Monday, December 18, 2006

Googly and stuff

The blog searches leading to by blog are interesting. While "how to make perfect french fries" is still the number one search leading here, "window peeping" is a close second now. I'm number four if you google the song "let it snow" and I saw a new one yesterday, "blocking my peehole". It made me wonder if the person's peehole is obstructed or if the person would like to obstruct it. I get all sorts of "sticky" references too. It all seems so random, I got a hit from a search for "hemmroidectomy" (sic). I'm pretty sure I never wrote that, perhaps it was a commenter.

But then I thought about how random my own searches are. In the past week, I have googled "hip displaysia dog", "Aspirin dosage animal", "Exquisicorpse", "Telescopic horse penis"(don't ask), "Pigs dogs smarter", "SPCA", "Self realization fellowship", "Kundulini energy", "Weight of an olympic bar", "Teach English Inuit", "Supralapsarianism", and "Everyone says I love you music". Yesterday, while playing Scrabble, I was incensed because someone used the word purslane. I had never seen that word before (cheater cheater!), so of course, it had to be googled. Turns out it is a fairly common edible plant. There are even recipes for it. (The person probably wasn't a cheater.)

Often times I'll find someone's blog via a search. I end up getting a story about how the phrase I entered in the google box had reference in their lives. Many times, it's a perspective quite different from my own. Many times, it is the same. I love that in all this randomness, there is also a kind of connectivity, the chaotic path of each life careening and crashing together in the ether. It's like a shadow of our connectedness.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always interesting.

In commenting on someone else's post yesterday, I was reminded of a site and thought of you. Have you ever read Buzzwhack (www.buzzwhack.com)? It's not a blog but a regular site. Having read your blog and your interest in words, I thought you might find this site interesting (if you did not already know of it).

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to dig up your own Goggle seach queries?

madamerouge said...

^ install a hit counter on your blog, and look at your page load data or search query data.

Timmy said...

I get hits from people searching MOMMY & DADDY SPANK ME PLEASE,

Snooze said...

I like that fact your post is not all mock horror over what people have googled to find your site. It's great too that you shared with us what you have been googling.

Anonymous said...

Yay google!
I love when people find my blog through strange searches. Like "pissing on youth" or "anal fissures," or "christianity in canada" lol...

And someone bought Wifezilla and I a scrabble dictionary just to quell our fights.

Kevin said...

I never get hits via weird searches. Usually any searches for me are "sixshooter" or ... nope, that's about it.

Anonymous said...

I actually found your blog while "blog surfing". (Long story short, I created a header for a friends blog and started checking out the links.)

I come back because I find the things you write about interesting. Thus, that must make you interesting. At least to me. I've become caught up in nude dancer and the cat.

I'll probably never blog myself, I may never comment again, but know that I am here and that I'm quietly enjoying the life you share with spouse.

In all sincerity, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Christmas song titles are generating much traffic on my blog as well. But do those visitors ever stick? Well, probably at your blog, hence the name.

"Telescopic horse penis" ??? Oh, I wasn't supposed to ask. Anyway, was a good giggle. :-)

Anonymous said...

Christmas song titles are generating much traffic on my blog as well. But do those visitors ever stick? Well, probably at your blog, hence the name.

"Telescopic horse penis" ??? Oh, I wasn't supposed to ask. Anyway, was a good giggle. :-)

Jason said...

I always clear my search cache before family comes to stay with me. The last thing I need is for my mother/brother look for something and Internet Explorer suggests... well you can imagine.

Doug said...

The random nature of the internet makes it seem almost life-like, evolving under its own power.

anabel said...

I liked this post, especially the last couple of sentences. They remind me of the chaos theory of the universe. (At least my limited knowledge of it and how it applies to everyday life)

GayProf said...

Oh, man, now I have to Google "telescopic horse penis" just to see what comes up.

Anonymous said...

Madamerouge, thanks for your tip. I should have written more clearly. I mean...is there a way to find all of the terms I've search through Google? Do they save them in a place where we can access them?

dawn said...

The internet is an interesing web of information. And Google is an even more interesting way to find it. It's not only crazy what people were looking for when they came to your site, but it's crazy what you can find out there when you are looking for information. All quite entertaining...

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I find blogs by clicking on the hot chicks.

Patricia said...

random, connecting, differing perspectives. some of my most favorite things about the internet.

Steven said...

I normally get searches for "Human Nature" and "Steven has an incredibly large penis."

Go fig.