I feel the need to comment on google’s search terms again. I also feel the need for speed, but that’s a different story that we won’t talk about right now.
As some of you know from this post, WordPress allows me to track the various search terms that ‘people’ enter into search engines to get to my blog. How this all works is some sort of high-tech magic that I understand on a general concept level. A search engine posts a list of links and summaries matching certain search terms. Those links, when a ‘person’ clicks on one of them, go to the site but also carry origination information with them. That means when wordpress tracks the visit to the site, it reads the associated search terms if they are tagged on the end of the search engine site (i.e., google.com/cheese+monkey+herders, though please note this is an example only and not the way the address would actually look). Pretty cool.
What’s even cooler is that in the past three days, someone has used the term ‘sedgehammer’ to find my blog on two separate occasions. It is not the first time this has happened. This can mean one of three things. First, my inevitable fame is growing! Not likely. Second, that the general English-writing public is losing even basic spelling abilities as we speak (aka, it’s a an herby plant, not a sledge). Third, someone has forgotten how to get to my blog again and starts typing in random things with ‘sedge’ in them. Dad – is this you?