Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Looks like I've been inflicting my thoughts on others via a blog for 2 YEARS! How did that happen?

My little blog has morphed over time into a main focus on genealogy (earlier posts were mostly observances on things happening in my life). And I would have to say, the coolest thing is when I feel like I've posted information that has helped someone else - that makes it all worth it!

However, based on my google analytics results, it looks like others are not just interested in genealogy when their search dumps them into my blog. It looks like lots of people are interested in....rubber pants.

Let me explain.

I was reviewing the search terms in my google analytics and found that after "random notes" (which is to be expected), the most often occuring search term was "rubber pants".

Apparently, this is all thanks to a posting I did back in January of 2009 talking about a foot brace I had to wear when I was a baby. One of the pictures I posted was of me laying there with a bottle, the foot brace on, and apparently (as my mother corrected me!) a PLASTIC diaper cover thingy over my cloth diaper. oy vey!

But in my text, I referred to it as "rubber pants", which I probably shouldn't refer to again because now more people will find my blog when searching for rubber pants. What exactly are they thinking they'll find? I doubt it's my picture, but nearly every single one of them clicks on the picture before leaving the blog.

So there is my service to humanity I guess!

Some other interesting search terms that have tricked people into seeing my blog because of strange references I've made in text:

1. turnip (? - well, I did post a picture once of a carved turnip)

2. monty python mr gumby (once I mentioned my brain hurting like Mr. Gumby the monty pyton character)

3. how accurate is urban dictionary (actually, very accurate in my opinion)

4. put her in charge (once I mentioned the little girl in Aliens, which is one of the best movies ever made EVER EVER)

5. he's standing on her foot (I posted a pic of my uncle and mom as children where's he's standing on her foot - but why would anyone do a search on this?)

6. postman's arse (?)

7. camelot richard harris eyeshadow (I'm so glad there's one other person in the world who noticed just how much eyeshadow he was wearing!!)


I have no one to blame but myself due to the tangents I go on sometimes!

Anyway, here's to a fun 2 years, and to many more! And also, a huge Thank You to everyone who reads my blog!!!!


  1. Happy Blogiversary! Reviewing search terms is always good for a laugh. #6 has me wondering. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happy Blogiversary to you! What interesting search terms to bring somebody to your blog... LOL

  3. Happy blogoversary! I'm laughin' ... Mr. Gumby ... rubber pants. I love a blog that's both educational and witty!

  4. Happy Blogiversary to you --- and many more! Really enjoy your blog.

    Now when it comes to the stats and search terms --- aghhh, I am a babe in the woods. Something I will probably need to figure out.

  5. I think I'm going to start saving some of the odd things people search and end up on my blog, too. Amy Coffin did the same thing just recently. Gosh, it's great for a laugh. You'll probably end up with people landing on your blog several times since you've mentioned rubber pants again. So funny.

    Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy your blog.

  6. Great article! Happy 2nd Blogiversary to you Leah! Looking forward to many more!

  7. Happy Blogiversary! Does it make me a bad blogger that I have no clue when my first blog was? LOL

    Oh, and rubber pants, rubber pants, rubber pants. Just trying to drive more views to your page. ;-)