Friday, July 11, 2008

Not quite a Freaky Friday, but...

I used to do this almost weekly feature where I would discuss the odd Google searches that lead people to my blog. Mostly, they get here by mistake looking for nutritional info about Rudys and such. And there are still people looking for penis costumes and wondering if everyone is going to hell.

Anyway, with school and everything I said that I didn't have time to do the thing properly, and that I wouldn't be doing it again until the end of the semester. And then the end of the semester came and I didn't pick up where I left off. And now it's months later and I still haven't done it.

But I did get back to where I was just checking the tracker thing for fun, even if I wasn't going to write anything about it. I got a lot of traffic after that business of the convention closing, and recently people have come looking for Doctor Who scarves but probably didn't even find the post with the pictures of it, and a lot of people want to know how to get out of jury duty. Not that I can help anyone with that, but I hope that they were entertained at least.

So a while back I was looking at the tracking thing, and I found that some people came here cause they had problems with mice. So that totally made sense, after I had recently posted something about my own problems with mice. So I then clicked on the link to see if I was at the top of the Google list.

While I wasn't quite at the top, I was like third or forth. In fifth or sixth place was--Meg Cabot.

Meg Cabot. That's like Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and some other cool stuff. Meg Cabot.

Hey, Meg Cabot has a blog. So does Orson Scott Card. Hey, now I can not feel so bad about wasting my time on this blog, cause they have blogs too.

Of course, that's different with them, cause they are blogging AND getting their real writing done. My real writing hasn't been touched since maybe the spring of 2004.

Meg Cabot.

I think that's one of my goals in life. To look at a list of author's names and see my name above somebody like Meg Cabot. Only it wasn't supposed to be a list of blog posts, it was supposed to be a list of published books.

Okay, back to my usual stuff. And, no, I don't know how to unstick five gallon bucks.


The Diva's Thoughts said...

I haven't checked google searches for my blog lately.'ve inspired me to go check back....

dmarks said...

I don't know Meg Cabot's name (until now) but this does not surprise me about Orson Scot Card. I emailed with him a little bit 10 or so years ago, and he had what I thought was an extensive web presence then.

David Gerrold had a nice blog too, but by the time I discovered it, he was not doing much with it, and when I contacted him to buy stuff he was outright selling on his site, I got no response.

dmarks said...

And the buckets? Been there done that. When all else fails, and you are not so worried about the risk of cracking them in the process, heave the joined buckets on the ground and see if they get knocked apart.

The Absurdist said...

I need to check mine. Mine are always something disgusting though. I have no idea why????

I would love to read any book you write. Or a short story... Or a novella. Or a poem. Or a haiku??

laughingattheslut said...

I'll see what I can do. Won't be anytime soon, so don't hold your breath.

dmarks said...

Yes, I'd like to see something too once you find it, organize it, etc.

Reminds me that I have 100 or so pages of novel lost in Pennsylvania or somewhere, and need to get back at trying to find it again.