So a fairly easy post tonight and one I've been thinking about writing for awhile. Time for a look at the searches that bring people (other than my usual readers) here. I've decided to break it down by category.
- Mice and their nests. Still the most common search at almost 50%, though I think there are two subgroups: those who have unwanted pests and those who have caged pets. I can't always tell which intent is guiding the searcher, but the difference is clearer when considering strings like "mouse in couch" and "material to give mouse for nest."
- Environmental. My "Global Warming Wednesday" posts bring me up for a number of searches. Three topics in particular are recurring: bisphenol A free plastics, grocery bags (plastic, canvas, string all get hits), and clothing material (particularly Modal and Tencel). If they're getting the info they need from my posts, I hope that the links get them what they're after.
- Battlestar Galactica. Now I haven't written that much on BSG, despite my particular fondness (read: borderline obsession) with it. I have to admit that it fills me with glee to discover that I am the #4 site for the search "tigh cylon," which is in fact a search I see a couple times a week. And yes, I'm still trying to figure out how that's possible and am not sure I can wait until January 2008 for answers! Right now I'm thinking about watching a couple episodes a week, from the beginning, again.
- Pregnancy. In particular, I get hits on "slow rising hcg." I don't come up until the 5th page of this search, but it doesn't surprise me that people looking for this information look through so many pages. I did too when this happened during my pregnancy with Scooter--and there was almost no helpful information on this topic online at the time. Everything I read pointed to miscarriage, but Scooter's still here, more than 4 years later. Of course, these searchers usually end up on one of my posts from the miscarriage I just had, and I feel obligated to point out that I have no idea about the change in my HCG levels during that pregnancy.
- Misc. What more should I say about things like "toronto western horrible" (I actually wasn't saying Toronto Western was horrible, though I didn't particularly want to deliver there) and "crocs sweaty" (they certainly can be). But the one that takes the cake? "coloring pages book of revelations," which landed the searcher on a short post about the cake I was going to make for Scooter's birthday. Apparently "coloring pages" matched up with my discussion of loot bags for his classmates; the other part came from a long, rambling comment by some crazy. I have to wonder what the searcher thought upon finding him/herself reading the blog of a lesbian atheist!