Like my friend, ddot, occasionally says, "I am not feeling it." Meaning I don't want to write today. So instead I will prattle on about a few things I have been thinking about concerning blogging. You know when I talk about blogging, I am reaching. For all of you disappointed, I will cheerfully refund your month's subscription.
I am consistently fascinating by the numbers of comments that certain blogs garner. In my opinion, the most comments I have ever seen are on ddot's blog. Case in point: last week, he posted a picture of a tennis shoe, and that entry collected more than 200 responses. I think my response was around 200.
~Deb is another blogger who gathers comments. Now, if you filter out the comments from women who want to date ~deb, there are still lots of comments. Someone the other day was amazed at 60 comments, and if I had not seen ddot's counts, I would have been amazed as well.
One of the first names that I really liked was ~deb's name. It is the tilde (~) in the front of her name. At first, I just thought it looked cool. Among other things, the tilde (~) sometimes signifies an individual user's Web site when housed on a server. I thought it was a clever reminder to us that this blog is ~deb's home. But the more I saw Ms. ~deb, the more I thought it sort of looked like the tale of a sperm, which is a little funny considering ~deb's decision to avoid sperm. Sort of makes me chuckle.
I have seen lots of people with part of the name muse. I so adore the word "muse." So fanciful and Greek to me.
Blogs to avoid
You know, there are some blogs I avoid simply because of the name of the individual. I do not have any blogs that I visit who are written by anyone with the name Leesa. It would be too confusing if I posted a comment. Whose comment is that, the author's or this chick named Leesa. I also avoid blogs where they aleady have a Leesa groupie. Identity confusion, I guess.
I get mail from people who read my drivel. Someone who somewhat scares me wrote me and told me some searches that come up with my blog. He said that others have accessed my blog from these real-life queries:
Google Search: tookus yiddish definition (to the blog entry: Cursing 101)
MSN Search: eating used panties (to the blog entry: Yummy Amber, Cheetos and Mr. President
Google Search: leesas stories (someone doesn't bookmark me, but looks me up on Google each and every day)
Google Search: mimeograph smell (to the blog entry: Mimeograph paper
Yahoo Search: swallow penis (to the blog entry: Penis is too much for Swedish sex exhibition
And he also informs me that by googling Leesa, my blog comes up with either the third or forth entry. Wow. And to think that someone nearly every day searches using "Leesa's stories" to reach my site.
I just scratch my head sometimes at the number of different types of searches that are used to get my site. And then I also wonder how this person knows how people get my site. And sometimes I just don't want to know.
I was pleased with my last Friday's post; sort of embarrassed by this one. Pardon my while I go pee. I have had two cups of coffee this morning.