Further to L.G. Smith's post on Bards and Prophets about the surreal contents of her search statistics, I bring you the following (and welcome, if any of you came to me via any of these):
feng shui writers
dose [sic] dan aykroyd strangle albert brooks?
people who liked when dan aykroid [sic] strangled albert brooks
hair shirt might
That last one is the most uncanny for me. The short story I wrote based on my Hair Shirt blog post was called "Hair Shirt Day."
It's like I've already got a reader for it, and it isn't even published yet.
To date, my most popular post is by far The Broken Aquariums of Will Ferrell. It's about a Boston Terrier snore-induced dream. I'm pretty sure that just about everyone who stops by to read it is confused and disappointed. Then again, a little cognitive dissonance is good for the soul, right?
I've got over 4000 views since the end of February for just one post entitled I Hate Exclamation Marks (And Here's Why).
I imagine my blog misdirected a great deal of people just looking for some grammar rules.
Another really popular post of mine was "Seven Ways Sex and Writing are Exactly Alike", although I completely understand why that got the amount of clicks that it did :p
I've thought about installing a widget to help track where people come from. I just never get around to it. Which do you use?
I seriously need to come up with better titles for my blog posts.
Elizabeth, I just knew you would have some weird searches in your statistics. What, nothing for saline forehead injections?
Hahaha. Those are some good ones. What the hell are chakra-caduceus images? Off to Google it. I may be back in a few minutes. LOL.
I am receiving a lot of "canadian surrealist porn" searches (over 60 in a month), most of it because fellow blogger Margo left the words three times in the comment. It's hilarious. XD
@Brad: I kind of love that your exclamation mark post has gotten so much attention. Nice.
In the name of boosting (or should I say "fluffing") our stats, I propose an "and sex" blogfest, in which we incorporate the word "sex" into each of our blog post titles. Any takers?
@Michael: I just use Blogger's in-house stats. From your dashboard, click on the "Stats" tab - it's the last tab on the right. If you select "More" under "Traffic Sources," you should be able to see a list of referring sites and keywords searches that led people to your blog.
@Milo: Two words: "and sex."
@L.G.: Last week I had "saline forehead injections." Hope you enjoy your chakra-caduceus scavenger hunt!
@Claudie: Nice. I might stop by and leave a couple more Canadian surrealist porn comments. I am loving that somewhere, out there, someone is searching for Canadian surrealist porn. I hope they're finding what they're looking for.
Some very unique ones in there! I haven't looked at my stats for ages, but you've inspired me to go and have a look now...
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