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Aug 1, 2013
You Found Me How??
[Friends don't let friends take photos with their husbands in pumpkin patches. Ever.]
Blog world is a funny thing, isn't it? We bloggers spend hours of our day, everyday, writing about the innermost workings of our lives...all on display for the world to read. Sometimes we write serious things, other times we write nonsense about the day to day drivel we encounter. We wait with bated breath after pressing "publish" for that first comment or pageview. And then the second. And the third. But what I hardly ever wonder is how these people even found my blog in the first place. Most of the time I assume it's just my usual readers and followers clicking on my posts. But that hardly accounts for my total daily pageviews. There are more of you out there! So, what stroke of chance brought them to my creative space that particular day? Were they looking for travel inspiration? Most of the time, yes. Were they looking for a yummy recipe? On occasion, sure. Were they there to see photos of my cute husband? Dear Lord, I hope not. There's a real shiner above if you did happen to be looking for one today (sorry, babe). But, what I do know is that readers from all around the world come to We Took the Road Less Traveled through various avenues and for a wide variety of reasons. Tuesday morning, I spent the better part of an hour riffling through the over 600+ search words and phrases that have lead people to my blog over the last 2 years. I know practically every blogger does this on occasion. And if you haven't, you should! It's quite the comical endeavor. Some of the search phrases I've come across really make me question the world. More specifically, the people in it. It also makes me question Google. Or maybe just people's Googling skills? You be the judge.
Top 10 Strangest Search Terms That Brought You Here
1| How can I put my picture on the Eiffel Tower?
I hate to brake it to ya, but I don't think you can...whoever you are. You can take a picture while standing ON the Eiffel Tower (like these), but good luck getting away with sticking a photo of yourself on the tower itself. Question is, why would you want to do that anyway?
2| Pros & cons of being a pilates instructor.
I have not, nor will I ever, take a pilates class. Much less know anything about teaching it. I'm about the least coordinated person in the world and am a certified walking pilates/yoga-tastrophe. But I can tell you the pros & cons of living in Germany? Were you maybe looking for that?
3|What spices are in Weber's Kickin' Chicken seasoning?
Well, according to the bottle that I currently have sitting in my spice rack, there's dehydrated onion, salt, dehydrated garlic, spices, red pepper, dehydrated orange peel, sugar, dehydrated red bell pepper, & paprika. Wanna use it in a recipe? I guess I'm your girl.
4| How to poop in a German toilet.
I can tell you all about our German toilet, but I cannot and will not tell you how to poop in it.
You've gotta figure that one out on your own, buddy.
5| I'm uncomfortable to talk in English in front of my family.
I'm uncomfortable speaking German in front of practically everyone, so we've all got problems, now don't we?
I mean, really. You blog about peeing your pants that ONE TIME and suddenly it's an everyday thing? No fair, people. That's the last time I share about my religious experiences with you guys. Geez. ;)
8| Japanese road puppy parts
Now, this is just disturbing. I honestly hope you didn't find what your were looking for, weirdo.
9|What is free on the Celebrity Refection cruise ship?
Nothing, that's what. But you should still go. Worth every not-free penny!
And my absolute favorite...
10|I need a good spell caster that can bring back my ex and my husband.
First of all, do I look like a witch or some kind of sorcerer to you? Far from it. The only spell I can cast for you is a good case of the the wanderlusts. Second of all, where did your ex and husband go? And why would you want to bring them BOTH back? Seems like a conflict of interest to me. You're asking for it, sister.
They're not award-winning per se, but my husband gave them 2 thumbs up! [Also, don't pay any attention to my lack of photog skills in that post. It was one of my first posts EVER on the blog, pre-DSLR.]
3| Best sausage ball recipe.
Yep. You've come to the right place. They're granny (and military) approved.
4| Worthy blogs.
Worth of what? Your reading time? Why, thank you. You keep reading, I'll keep writing. ;)
Have you ever checked what search terms and phrases bring people to your blog? What's the strangest one you've gotten?
Ok, can we talk about Robin Thicke real quick before I go? Good, because I was going to anyway. This song is my new favorite jam, y'all. It comes on at the gym and I'm simultaneously running and gyrating like a crazy person. If you haven't heard it before, just watch the video below and dance your heart out. I would have shared the actual music video, but there are quite a few boobies in it. Model boobies. It's such a strange video, but he's so alluring I'd probably watch him carve a watermelon just out of sheer curiosity. Regardless, boobies and my blog don't mix, so you get the Today Show live version, minus Pharrell. Honestly though, could Robin be any more suave and sexy? Sure, he was born to probably about the least sexy TV dad in the world aside from Danny Tanner (think Growing Pains), but my gosh does he have a voice and some serious moves. Not to mention that he's been with his wife since they were teenagers. A musician after my own heart! I own all of his CD's (the Evolution of Robin Thicke disk provides some wicked good make-out music, in case you were wondering) and will be promptly purchasing his new one on iTunes just as soon as I'm done busting a move in my living room. Enjoy!