Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This Is Nuts!

When I first started blogging, my husband advised me that at some point, my Google hits would shoot way up. Apparently this phenomenon happens to all regularly updated blogs. For the first few months, the blog gets a random hit or two each week, and then all of a sudden for no apparent reason, it starts getting lots of hits each day. Why this happens is a mystery.

Just Like the Nut has reached that point. Google is directing all sorts of searches my way. Here are a few of the fascinating word combinations that have led people to my humble blog:

  • nut looks like brain
  • i'm a nut (title)
  • nut poems
  • monkey joe's nuts in nj

Um, OK. What’s up with that? I guess you could say I attract the nut cases.

A few others I found interesting (not sure these folks found what they were looking for here!):

  • the greek word for poop
  • a squadron of what?
  • musculum warts
  • what kind of girl likes a nerd

Well, OK, if that last person read enough of my blog, he would have learned about at least one type of girl who likes nerds. Hurrah for nerds! And for the girls who like them!


J said...

I guess you husband was right. Who knew, sometimes they're on top of things. But I have a question for you. How on earth do yo find the time to blog often, write regularly, work, and still have enough of you left over for your family?

elysabeth said...

The reason you get the hits is because those are all words that have been on your blog at some point in time. Whether you were doing a review of a book or whatever. I have yet to figure out what my hits are - doesn't matter - as long as they visit - lol - only kidding. Since I post just about everything and anything I can think of posting I probably get more searches than I can imagine. It's a good thing to be hit on while blogging - means you are out there and very visible to future agents/publishers too - Have fun with it - go with the flow - E :)

Andie K. said...

Ha ha! Those phrases are hilarious. How do you know what phrases sent them to your blog? Very interesting.

Danette Haworth said...

Or maybe you're writing posts about squadrons of Greek nerd girls with warts and you're coloring the words white so we can't see them (but Google can!).

BTW, I have to thank you for turning me on to Ze Frank's site! I've looked around at some of the other videos--great stuff!

LindaBudz said...

J, Family is overrated. And they can read about me on my blog! ;)

Elysabeth, yes, I do know HOW these people are finding me, what I don't know is WHY they are suddenly finding me in much greater numbers than even just one week ago. But apparently that is a phenomenon that happens with blogs ... at some point, Google decides it likes you and starts bringing you up more (or at least closer to the top). Weird!

Andie, my blog is registered at statcounter.com, which tracks all kinds of stuff (for free!). I highly recommend it, but be forewarned that checking your stats can become addictive!!

Danette ... So glad to have introduced a kindred spirit to Ze! Great stuff, indeed!!

SamRiddleburger said...

Just imagine this nerd, who is like the nerd of all nerds, and he can think of only one place to turn for answers about the girls who beguile and revile him: Google.

I wish the software let us write to these particular searchers sometimes.
Dear Nerd,
It'll be all right. You'll find the perfect girl working at your college newspaper. Just relax and don't scare her away with any stalking-type activites.
-Old Nerd

LindaBudz said...

Ah, if only Google could answer all men's queries about women. The programmer who invented that software would make a pretty penny.