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.
On WordPress.com I’m 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’ve 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, though all my talk about kale chips and cooked millet makes it easy to understand Google’s confusion.
There have been endless interesting search phrases that have led readers to my corner of the Internet, 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 now that my marathon has long since passed; the main reason I began.
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 the house going stir-crazy, and my own brain came treacherously close to frozen from a 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?
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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