Because I tend to be nosy (just ask anyone) I occasionally check out who is visiting my blog.
I have traffic counters that tell me what city or country viewers come from and also how they got here. Such as links I posted, if they were just browsing Blogger, or if they typed in certain key words.
The most popular searchs that land people here are: "are mermaids real?" "real mermaids found" "photos (or videos) of real mermaids".
Yep, you read that right. REAL mermaids.
This is because I have a Disney post chronicling the Submarine Voyage at Disneyland and it features pictures of the "real" mermaids who used to sit in the lagoon and wave at the people as they passed by.
Apparently there are hundreds of people out there in Google Search-land that think there is proof of living mermaids right here on the internet. And the 5000+ hits on my blog post prove it.
But I also have other off the wall terms that have brought people to my little corner of the world.
Just from the last week I found the following items listed on the "how they got here" page:
The Future (of what and why was my blog ranked second on the search results? Do I know more than I think I do? Should I go and buy lottery tickets? I need to know!)
Spring break adventure stories nude (OK I did write a post titled "Spring Break Adventures" but nowhere did I include the word NUDE or any pictures featuring anyone or anything NUDE. I did go back and check it out though just to be sure)
If kids were cats (I'd need more litter boxes)
Summer pictures; love on the beach (I did post a whole bunch of summer beach pictures but it was more goofballs on the beach as opposed to love)
Weird but true facts about losing weight (lots of weird but true around here, but not much about losing weight... even though I am trying)
Flying Saucer Girl (Obviously they were looking for that picture of me in the sexy little astronaut uniform)
Japanese Porn (I have a entry entitled Sushi Porn, so I guess it's sort of the same thing)
My Pony My Friend (well alrighty then...)
Situations where you would never give up or never surrender (seriously.. I cant make this stuff up)
INDIen ceaf vilige Disney pic (not sure how Google got them routed around to the pictures of the Indian Village Disney Chiefs, but apparently they figured it out.. on the plus side, they DID spell Disney right)
Jeffrey plays video games (even though this is a well known fact, I am unclear as to the reasons behind this search)
Rear end accidents at autopia Disney Photos (I thought I destroyed all those... who told?)
The list could go on for quite a bit longer but as you can see there is no end to the off the wall things people search for. And for some reason some of those searches land people here. I hope some stay and have a look around, even if it wasn't what they were looking for... We enjoy the company!