I never Google myself. Only if I want to feel really terrible about myself would I do that.
The Blogiversary Week continues. After seeing which posts received the most hits yesterday, I was intrigued by what people were typing into their search engines that brought them to my site. One of my favorite perks of using WordPress is their Stat’s feature. It allows me to see the exact terms people are typing into their search.
Most of them were pretty straightforward, looking to find my specific blog or a recipe I had posted about. It turns out fellow Manhattanites love So Long Saloon’s Chipotle Raspberry & Black Bean Dip as much as I do, and a lot of them found their way to my blog to enjoy the copycat version of the recipe. For the most part, the searches were pretty normal, but some of them left me thinking “what the what!”
It turns out Slutty Brownies Made Easier more than deserved its #2 spot as the top posts last year, with search terms ranging from “EASY SLUTTY BROWNIE RECIPE” to “SLUTTY GIRL BROWNIES.” For those that were offended by the title, they even searched “OTHER NAMES FOR SLUTTY BROWNIES” and ended up here. Sorry folks, I didn’t give the brownies their title. I just made an easier version of the original. In all, there were 29 different search terms for slutty brownies linking them to my blog.
That wasn’t the only “slutty” term bringing the readers in. “SLUT BARBIE CAKE” turns out to be quite a popular search term, along with “DRUNK BARBIE CAKE.” My most popular edition of Sally’s Pins was one I did to prepare for an upcoming friend’s bachelorette party. Unfortunately, the Drunk Barbie Cake did not make its way to the party, but I am still increasing my stats one Barbie search term at a time.
By far the strangest search had to be for “ILLUSTRATIONS OF TOO MANY TAMALES.” This led people to a post I did on Ted’s Café Escondido and a weekend of dog sitting. I bet they were thoroughly impressed with my unique furniture arrangement and high tech photos taken from my old Samsung InTouch. You can tell by that post that this was a year of growth.
My Costumes of Halloweens Past post helped some people find their perfect costume. Turns out a lot of people are looking for a “GIRLS GONE WILD COSTUME.” This probably was not the case when someone searched for “GIANT BLOODY MARYS,” and they ended up with me in a Bloody Mary costume. Yeah, it is just not as good as the real thing. I have to admit, and I love a Giant Bloody Mary too.
One of the most embarrassing links has to be when I displayed my love of The Hunger Games series by dressing up as Katniss. So if you need a good laugh click here or simply type “HUNGER GAMES BOW” into google. That is my gift to you. The gift to me has been seeing all the wacky search terms readers use. I hope next year provides as many good laughs!
What the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever blogged about?