Saturday, March 22, 2008

Adventures In Blogging

Lots of interesting things.

First, if you come to a site that has a picture of a hot mermaid drinking evian, don't be fooled. There is no such thing as evian-drinking mermaids. I bet that was photoshopped. Because mermaids drink motor oil. Ask them. They'll tell you.

Second, my cyber-friend Kim at recently turned me onto I installed it on both my blogs that very day and ever since then I have had the enjoyment of discovering where my readers are located (and also how they ended up here in my little corner of cyberspace if they do not actually know me). I know for instance, that a lot of people come here from Or maybe Kelly's just obsessed with me. I am rather stunning. I also know that I have readers in Minneapolis, New Jersey, Washington state, L.A., the University of New Mexico, the Northeastern states, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Ohio, Germany (!), and just recently, a reader in South Africa came to my book blog. Having access to this information totally entertains me. (And also scares the crap out of me, so Valenzoo, please don't leave your opinion on the implications of this, because I can already guess it and I totally agree with you. I may not have read that book, but I read the cliff notes when you were reading it.)

Well, the oddest things I find out are almost always how random internet surfers end up here through google searches. The other day, someone came here to the first Hocker Ooze page. They had used "comic loogie" as their search words on google. That is sad enough, but what I found mind-numbingly pitiable was that when I quickly skimmed through THE FIRST 50 PAGES of results under that search, A Bunch Without Alice/ never came up. This means that-

Someone searched for loogies, and after sifting through a MINIMUM of 51 pages of results, clicked on a link to the Hocker Ooze page. I cannot imagine how many hours of searching through sites describing, depicting, and honoring loogies this would have taken. Just to scroll as fast as I could through the first 50 pages of results took me the better part of 15 minutes. (Yes, I AM pathetic. But at least I can rest assured that I'm not as pathetic as THAT guy. And I can also pretty safely assume none of you are either.)


Kelly said...

Obsessed huh? Aren't you the one sporting my blog address on YOUR page? ;)

Kelly said...

Thanks for the compliment of "hotness"...I rather like my figure...or...fin in that pic too. And about the type of beverage I drink...I had no idea why my tongue was covered in slick sludge.

Tiercy said...

I love little trivia information like this too. I unfortunately would never find you through a google search, because if it's not on the first 2 pages, I try again. I am glad I found you through other means.