Sunday, February 19, 2012


Ever feel irrelevant? And cranky about that? Well, try being a middle-aged blogger and checking the search terms people have used that sent them to your blog. (I am actually not at all cranky, though quite a bit middle-aged. I am just feeling guilty again about 1) not having very many Cranky Doodle Days in my "eight days a week" blog project and 2) being a super slattern [in the sense of lazy and untidy] for not having posted on Slattern Day in the blog.)

Hence, a list of said search terms:

bead trees new orleans
empty grocery store shelves
mother bug lice pictures
1940s short jacket
brain criminal
dove soap
iodine gas
little red hen
frigate bird
oklahoma fault lines

&, of course,



Emily said...

Funny search terms crack me up.

Kathleen said...

Me, too, Emily!! Also, the "prove you're not a robot" terms often crack me up.

Hannah Stephenson said...

I'm bad at proving I'm not a robot :).

If anything, those search term prove that you are MORE relevant :).

Kathleen said...

So am I, Hannah. I often have to prove I am not a robot more than once.

Maureen said...

Well, I do like "thor" stuck in there. And hits on "hedgehog" are bound to drive your numbers up.

Kathleen said...

Thor is always relevant, right, Maureen?! And I actually celebrate Thor's Day!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Ha! You will never guess what search term brought someone to my blog today...

porno poetry submissions

Yes, porno poetry submissions. I couldn't stop laughing.

seana said...

Not doing your blog on slattern's day is the perfect slattern's day non-activity.

I haven't really looked or even figured out how people get to my blogs, although I do now believe you about hedgehog...

Actually one post I did about scuppernongs does I think get more than its fair share of hits because it turns out that students reading To Kill a Mockingbird often have to find the definition of one for a paper or something. Or at least that's my impression from what one kid who was kind enough to comment told me was his or her reason.

Kathleen said...

Oh, Karen, I am glad to know this, and now I am laughing, too!

Seana, this is great--I love the word "scuppernong," and I love knowing that kids come to your blog for it. Somewhere (school library cake walk? used bookstore?) I picked up the novel-in-poems book Judy Scuppernong, by Brenda Seabrooke, for my daughter. I am looking at it now. Pink cover, image of a girl, in black and white, painting her toenails red....

Kim said...

That's great! My list included "Oscar Meyer Truck" and "contented women." The other thing that cracks me up about commenting is that I am asked to "choose an identity."

Kathleen said...

Oooh, I see a whole new blog entry arising from that! Chosen Identities.

Is it OK that I often choose Kim J. Kimmel as your identity??

Collagemama said...

I'm having a lot of trouble proving I'm not a robot. I would like to prove I am not a obsessive/compulsive neat-freak... or a naked mole rat... or the sort of person who litters along Our Nation's Highways... or a super PAC... or a middle-schooler who brings a can of Cheez-Whiz for lunch... or the evil being who invented Capri Sun "juice" drink pouches... or a lima bean...

Cathy said...

I would be honored to have somebody find me by searching "brain criminal"! "Porno poetry submissions" isn't half bad either. The searches that find my website are usually things like "Maneki Neko" and "Kwan Yin."

Kathleen said...

I think I used to be a lima bean!

Ah, search term envy! I think I am going to Google that, Cathy!