I write this blog completely for fun. When it's not fun (or life takes over), I stop posting. Every time I think I might never post again, I experience the need to overshare (where better than the internet?) about a certain recipe or meal or restaurant.
I'm not a huge stats-watcher, but the best part of visiting Google Analytics once every three or four months is that it will show me, among other things, the search terms people used to arrive at search results, and from those search results, pick a link to this blog. And there are some gems.
This year, three out of the top five search terms that lead people to this blog are Harry Potter-related. Thank you to EmM for that guest post on the Wizarding World. People continue to search for the Best Burger In Virginia. C'mon, you know where it is. And people are still wondering (with no answer from me) whether injera is kosher for Passover.
My usual Google strategy is pretty standard. Type in words related to what I'm looking for, often in no particular order (for example, "car harness labrador" or "kristen stewart bella wedding dress"). It's pretty cute how people type complete questions into search engines.* Such as:
how many calories are in a teaism soba noodle bento box
is injera kosher for passover (and variations)
ray's hellburger, metro accessible?: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Courthouse (walk downhill) or Rosslyn (walk uphill), and it's not far from either. Don't be a wimp.
where is hogwarts (and variations)
how to spend a good time with my boyfriend in dc (that's for another blog, ma' friend)
where can i buy sheepsmilk in chicago
who is ray of rays the steaks: Um, Michael Landrum?
why round challah at rosh hashanah: Symbolizes the year, which is cyclical and whole, starting anew at Rosh Hashanah
what bus takes you to comet ping pong: There's a site for that.
Search terms I can't explain include anything to do with Snooki and Brielle (I had breakfast in Brielle, but I wasn't giving out directions to Snooki's beach house, and furthermore, why do you want those!) and anything written in Russian (at least, I think it's Russian).
Thanks to Urbanspoon, All Over Albany, and Google for being my top three referring sites.
I'm looking forward to seeing you, however you got here, in 2012.
*Extra adorable to the people who include the question mark.