Not long after beginning this blog in August, 2008 I added a plug-in that tracks, among a number of things, the search engine searches that have led people to my website. As a way to celebrate the 6-month birthday of Moore Tokens, my dear friend, Amy, gave me the idea of listing some of the entertaining searches that have linked to my posts.
Of course one might expect “token” searches to arrive here at Moore Tokens, but who knew there were so many tokens to be had in the world? Here is just a sampling of the tokens for which people have been searching —
my brother my friend tokens
tokens for friends
handmade cardboard tokens
bear paw tokens
memory verse tokens
I really enjoy talking about home decorating, though I haven’t written any posts on this topic yet, which is why it is so interesting to see that people in search of home decor have arrived on my website. Searches: the entertainer ottoman; ninja throwing star drink coaster. I wish I had ninja throwing star drink coasters to compliment the numchuks I have on the wall above the couch flanking the 20×30 Chuck Norris portrait, but more on my home decor later.
Others that may have been disappointed by linking to the Moore Tokens site were, oh I don’t know, shopping for children’s gifts? Searches: 1st generation hungry hippo; stuffed shnitzel doll.
I can only imagine the tired, frustrated mother who is trying to teach her children discipline and responsibility. She buys a chore chart and gold star stickers, apprehensive about the new task at hand for her, but excited about a new learning opportunity for her children. Shortly after implementing the chart comes the bickering of who should do what chore and who’s turn is it to empty the dishwasher and why does my sister have to do soooo much less work than me?! It’s not fair! To the internet mom goes in search of wise counsel. She types in fairness among chores, clicks search, and desperately waits for Google to perform magic and suggest websites with answers. What a let down it must’ve been when she clicked on one of Google’s top suggestions which brought her to my post Fairness Among Siblings. The title sounds so promising, but eh, not so much…unless the lady is fond of cats that can single handedly supply enough fur to stuff four king-size down comforters.
Search: how long to wait to take a tub bath after. After what? After what?! I shutter at the thought of someone seeking medical advice stumbling on to my blog – not before I finish the online course to earn my “Certificate of Completion to Practice Medicine Online in a Personal Blog.” Hmmm, perhaps that search had nothing to do with medical advice. Perhaps the entire search was, “how long to wait to take a tub bath after accidentally soiling pants.” In which case, I’m happy to advise that person now to TAKE A BATH IMMEDIATELY. This person’s co-workers can only hope that he found answers sooner than later.
I am intrigued that someone out there searched for j shaped stomach, particularly since I was told recently that I have my very own notably j-shaped stomach. Are there many of us out there? If so, I think I see a new Facebook group in my future.
The hello kitty pajama butt hit tells me I need to rethink my fashion sense. The homemade christmas gift hit reminds me that I haven’t talked at all about craft projects on this site even though I’d like to. The dippin dots external factors, working at dq funny, and dq buster bar hits warn me that I might be talking too much about ice cream. The “if i were a doll” + not feeling hit just outright confuses me.
So if you’re shopping for rollaters, hunting for dinner party speeches, searching for Charles Stanley sermons, or trying to print a copy of a “find the praying mantis in this picture” worksheet activity, sorry, Google or Yahoo! seem to have misled you. But while you’re here, can I interest you in a friendly picture of a camel, a few words on my sweet husband, or some lovely thoughts on my backyard hydrangeas?