Thursday, 17 March 2011

How did we get here?

Don't panic - I'm not studying anthropology, philosophy or started navel-gazing yet.  lol

BUT ............ I have been having a look at Blogger stats for my blog.    If you're not familiar with what I'm talking about have a look from your Blogger Dashboard at the Stats button.  I've never taken much notice of these before, but there is some cool data about how people get to your blog and when and where from.  Who knew?!?    Apparently the most popular search phrases that see people arriving at my blog are 'weaveline' or 'stitchery stabiliser' to this post,  'leannes house block of the month' to this post, 'a gardeners journal' to here, and 'shepherds bush stockings' to this post.  Now all of that makes perfect sense, but late last year I had a lot of people arrive over about 24 hours searching for 'lemonade stitch'  - they ended up on this post - which had absolutely nothing to do with lemonade stitch - whatever that actually is!  

And then there are the slightly dodgier searches like someone looking for 'farm girls in stockings' - thankfully you won't see me here in suspenders and stockings. lol   Seems there are a few people out there with a fascination for 'farm girls' - not sure what they're looking for exactly but this is probably not the blog for them(unless they enjoy stitching too of course!)
  
I'd love to hear some of the oddball searches that have seen someone visit you at your blog - sometimes it can be the beginning of a great friendship -  and sometimes you just wonder 'what on earth?'

Anyway that's all from me today, I've been doing a little stitching, but no pictures taken yet, I'm going to be out tomorrow night for Friday Night Sew In, so might try and get a bit finished up on Saturday instead. 

Almost forgot  - HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY! 

Take care, and as always happy stitching to you.........Nicky

12 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

always interests me how and why people con to our blogs........lol farm girls in stocking............I know one of the US girls changed the name of her blog due to the visitors she was getting with her blog name........it was innocent but she was getting some weird searches.........

shez said...

yes i have also had some strange sites and 1 was a porno site,i was horrified and took all my family pics off and changed my profile pic,my daughter said it was proberly the name of my blog (enjoyinglife) there are some sicko's out there.
I love your work Nicky you have been very busy.

Shiree said...

hmmm yes I looked thru my stats the other week and was really surprised at some of the search words used to find out...whatever. takes allsorts!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

What a shame there'll be no farm girls in stockings!!! LOL... that's a weird random one!!!

Marls said...

I have never used the stat button so it was interesting to see the stats especially where people visit from. Will check it more often now.
Nothing too weird there however.

Jeni said...

first time visit to your blog...... oh so pretty..........
my daughter live in Christchurch

suzitee said...

Ok...now I'm going to have to check this out!hee hee

Annie said...

I always get a kick out of seeing what search terms bring users to my blog. A lot of people search for 'coloring pages' or 'coloring book pages' and since my blog is called 'Annie Bebop's Coloring Book', they end up on my site. Not what they are looking for of course. I get hits for a lot of searches with 'Annie' in the phrase too that aren't what the searcher wants as well.

My biggest hits come from phrases with 'Altoid tins' , 'Cat biscornu', 'Suzy's Zoo' and 'scarflet'. At least the posts they get to that way are relevant.

Siobhan said...

Well, this is disappointing!! All this time I've been reading your blog, I was patiently waiting for those pictures of you to appear in your stockings. Instead I see pictures of quilts and stitching, and the occasional sheep. What's up with that?? ;) ROFLOL That is so funny, that somebody used that to search for your blog!! I am going to have to look to see what people do to get to mine. I am a bit weirded out at the moment because a woman I knew from back when our 21 year old kids were in playgroup together has found me through my blog and FB--but never friended me on FB, and she doesn't seem to be on there. I don't think she's a stitcher, so I can't figure out why she was on my blog. YIKES. Anyway, weird.

Love the stitching and quilts! The stockings are great.

Suzanne said...

Farm girls in stocking, I really had to laugh at that one!

I have found some very odd searches that have lead to my blog. The most disturbing one is "little 2yo girls". That's why I am very particular about the photos of the children I put on my blog, you never quite know what weirdos are out there.

Love all the quilt blocks and stockings, now that's what I call eye candy!

StitchCat said...

Its kind of interesting how people manage to find you. I think your stitching is adorable. I love the quilt blocks you do too. Thank you for your kind wishes too :)

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Oh those stats make you wonder somemtimes don't they. I recently had a search for a .......(Australian Designer who shall remain nameless)then the word naked!!!! I am sure this older lady would be horrified or else she is living a double life. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

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