest, humorless treatise on homeschooling.
No, no, no! I need something light and fun! With happy family pictures of an inspiring activity!
Don’t have it.
It’s time for the search engine post.
One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to see on my Blog Stats just what search engine terms people use to get to my blog. It’s always entertaining–sometimes because I can’t believe people would type such phrases into a search engine, sometimes because I can’t believe that a particular phrase led to my blog. Consider:
2 big plants in ebb and flow. What does this mean? And why did it lead you to my blog?
how baby Pokemon are made. Well, you see, first you take a mommy Pokemon, and a then you take a daddy Pokemon…
Pokemon satin evil little children. Oh, this must have linked to my tutorial for stitching up evil little Pokemon children out of satin. Not. (And doesn’t this searcher seem a tad angry?)
scarry and bald. Eww. I will have you know that I’ve never written about anyone who was scarry and bald. I have written about Richard Scarry and my (now-grown) bald baby son, however.
Where is Jon Bon Jovi’s house? First of all, let me offer a little search engine advice. You don’t type in questions as if Google is an all-knowing oracle. (Oh, no–now I’m going to end up on searches for Google and Oracle…) You type in phrases which are likely to appear on the document you’re looking for. And then there’s the Bon Jovi thing. Ever since I wrote that post about Mr. T loving Bon Jovi back in February, I’ve gotten a Bon Jovi hit to my blog almost daily. Those searchers must be mighty disappointed when they get here and find Pico Iyer. And no, I don’t know where Jon Bon Jovi’s house is.
Wow she stunning. Wow she stunning? Really? And this led you to my blog? Why, thank you. I think.
I don’t like Sandra Dodd. I’m sorry. Did typing that into a search engine make you feel better? I kinda like her, myself.
machine stitched purple guilt. This is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so poetic. Of course, H pretty much shot the beauty out of the thing when he pointed out that the blog searcher was probably trying to type “machine stitched purple quilt”.
Wii children playing too much waldorf. I get lots and lots of Waldorf hits, coming for the My Waldorf Guilt posts. But this one takes the cake. H and I like to picture little animated Wii miis on the TV, playing with wooden kitchens and toy trolls. It’s all about word order, folks.
Van Halen waldorf. I can’t imagine what this person was looking for. Did they think that Eddie Van Halen is a practitioner of Waldorf? Somehow, I just don’t see it.
I try inventing myself every day. Well, good for you. And I hope typing that into a search engine is empowering. But I have no idea how this led you to my blog.
How to cultivate genius kids. I guess I let this searcher down, big time. But I’d sure love to know what he or she found out.
So, dear readers, do any of you follow the searches to your blog? Got any good ones? (Hey, beats Pico Iyer! Poor Pico…)