Nutty Search Engine Results (on my WP Stats Page!)

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If you’re familiar with my blog, consider whether the phrase “headless horsman [no e!] nude” should match anything in my WordPress blog. (I added the [no e!] part myself to emphasize that I do know how to spell the word correctly.)

Well, I was checking the search engine results on my site stats page at WordPress, and that was one of the search engine terms that someone used and not only found my blog in the search results, but even clicked on it.

I’m afraid if the searcher was looking for anything “nude,” they must have been gravely disappointed. (Of course, now I’ve used that word twice in this post. I hope I haven’t created any future disappointments.)

The funny part, to me, is that the search term misspelled “horseman,” has another word that totally doesn’t apply to my blog, and still pulled up my blog in the results (and there were only three words in the search).

Curious, I went to Google and tried this search myself. I was persistent enough to find my blog on page 9 of the results. However, I deliberately didn’t click my search result: Since the result clearly isn’t relevant, I didn’t want Google to get any crazy ideas. (Well, now if everyone reading this blog post does this, I guess I’ll be responsible for creating mayhem after all…)

Ordinarily, the search terms make sense. For example, I see search terms like “image compression Word,” which actually is a topic of one of my posts.

Have you figured out which of my previous posts might be a search result for “headless horsman nude,” (remember, there was no ‘e’ in “horseman”)? It was the post on Lyndhurst Castle, from when I attended a wedding in Tarrytown, New York. (I hope this silly post doesn’t start showing up in the “Lyndhurst Castle” search results now. If it does, I guess they can always click on the link below to my other post.)

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/photos-from-lyndhurst-castle-in-tarrytown-new-york-sleepy-hollow/

I reread the post, but don’t see any e-less horsemen… You can see the rear end of the statue in the foreground of one of the castle images, but I don’t believe I used the word “nude” anywhere…

Good grief! 🙂

A WordPress Wish to You

All you great WordPress bloggers out there:

If you haven’t already been Freshly Pressed,

I hope your chance comes soon. 🙂

I see many very deserving posts everyday

(In my humble little opinion),

And enjoy reading them.

May you continue to make WordPress

A most wonderful blogging community.

Freshly Pressed: Thank You, WordPress!

Thank you for including my recent post, “Once Upon a Time,” in Freshly Pressed. (First time!)

Thank you for the kind words you wrote in your email notifying me that I was being Freshly Pressed. (Even made specific comments!)

Thank you to all of my followers. (Your support is awesome!)

Thank you for every Like. (Each one brings a smile!)

Thank you just for viewing a post. (Each view is much appreciated.)

Thank you, great bloggers. (I enjoy reading your posts.)

Thank you to the entire WordPress community. (You help make this the best website there is.)

Thank you, WordPress, for providing this very positive website and founding this wonderful community. (I love it!)

🙂

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It’s a Smaller World Thanks to Blogging

Small World Pic

You can wake up in the morning and read a poem that was just posted in New Zealand.

You can post a picture and receive a Like from someone in Sweden.

You can Follow a poetry blog maintained in China.

You can comment on an essay prepared in Turkey.

You can translate an article that was written in French.

You can receive an email from someone in Peru.

You can check your stats and discover countries you had never heard of before.

You can discover recent news from the Middle East.

You can share a link with people in Ireland.

You can see how many Views your blog has from Mexico.

We are so far away in person, yet so close online.

We have differences, yet there is so much that we share.

We are brought together through our blogs and common interests.

It’s a smaller world thanks to blogging. 🙂

PHOTO CREDITS: The photo of the earth is from NASA’s image gallery. See NASA’s image use guidelines. NASA did not participate in the writing or posting of this article. The text that was added to the image was added by Chris McMullen. But please feel free to spread this message. 🙂

Blogging Style

Checking out one another’s blogs, we see that we have unique blogging styles. Some bloggers have a very clear blogging brand. Do you recognize some bloggers just from a glimpse of the heading and picture, without having to check out the photo or name to see who posted it? These bloggers have already established a recurring theme, such that all of their posts look similar.

Have you ever visited a blog where a quick inspection of the homepage tells you precisely what the blogger does besides blogging? Sometimes, it’s obvious that a blogger has a hobby of photographing landscapes or that the blogger loves to write children’s books, yet there is no advertisement. These bloggers have developed themes that clearly match their passions.

Are there any bloggers where you know in advance what to expect from their posts? Maybe they always post poems, quotes, jokes, or essays. These bloggers have achieved a brand through consistency.

Do you know any bloggers who show variety in their posts and often surprise you? Their creativity might arouse your curiosity.

With every award nomination, bloggers post a list of other blogs that they like. I would like to thank those of you who have nominated my humble blog. Awards might not be my thing, but I was thinking, I can still share some blogs that I like. It shouldn’t take an award to get us to acknowledge some other blogs and what we like about them, right?

There are many blogs that I like, and thousands of good ones that I have yet to discover. Please allow me to highlight a few that exemplify a variety of blogging styles (since that is that theme of this post), and please don’t be offended if I didn’t mention your blog. Chances are that I really like your blog, too, even if it’s not on this list (and if I’m a follower or occasionally like your posts, that is, in fact, the case – because I only like and follow when I truly like the blog).

There are also a few blogs that look very nice, but which I don’t choose to like or follow because they primarily involve a topic, sometimes controversial or adult-oriented, which I generally don’t read. It’s not because I dislike these blogs, they just don’t happen to coincide with my interests. I hope you understand. I always check out the blog of anyone who checks out my blog.

Again, this is not a contest where I’m ranking my favorite blogs. I picked a few blogs that happen to represent varied styles. If your blog isn’t on this list, it’s not because I don’t enjoy it very much and it’s not because it’s not among my favorites.

(1) I recently discovered Ashley Bollinger’s blog. Check out the consistency in the style of headings that she uses on her homepage. One of her recent posts includes tips for better blogging.

http://ashleybollinger.wordpress.com/

(2) Robert’s blog consistently features some cool geometric objects.

http://robertlovespi.wordpress.com/

(3) There are several poetry blogs that I follow where the artwork and poetry are both amazing (in my humble opinion). For example, look for one of the poems posted on Keli’s blog to see powerful emotions correlated between the image and the poem.

http://kelihasablog.wordpress.com/

(4) Julie Farrell has a very positive blog. The internet and world can certainly benefit from more people spreading positivity like this.

http://youaresunshine.wordpress.com/

(5) Nhan-Fiction often posts little motivational statements that can help provide some needed inspiration.

http://nhanfiction.com/

(6) Natalia Marks features nice photography. She often has a picture of the day.

http://nataliamaks.wordpress.com/

(7) Mandy Eve Barnett usually starts out with a definition, which gives her style a little signature.

http://mandyevebarnett.com/

There are many other blogs that I regularly enjoy, too. Remember, my goal was to show some variety, not to list all of my favorites.