I think most bloggers at some point wonder, “How are these people finding my blog?” There’s the obvious ways to get visitors: go to other blogs and leave comments, those bloggers will inevitably stop by your blog, and so it goes. But obviously the people visiting your blog are not only other bloggers. Fortunately, us bloggers get to see what search terms brings people to us. I’ve been making a note of the particularly interesting terms so that I could do a post on it, but I saw that Natasha at Maw Books is doing a monthly thing of it, and I’ll think I’ll be a copy cat and do the same. *waving* Hi, Natasha! Thanks!
post secret– I inevitably get a variety of visitors from this search term. I often wonder if they ever find the post, ’cause it’s kinda buried. Here ’tis.
electrolysis – that post is here.
electrolysis scar– oof, I get a lot of these, and I guess I should count my lucky stars I don’t have scars from the electrolysis. However, my electrolysis lady says that oftentimes people pick at their skin and don’t do what she says. Tsk, tsk! Pick at your zits, not your electrolysis scabs.
big black spider– I got an image of a spider off Google Images for a post about a nightmare I had, but now the picture that I grabbed comes up first. Go ahead, type b-i-g b-l-a-c-k s-p-i-d-e-r into Google Images, and see who’s first on the list. Does this mean I’ve made it big?
http://trishsdiary.wordpress.com/ – Yup, people have typed this into their search bar. Do they know that if they type it into the address bar, they save themselves a step? Maybe I should be grateful that they know my address!
practical jokes played on bride and groom – this was a good one.
natural buttery salt & cracked pepper – ultimately this just wasn’t really my thing.
farworld scott – Scott’s not at this blog…well, he is sometimes, but not permanently. He lives here.
shaved haven– Umm…I am having my bikini area done with electrolysis, but I don’t call that area a haven, so I’m not sure what that might be referring to. I would consider not having to shave heaven, but I somehow don’t think that’s what they meant. If you’re getting here from that term, then see above under electrolysis.
will people know if i subscribe to them – Interesting question. I suppose this goes back to my Google Reader post. To answer your question, there IS a way to find out how many people subscribe to your blog (if someone asks me how to do this in the comments, I’ll answer), but there’s no way to know who exactly those people are.
my brother died in a car accident – Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! Mine was only a dream.
google reader remove top recommendations– This is easy. There’s a button that says No Thanks on the right of the Subscribe button where those top recommendations are. Google will have more top recommendations for you within a day or two.
There’s more where that came from! My next post on this will probably be written a little ahead of time and will post when I’m on my honeymoon. Am I smart or what?