Wednesday, August 19, 2009

To-do: Break Another Finger

I really don't get search engines sometimes. Every once in awhile, I'll wander over to Site Meter to see what my stats are like. I like to view recent visitors by location, to see where in the world my blog is being read.

Nine times out of 10, when it's a place I'm unfamiliar with and I'm not expecting on the list, the details will reveal that this person mistakenly ended up on my blog through a search for random terms, and stayed a grand total of zero seconds. (I really must change the design if it's so off-putting they leave in less than a second, because surely no one has time to be offended by the writing yet.)

Roughly 99.9% of those searches? They reference broken fingers in some way, and point back to when I broke my finger almost 2 years ago. Two years ago! And that's still generating more traffic than anything I've written since? Oh wait, sometimes the searches refer to some technical point about pregnancy like gestational diabetes or ultrasound images.

But mostly, it's the broken finger. So I'll just type that phrase in here a few more times, maybe describe some symptoms like bruising or feeling nauseous ... and we'll see what happens with the traffic! And rest assured, if I have any other exciting ailments or injuries, I'll be sure to tell you about them in detail.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

I never think to look at the stats on my blog... I forsee a post about it coming up :)

Amy said...

I feel your pain.

My biggest traffic generators are a picture of Ryan Gosling swimming and a picture of Barbie, both of which I posted ages ago.

FitGeGe said...

M - thank you so much for mentioning site meter. I signed up yesterday after reading your blog and can't believe how cool it is to see who's reading my blog!
So, thanks! :)

M. Lubbers said...

Jonathan: I bet you have many more readers than I do, so I would imagine your stats would make for interesting reading!

Amy: So can I expect more Ryan Gosling pictures in the future? Another thing that got a lot of hits was when I would put in some quotes from "The Office." I may have to revive that on Fridays ....

Gege: Happy to be of service! I hope you like it.