One of the
procrastination-encouraging cool things about keeping a blog is being able to pull back the curtain and check out what’s going on behind the scenes. You can follow an hour-by-hour record of how many times people visited your site, and see which posts they went to. You can find out which links they clicked on while they were at your site. And you can learn whether they found your blog through Facebook or Twitter or some other site.
But the best part of this inside look is the list of search terms that led visitors your way. It tells you a lot about your niche, and how people’s minds work. It reveals things about your writing you might not have noticed. And it can be strangely lovely, in a surreal way, like found poetry.
Here’ a sampling of search terms that led people my way over during the few weeks:
what’s wrong with this picture ghost couch
squashed head Barbie
my non jewish friend won’t let me light a yahrzeit candle
broken doll head
pictures of divorce style huevos rancheros
broken Barbie Facebook
what happens at the end of giving up the ghost?
I didn’t take the peanuts
dog bakery windows
school children at staircase
drawings of skewed skylines
New York skyline from Montclair
man bottle opener
Wine bottle opener broken away
sculptures Europe angels faces
man standing without words in my dreams
artful nuns b shaped trees
old dark house
gate path wall water
drafts of houses
gop 2012 jack-o-lanterns
James Dobson makes surprise visit
fifteen spotted hono bother thash
What does it mean?