One of the advantages of switching to a WordPress-based website is that, with no technical understanding at all, I now have access to some interesting stats about my site and its visitors. I recently discovered that I can look up what terms people have typed into Google in order to find my little corner of the web.
I am naturally very pleased that so many people have discovered the site through some variant of “what makes a plot interesting”, although it speaks something of the depth of their writer’s block that these people have clicked through a fair few pages of results to find pigfender.com.
There are, of course, quite a few obvious ones in the list. “Pigfender” comes up a bit (alongside “Mrs Pigfender”, I’m pleased to note), as do all sorts of variants on “Scrivener”, “Scapple” and “Novel In A Day”. Some of my favourites, however, include…
“carl hiaasen writes with noise suppression”
Yes, yes I do. Thank you for noticing.
“is it wrong to eat meat bullet point”
Perhaps I should have made it clearer on that post that I made up absolutely everything I wrote.
“dinosaurs in jurassic park lessons”
I wonder if I’m quoted / ripped off in some High School essay somewhere? Cool.
“how to write a best selling romance”
Dammit! I knew I should have kept this formula to myself.
“attention span of a pig”
I love the fact that there are people out there who care about this issue. I also love the fact that if you search for it, I am the top result.
“a or an exciting opportunity”
Blimey, just how many pages must someone have gone through to find my site with this one. I gave up myself after dozens…