One of the things I like most about publishing a blog through WordPress is the wonderful array of stats that throws out for me to view. One of these is the list of things people were searching for when they arrived at this site. Its quite curious, though often a bit worrying, and yesterday was no different, so lets take a look…
graham’s grumbles comes up 3 times, which isn’t unusual, and I often wonder who these people are who remember my blog by its name when they come to visit; am I building a brand? I flatter myself!!!
york graham martin: (btw, no idea why they’re always lower case, but hey) it’s nice to know someone cares about me… hope its not a bunch of cops trying to connect me with anything like…
climate camp heathrow makes an appearance, which is cool, except maybe I should be careful or I might just get a mention on that wonderful injunction that BAA are so wonderfully screwing up.
“how would scottish independence effect e”: The one problem with the stats is the cut off that means I don’t know the crucial word. Its amazing how often Scottish Independence comes up, though. Further down the list is, no surprises, scottish independence debate.
how old is facebook – well, I can’t quite remember, and I don’t think I’ve ever reported the exact age of Facebook on this site. But what is interesting is the extent to which the social networking revolution and the Facebook element thereof has taken over this blog. Apologies to all none FB-using readers.
is shisha straightedge – I don’t know! What I can say is that personal freedom is not what I set out to write about, even if it seems all I write about some weeks.
bnp york is perhaps the most interesting recurring theme. During the council election period, I was getting this one maybe 5 times a day, often making it the only one I saw. I think I should possibly have made more of this: people who denied anyone was interested in the BNP in York should have seen my blog stats when the combination of similar search terms made up over half the searches a day.
But last of all, and perhaps more scary than anything else I’ve ever seen in the list, is this entry, which I presume has something to do with my writings on anti-slavery campaigns: straight male slave required. Or maybe someone stole my blog and wrote a post or two when I was gone, though I dread to thing what they would have written to get the above sort of attention.
Anyhow, that’s the list for yesterday, and sure it was a particularly interesting day (and not necessarily all in a positive way). Its useful to know what people want to read about, but I guess at the same time its probably better if I don’t just write about those things, after all, this is meant to be what I’m grumbling about, not what I think others want to hear grumbles on.
Footnote: I should point out that, AFAIK, this doesn’t include the things people were searching for while using a decent XSS blocker to stop Google spying on them, and whilst its nice to know what people want, its about time everyone used something like NoScript to prevent the unnecessary spying and ad-shoving they receive while online.
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