If you are not a blogger you might not be aware of some of the fun things that your “publishing platform” can monitor for you.
In my case (on WordPress) I am able to see how many hits my site has had for the day, the month and the year. I also have access to cool information like the top posts for the day, which can be surprising if and old post gets a ton of hits from out of the blue.
One of my favorite sections is the search engine list which lets me in on the searches that have led readers to my site.
Today I have been located through searches for, “Sgetti honey boo boo,” “Emmy tits,” and “Miami 2013.” Yesterday I gained a reader through the search phrase “make millet chips,” which I’ve never actually made, but all my talk about kale chips and millet and such makes it easy to understand Google’s minor confusion.
There have been endless interesting search phrases that have led readers to Mommyland and for each I am grateful.
Even the person who yesterday typed, “gorgeously dressed ladies with bare breasts,” is my reader….
Many people have asked why I still blog. My marathon has long ended; the main reason I started it to begin with.
There are a bunch of reasons that I continue.
But today, when the sun never shone and my kids spent way too much time in Crazyland (not to mention my own brain freeze caused by the paperwork pile of divorce affidavits), the smile that crossed my face upon the discovery of a curious reader’s search has proven to be reason enough.
Gorgeously dressed ladies with bare breasts.
I wonder if that searcher found what they were looking for? I wonder if they’ll be back?
Why do you blog? If you don’t have a blog have you ever thought about starting one? What would it be about?