Odd Search Terms For Finding My Blog

I love the site stats that Wordpress provides. It tells me how people found my blog; Yahoo mail, another website, Twitter, etc.  It also shows the search terms people use and end up here. Most are pretty standard, but once in a while I'm taken by surprise.  Today was one of those days. The search term used was, "funny looking fat girls". I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. Once I figured out which emotion to go with, I chose laughter. Some terms I can understand. I get several hits a week for "husband birthday or husband birthday card." I know where that comes from. When I first started the blog I did a post, Husband Birthday Card Shopping Can Be Hard. I used an image from Google of a birthday card. It says "Husband" on it. So I can understand why they are directed here. That way other folks can steal the same image. Another big hitter was "Funny New Year" I don't think that I wrote anything particular interesting or amusing about the New Year. Yet somehow folks find my blog … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Posting Everyday For a Year? Yikes!

    WordPress sent out an email today that offered a challenge to the blogging community.  The challenge was to post once a day or once a week. I already post daily so I choose the daily challenge.  WordPress will be blogging about this challenge and offering tips for the coming year. How to Join: Signing up is simple – do the following: Post on your blog, right now, that you’re participating (You can grab a sample post from dailypost.wordpress.com) Use the tag postaday2011 or postaweek2011 in your posts (tips on tagging here) Go to dailypost.wordpress.com Subscribe to dailypost.wordpress.com- you’ll get reminders and inspirations every day to help you bring your full potential to your WordPress blog! I'm debating about hosting my blog on my own domain name for the coming year. There are pros and cons with this. One of the biggest pro is getting the Google widget for followers. I'm curious to see how many folks are stalking me. I would also be able to pretty up my … [Read more...]

~Bernie

I Have A New Obsession

I have a new obsession, as if i needed another one. However, this one is free, so that makes Mr. Bernie happy. Its all about him, don't you know? WordPress has a cool feature called, "Site Stats".  This handy little feature tells a blogger several different things. How many people have clicked on your blog, how they found you, if anyone clicked on a link you posted. The narcissist in me loves this! The most hits I had in one day was 96, the least was 31. Yesterday, a link I posted was clicked 5 times! That is so cool. Bloggers who have a huge following won't think that is so special, but for me I was dancing around my computer. Another obsession is finding new blogs. When I put in tags and get listed on WordPress, I go see who else has posted blogs with the same tags. I found a few cool blogs that way. A couple of these gals don't have many comments yet, so I make sure I go and leave a comment. I know it would make my day to know someone stumbled on me and liked my stuff. Now … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Moving Can Be Hard

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Setting up a Blog is harder than I thought.  On Blogger it was pretty much click and go. On WordPress it seems to be a bit more technical. Thank goodness for Mr. Bernie and his help. I keep whining at him to come figure things out for me. He just gives off a long sigh and trudges over to see what I might need help with.  It seems that everything I ask him about, the answer is no. I found a pretty, girly, pink theme I wanted to do. Yes, deep down I'm a 12-year-old girl who likes frilly pink things. None of the Themes on WordPress are pretty and pink. There is one, but it wasn't what I wanted. Time to whine, "Mr. Bernie, I need hellllppppp. How do I make my blog an explosion of pink with this Theme?"  Long deep sigh from the Mr. and he reads the help section and sighs some more. When he is done reading he informs me that I can't do that unless I host my site off of WordPress proper. Well damn it. Then I wanted to add Google Friend Connect and can't do that either.  *sigh* So, I have … [Read more...]

~Bernie