Yesterday was a milestone day for me — this blog zoomed right past the 5,000 hit mark! I am very grateful that so many people stop by (either accidentally or on purpose) to read my little stories. I suspect my sister may account for about 1,000 of the blog visits, as she is and has always been my biggest fan and most loyal supporter of my every endeavor. Maybe other readers are drawn into the whole dog/cat dichotomy. It’s hard to tell. Either way, it is much, much, much more fun with readers and comments, so keep those cyber cards and letters coming!
One amusing aspect of the wordpress blog statistics is the list I receive of search engine terms that landed people onto jane, candid. People type interesting things into their google-type search engine of choice, and as you know, you never know what will come up in any given search. Here is how some people found this site just today:
noo Gilligan’s Island
iris and her girlfriend carry
kids swimwear 2009
nicest way to say “scaredy pants”
I imagine all these folks were surprised to land here, since other than clown shoes and scaredy-pants, I don’t think I ever mentioned those other topics of interest, and my posts likely did not answer their burning questions. More surprised are the many people who search “pre-wash cycle” in the sincere hope of technical dishwasher advice, and instead find photos of my dog licking off the dirty dishes while the cat watches in disgust. Googlers, beware.
I love doing this blog and I hope the stories can keep you entertained for 5,000 more visits. (That’s cumulative, I don’t expect any of you to come back 5,000 more times. Except maybe my dear, much-loved sister.)
After reading your posting, I got curious and checked my own search engine info. Most of mine were pretty reasonable phrases given the posts I’ve made – no particularly humorous ones. But I did note a few people googled your name and got my site instead! So I’m working off your fame!
Congrats on the 5000 hits! You go, girl!
Karen from mentor said:
I probably acccount for about 150 of those hits just since Joe’s AFRAID tour in March and April. I really enjoy reading your old posts and I’ve read a lot of them more than once. I also sometimes hit a posting that I think is moving or especially funny a couple of times in a day just to see everyone else’s thoughts on it.
I only found someone’s blog once by accident. My friend has what she was terming a “neurotic kitty” and I typed that into the google search engine box and came across a lady in New York who was frickin hilarious, but neurotic as advertised. She was funny to read once, but it was not a blog I’d follow.
Just for fun, I’ll add a couple of random things in my comment as an experiment to see if it brings you traffic.
Love of aardvarks
Why do army ants do that?
Can my kid really get a bean stuck up his nose, and will it sprout?
So proud of your milestone my dear. Soon you’ll be required reading for anyone with a heart connected to their brain.
Karen, you are so encouraging and kind. I can’t wait to see what pops up in the searches next!?!
I’m coming back 5000 times! (Probably not all today, though.)
One time, someone searched “nutritional benefits of zebra.” Yikes!
Thanks, Judy! Hopefully your site kept one less zebra off the dinner table (who could eat zebra after reading such insightful topics…)