Search

One of the great joys of blogging (besides instant internet fame and mad dollars) is seeing all the happy accidents that result in strangers landing on your blog.

For example, I have somehow ingratiated myself with a circle of craigslist communities in cities from Birmingham, AL to Tucson, AZ. Apparently, a post I wrote about the OkTrends data on body image and sex drive answered the age-old question: “Why do black dudes love fatties?” The post has been linked to on several dozen craigslist message boards. Thanks for the traffic, guys, but I doubt I have what you’re looking for.

Similarly, I often wonder how search engines correlate crazy terms with my posts. “Man who picked up beer cans with his scrotum” was a particularly egregious example. I don’t even have a post with the word “scrotum” in it at all.

The searcher looking for “girls dressed like hookers” was probably not very excited when he found the post I wrote about Caitlin Flanagan’s WSJ article. And the searcher who typed “how could i get my friend to show me his penis” was probably not thrilled when Matty’s guest post popped up.

The declaritive search terms are the best, like “Fiercely real is a joke Tyra.” Why yes, yes it is. Or the astute observational search term, like “people really don’t fuck like in porn.” You’re kidding!

Related Post: One of my favorite examples of searching gone awry.

Related Post: Lists I never thought I’d be on.

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