So I like to stalk a few people on the internet. And sometimes they don’t post anything, and I have to resort to stalking myself. WordPress’ Blog Stats function is ideal for this. I can see exactly how many people look at each post, where they come from, what they click on, etc. Don’t worry, I’m not techie enough to figure out your IP addresses or anything … unless you comment I have no bloody idea who you are. So feel free to stalk – I know how much fun it is.
But anyway, I’ve noticed that a whole slew of people (meaning maybe 3 or 4 per day) come to this sight by searching for “thrifting.” So, I search for thrifting, and what do I see?
Here’s a close-up if you can’t see that very well:
I AM GOOGLE’S NUMBER TWO SOURCE ON THRIFTING. Second only to Wikipedia. First of all, that’s kind of sad. I don’t actually write much about thrifting. But still! Famous!
Let’s talk about the other first few items on Google’s list. Before now I had never heard of Thrifting in Oblivion. It looks like it certainly gives more thrifting information than I do, but … I don’t really dig it. Of course, this is after researching the site for a whole thirty seconds. So I may be wrong. But Come Thrifting With Me? Painfully Hip? Soule Mama? All blogs that I follow/worship.
As for the other search engines, I’m nowhere to be found on Yahoo or Bing (or at least not in the first 10 pages of results) and on the top of the second page of Ask.com. I can’t think of any other search engines off the top of my head.
This is a whole lot of bragging. I really don’t get that much traffic and am not that fabulous. I got an average of 16 hits per day in August. That’s not a whole lot. But seriously, this little boost in confidence couldn’t come at a better time (As evidenced by these pathetic tweets from last night).
So maybe I’ll become a little bit more internet-aware in my blogging. Find a happy medium between blogging for people I know (like I’ve been doing lately) and blogging for the search engines (like I started this blog doing) and blogging for myself (which, really, is the whole point).
Or, you know, I could focus my energies on the million actual real-life problems/tasks/decisons I’m in the middle of.
Also, yesterday one person came to my blog by clicking a link that I can’t find on this girl’s facebook page. I don’t know her, but we have 16 friends in common. I really really want to know exactly how/where/why I was linked to. If any of you have any ideas, let me know. Because I’m really into stalking myself.