Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My little place online

Every once in a while, not too often, I go and check the StatCounter user stats for my little space here. It's really funny to see the strange ways people find their way here. I know there are a few folks out there that harbor strange masochistic tendencies and read my posts on purpose, and some of you even comment once in a while - not that I'm a comment whore mind you. I like hearing what ya'll have to say and all, but I've tried to maintain that this space is for me and my goal to record life as it happens so one day I'll have something to look back on and chuckle.

Today I took a look at my StatCounter account and two things jumped out at me that I thought I'd spend a second recording what I found. First, it's important to note that I don't get a whole lot of traffic. Now, for those of you who might not understand the mentality of some of the more hardcore bloggers, the amount of traffic a blog gets is almost as important as the number of comments left. For me, I'm surprised that even Wifey cares what I have to say so if I ever get more than one hit a day I'm feeling way ahead of the game. Typically, I'll get 10 to 20 unique looks a day, and I'm sure some of those are search engine bots or mistakes or wrong turns. [See the second piece of this post for a very funny example of that.] So, when I checked today, and saw the following, I was... shocked is too lame a word. But, I'm no linguist so I'll just leave it at that. Check this out...



Do you see last Wednesday? I think a WTF is in order. Why the hell would 77 different people want to come see what I was doing on some random Wednesday? Then, Wifey helped me remember what last Wednesday way. Yup, a little incident I like to call, "Bad Chicken Day." Post 1, and post 2 described my want, then disappointment, with a certain chicken joint down the street. Now that's funny. People went online looking for info on that event and they ended up at my blog. I wonder if I set any records with how fast most of them hit the back button once they realized where the heck they found themselves. Too funny. But hey, thanks for making it seem like I had something interesting to say for once!

Story #2 is really kind of funny, and I thank Wifey for pointing it out to me. StatCounter not only tells you how many folks show up to your space, it also records where they come from. [This is particularly handy for seeing if certain people who should have no business coming around still do.] And, if they used a search engine it will tell you what they searched for. So here, check this out. Try to see if you can find what Wifey and I found so funny about the search that took place when this person found their way to my blog...



Did you catch it? It had something to do with the combination of where the search originated and what they were searching for.

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So, for those of you too lazy to play along, here is where they were searching from -


And this is what they were searching for



That's right folks - someone from the extremely fundamentalist state of Iran was checking out images on the web of Hef's former girl toys...


Now that is funny stuff. At least to me. And that is all that matters.

Hope you're finding humor wherever you can-


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2 comments:

Hugeness said...

If only I had access to 78 different computers...

morninglight mama said...

I'm always interested in what you have to say! And I try my best to send some of my enormous audience your way, dear.

HA!