Monday, April 9, 2012

Hibernation of Bears

So I'm always curious about how people find my blog.  Sometimes they arrive from the strangest keyword searches.  You'd think it would be something obvious like your name or your books but no.  It seems that last week's most popular keyword search was Hibernation of Bears.  Don't ask me why but apparently there were a lot of people needing information about bears last week.  And for reasons that are not entirely clear to me, they thought they'd find helpful information about bears on my blog.  Because I talk about bears a lot (insert sarcasm here). Oh, well. The more, the merrier, I've always said.

Other popular keyword searches have included Girl Power, Petunias, and my personal favorite, Funky Green Eyeglasses.

The world of blogging is indeed a strange and curious place.

14 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

Happy you mentioned this as I've wondered the same. About a year ago, I wrote a post about Okinawa (that I thought was bland and almost didn't post) but it's got thousands of hits. I'm clueless as to why.

Do you have a book coming out soon? hint hint

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some of the keywords that lead people to my blog I've never even used! What's up with that?

Angelina Rain said...

Hehe, I guess that means you must write something about bears!

I get odd searches too. About a year ago, I posted a short post about a haunted house that I used to live in. To this day that post gets the most attention. Many people search for haunted houses and stumble upon my blog.

Another popular search for me is hunky men. I used to do a segment every Friday where I used to post pictures of hot men. I still get visits for that.

Besides that, many of my searches (besides my name) are related to sex. I feel bad for the men searching for three-way porn or large (insert body part here) and finding their way to my blog instead. I don't know why I have those kinds of searches lead to me. I think that is due to many guest authors sharing an excerpt on my blog. As many of those authors write erotic romance they do share some of the words that get searched.

Murees Dupé said...

That is definitely the weirdest thing ever. At least you cannot say that your blogging life is ever boring. You see the strangest things on a regular basis.

Jean Davis said...

I'm often amused by this too. My most popular ones were posts I did on frogs, fairies, plot bunnies and cyborg weasels. An interesting search mix for sure.

Karen Walker said...

Liz, that's hilarious. I don't even know how to find out how people find my blog. Sigh!
Karen

Tracy Jo said...

Amen! Too funny. Have a great day, you Bear whisperer. Hehehe!

raelynbarclay said...

Ha! Guess it's time for you to write a bear post :)

Most of the search words bringing people to my blog make sense. But then I got search-bombed by a blogging friend and now those search words are all over the place, LOL. May have to do a post about that.

Daisy Carter said...

I've done a couple of Big Bang Theory / YA memes, and they get all kinds of hits! Love the green eyeglasses - i might have to search for something random later and see.

Jemi Fraser said...

Too funny! Most of my strange searches are connected to my clip art :)

Danette said...

Today somebody did a search for "witted mind" and apparently my blog came up in the suggestions. I did the same search and my blog wasn't in the suggestions. Google is a mystery since it uses analogues from their previous searches and somehow comes up with suggestions that fit their need. It's mind reading and sometimes not too well.

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm betting the bear hibernation thing is from someone up here wondering if it's still safe to put out your bird feeders (it's not -- the bears are WIDE awake and really, really hungry).

Re: searches -- I get more hits about voles than any other thing due to my problems with the Cunning Voles of Doom. :-)

Stephsco said...

Hi- Stopping by for the A to Z challenge.

So, did you write about bears at some point? Or mention a care bear? Who knows!

I blogged about the TV show Felicity, which is well over 10 years old now, and that was the source of the most hits for my blog, including "Felicity hair." haha

James Garcia Jr. said...

Just as long as they show up, right? Hi, Liz. I'm scratching my head over some of those, too. Girl Power, I totally get! ;)
I hope you're having a good week.

-Jimmy