Every so often I like to look at the stats from my blog. It’s interesting to see how many people have read certain posts and what countries (Canada and United Kingdom are my top two) my readers are from.
My most popular day, as far as post viewing, is somewhat disturbing. It’s my post from January 24th titled: Oh Rory… and features a picture of Rory with his hand down his pants. On that particular day, it had been viewed 208 times.
My most popular post and one that I kind of like, is I Can’t Make This Shit Up, followed by Potty Training 101. Looking down the list of the most popular to the least popular, I have to agree with the readers. I’m currently reading Stephen King’s memoir on writing and he talks about what books he likes that he wrote. If I enjoyed writing it, it stands to reason that you will enjoy reading it – that is, if the sort of things I write about float your boat.
Today, the search engine terms that lead people to my blog were the following:
- kamryn shits on toilet
- ugly babies
- potty poop
- penis innuendos
Hmmm, is this the type of people I want poking around my blog? I mean, on the one hand, there is a reason why these search terms brought them to my blog – I have written about all of the things listed at one point or another, but when I wrote about it, they didn’t seem dirty. Now, they do.
Here is the problem – I can only write about what I know. A life with two small children usually involves some bodily fluids and penis innuendos, I just can’t figure out who is searching for that stuff on the internet. Or maybe I don’t want to think about who is searching for that stuff online.
As of today, I have had 11,668 site views. I wish I could break it down by how many people happened across my blog and immediately closed the page because it wasn’t what they wanted. I have done that a lot. I will be searching for something, usually a particular phrase and it almost always will lead me to a blog that has nothing to do with what I’m actually looking for.
At the risk of attracting more undesirables to my site, I can’t see changing what I write about or how I write it. As my children age, I assume there will be less discussions about pee and poop. My kids will use the appropriate and correct words for their body parts and I’ll do my best to refrain from taking pictures of them with their hands in their pants.
LOL I need to do the obligatory “search term” post… what slightly freaked me out was something that happened about two weeks back… someone in England, close to Rochester, was specifically searching for me (using my name and location) as well as the name of my ex fiancee, Kay. I suspect it might have actually been her since Rochester isn’t far from where she used to live. It slightly weirded me about because this person read probably every page on my site. I don’t think there was a single one that wasn’t accessed. My hits (and they’re meagre) went through the roof.
I was slightly weirded out by it and then I kinda shrugged my shoulders and carried on as normal LOL
Don’t change a thing about your blog. I can’t compare it to anything else I’ve seen, heard or read elsewhere. Lots of other people – like me – get all deep and emotional and spiritual and ponder the meaning of life… you’re like the honey badger… you don’t give a shit…and I like that LOL
How long have you had your blog? And, I’ve been dying to ask for god-knows-how-long, but why 10:02?
I don’t plan on changing anything because then I wouldn’t enjoy doing it anymore. Funny you should call me the honeybadger – that is what we call Rory. I even made him a t-shirt. I started my blog in March or April of last year, I think, but I was using blogger. I switched it over to wordpress at the beginning of this year and the older posts didn’t transfer that great, but I think they are still accessible. 10:02 is a rip off of Ellen DeGeneres’ record label. She named it 11:11 because whenever she looks at the clock, it seems to be that time. The same thing happens to me, but instead it’s 10:02. No deep meaning.
LOL!!! You’ve given me a whole new view of Rory. I just had an image of him going for a snake, because Rory doesn’t give a *cough*
I meant to also say… speaking of T-shirts… there’s one I want to get made… I thought of this when i was a teenager…
“I Don’t Care About Your Apathy”
There was a second but I can’t remember it right now LOL