People ask me all the time where I come up with the topics for my blog posts. And my response is very simple and always the same: “I just wake up in the morning.” When I told y’all in my very first post that I was truly a “Magnet for Foolishness” and that my magnetification (this might not be a word) was effortless, I meant it. From the time my feet hit the ground in the morning till the time I finally kick them up in the evening (and, as I noted in a post a few weeks ago, even the time from the evening to the morning), I am bombarded with all kinds of what could only be described as sheer and utter foolishness.
So what’s funny to me is, as much foolishness as I attract naturally, there are actually some people who go searching for foolishness. This became evident to me as I started to monitor my blog’s statistics more closely. WordPress has this great feature where I can see how many views I have in a day, which posts were most viewed, and…get this….what terms people searched on that directed them to my blog. So, for example, if someone googles the phrase “magnet for foolishness”, Google decides to offer my blog as a good source to fulfill their query, and the searcher clicks on the link, it will show up in my statistics. To give you a small sample of my amusement/confusion/dumbfoundedness (this may be another non-word), see the partial screen shot below of my statistics from last week.
Pretty funny, huh? I thought so. But wait…it gets better (or worse, depending on how you look at it…)
I’m not sure which is more disturbing, the fact that people are searching on THESE terms or the fact that the search engines see fit to send them to MY blog. Either way, the foolishness continues!
Foolish readers, which post from the Magnet for Foolishness did you find MOST foolish? And what foolishness did you encounter in the past week? Share with me in the comments section.