April 13, 2006

In Which a Lifetime Codependent Mourns the Missed

Am I the only blogger who frets over missed searches?

I don't mean fretting over search terms that have obviously missed. One I get all the time is, and I quote, "Lindsay Lohan nipple slip." I have one response to that:

HEY! WRONG BLOG! You want The Superficial! Now fuck the fuck off!

No, I mean the near misses. I mean those instances in which someone types in something that you recognize as being vaguely on a subject you once broached, but not exactly dealing with it.

Am I the only one who wants to reach out over the internets and scream, "Wait! WAIT! I know I didn't deliver exactly what you you were Googling for, but actually, your original and very-clever search term has given me new ideas that I'm ready to discuss now?"

Am I the only one who does this?

I am?


Posted by Ilyka at April 13, 2006 02:51 AM in i don't know you tell me

I don't look at my logs that often but since you asked, I looked. The search terms that hit a bullseye like "back spasms" weren't all that interesting when I posted about them. The ones that didn't hit anything like "Bush babies" and "love sac" don't keep me up at night.

Posted by: Rob at April 13, 2006 07:48 AM

Err... yes? I do backtrack some of the search referrals to see just what it was on my blog that actually gave them such an obscene result though. Does that count?

Posted by: Ith at April 13, 2006 01:19 PM

One of the search terms that most often lands people at Feministe is "fucktard." What do you think that means? And who is googling the word "fucktard"?

Posted by: Jill at April 14, 2006 03:30 PM