Before I move on to what's really interesting, let me share what people have googled to find my blog:
- I had a threesome (I did... but not like that!)
- I slept with my brother (Nope... never did this one... but someone was seeking for validation on my blog apparently.)
- BYU gay find (If they're playing a game of hot and cold, I'd say, "warmer, warmer, but not there yet!")
- phyllo-wrapped brie recipe (I am better than a recipe book.)
- spring board diving (they're getting more than they bargained for...)
- cicada (they're getting less than they bargained for...)
Now on to why I'm famous and you're not. So I also keep track of pages visited. Of course, the page most frequently visited is http://singingcicada.blogspot.com, but then other pages spike when one of you, my wonderful friends and readers, reference one of my stories in your posts. It amuses me to no end to be able to see how many people are actually clicking over from your story to find out what I had to say about it first. Thank you.
Sometimes there are anomalies. Like today. For some reason, Family Slide Show was being viewed more than any other page (other than http://singingcicada.blogspot.com). This was strange to me since I have been keeping up on all of your blogs (even though I don't always comment) and I was sure that none of you had referenced this post recently.
So I went to my referrers page, which is another one of my favorites. I get to see where people link to my blog. For example, if people read something on Nemesis's blog and then link from hers to mine, Nemesis gets a referral point. The referral page also helps me tabulate how much I owe to whom for Christmas. If present value were to be based on referral value, Melyngoch would be receiving eleven pairs of fish net stockings from me. It baffles me that she's my top referrer since she's so new to the blogging world.
Normally, I recognize every name on the top referrers list. But today, there was an anomalous one: http://southporcupine.vianet.on.ca/html/lessonfour.html. This was interesting to me, since recently someone googled "South Porcupine" and found me. So I clicked the link. It is, by the way, the community of South Porcupine's official site. This particular link leads you to some "Internet lessons." It then explains what blogging is and says, "To see examples of blogs:" then you find the hyperlinked text, "A former resident of South Porcupine." It links to my Family Slide Show.
I'm still laughing about this. I have now become the blogging world's representative of South Porcupine. I now have a weighty responsibility. You, my readers also have a responsibility. That responsibility is to be sensitive to Canadians. No racist comments here, please. Let this post be a marker of our renewal of our committment to be culturally sensitive. Let diversity thrive. If not, I'll club you with my hockey stick and sic my pet pylon on you, you hoser.
(For those who would like to try out blogpatrol, too: http://blogpatrol.com/)