Monday, September 8, 2008

Bloggy Things

Here are some random blog-related thoughts...

I stole the little Feedjit thing for my blog so I could see where people were coming from. I've always been jealous of people who knew that folks got to their blogs by googling "apple-colored monkey snot" or "too sexy for my shirt" or whatnot. I still don't know how people do it (feel free to clue me in), but at least wanted to know who all these people were that were reading my blog.

Frankly, I'm shocked that anyone still reads as I've been such lame blogger of late. So THANK YOU if you are still reading. :-)

Anyway, I noticed that an embarrassingly large number of people come to my blog via Google images. Specifically they come to the pee.stick photo gallery post. I went over to Google images and typed in pee.stick. Sure enough, my post pops up. Neato.

Next subject: I am always amazed at how many people I recognize when I comment on someone's blog. It's clear I travel in a familiar circle. It's not a small circle, mind you, as I regularly follow almost 100 blogs, but we all seem to know the same people.

When I added the 2nd generation of Braces Bunch gals to my Bloglines, it introduced me to a whole new circle of lovely ladies that appear to mostly know each other. I love to read comments on someone's blog where the two are clearly familiar because they are usually hilarious. I'm so excited that many of them have received BFPs since I started reading them!

It's funny to see these gals from the BB post comments on the blogs that I regularly read. I'm sure they were there commenting before but I didn't know who they were so I guess I didn't notice. In particular, Jen comments on nearly every blog that I read (I have no idea how in the world she has so much time and energy to post every day AND leave such nice comments on everyone's blogs, she is amazing), yet I don't think she knows me from Adam. Ditto for J who comments everywhere but we have never commented on each other's blogs. It just makes it feel like such a small world when it's really such a giant community.

Okay, enough rambling. While I'm linking all over the place, let's send a big hearty congratulations to Meghan on the birth of her daughter!! Then hop over to my buddy LJ's blog to send her thousands of good vibes in the hopes that the birthparents of Miss Queen make the decision to select LJ and Mr. Badger.


KT Sowa said...

I get a lot of people coming to my blog after googling "sinus headache". That tells me that I complain a lot!

LJ said...

You're pretty great - you know that, right?

Karen @ Chez Perky said...

You're awesome.

And I use statcounter for tracking where people are coming from and how many visits to my site, etc.

Delenn said...

Wow, I hadn't realized how many BFPs the BB's have had. Maybe its a luck charm?

Geohde said...

I daren't discuss my troubled relationship with dear g.oogle any further. G.oogle is vindictive. The amount of poor men looking for specialised po.rn that hit my site and have to read all about pregnancy...... :)

As for the secret of how to trace searches, two ways:

1. wordpress has it's own integrated stats package.
2. Use a stats tracking package like webstats or one of the myriad others. You just stick a small icon in your sidebar somewhere and it tracks hits for you.

Then you too can see just how many poor people looking for 'ur.ethral s.ounding + sexual expletive' hit your site. Except maybe those hits are just for me.....

Oh, and I broke the seal on commenting on a new blog!



Meghan said...

I love all your linky posts--I find all sorts of great new people ;) And thanks for the shout-out. I should tell you that I found your blog before TOOTPU all because of your lovely pee-sticks ;)

Bean said...

Hey lady, how are you? Been meaning to stop by and comment, but I suck. I would have loved to see you during this oh so awful 2WW, but my weekend is packed with classes and parties for the little devil. Laughed at your reference to Polly Pockets - personally, I can't wait to get rid of all those little plastic pieces!