A few days ago WordPress sent me a barrage of statistics about my blog in 2013.
Intriguing stuff. I discovered, for instance, that if each visitor was equal to a hydrogen atom, then I would not have had enough visitors to fill the Atlantic ocean with water. And that on 18 June I received 22.3 visitors in 18 seconds, 22.1 of them me.
More seriously, WordPress gave me the most popular discovery searches. These were:
1. blank square
2. jk rowling writing tips
3. adler gabriele 25
4. 12 blank squares
5. logline generator.
I’d like to explain, but somehow I can’t. ‘Blank square’? A block of nothing. Perhaps I bought some from Malcolm McLaren (he told me once, in a lecture, that his ambition was to sell…nothing.)
As for the others – well, I’m sure J K Rowling has some great writing tips to offer, but what you’ll find here is actually mine. I own an ‘Adler Gabrielle 25‘, and it’d work if I could find a Type 1 ribbon for it (go on, Google search…bet it will lead you back here…). I also wrote a logline generator.
But there was one search they didn’t mention – one that found my blog and which piqued me deeply. Of that, more tomorrow.
Meanwhile – what’s the weirdest search string that found your blog?
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Coming up: Regular writing posts resume this weekend, science geekery, humour and more.