Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pulp it up, KC

I finally figured out how to find the goofy search terms that have led people to my blog! I must say, this is the most fun I've had in days.

Most of the search terms aren't particularly interesting, admittedly. A lot of people are searching for various Shaws, or for free downloads of books I've mentioned or reviewed. (Actually, for my blog that would have to be "reviewed.") But there are many gems to be found among the boring.

For instance, someone in Australia searched for "pulp it up kc" and got my blog. Of course! And someone wanted to find out about "anthologies of awesome," to which I reply, anything I'm a part of, honey. Someone else found my blog by searching for "lack of ideas." I'm all over that, yes. I don't know what to say to the person looking for "word for out of control," because I can't think of it either.

I'm rather charmed at the search for "snowlamb," which I've only ever mentioned, I think, in the label "sleep little snowlamb." I use that label when I'm complaining about lack of sleep, and I made it up when I was running an acute sleep debt. That's why it makes no sense. I think I was thinking of "glow little glowworm." Maybe I'll write a story one day about a snowlamb, but it will be hard not to make it cloying.

But three search terms kept coming up over and over, from all over the world: horse story, horse stories, and write a horse story. I can't help but notice also, from time to time, that my LibraryThing list has a disproportionate number of YA books about horses on it. Maybe I have missed my calling here. Obviously I ought to be writing horse stories, and the general public agrees.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Pulp it up, horse-loving snowlamb!

Great stuff.

K.C. Shaw said...

I think my new favorite phrase is "pulp it up." It goes with everything!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I am almost scared of what people are looking for when they find my blog. I do like the word Snowlamb. It brings a very gentle image. Make it a Were-snowlamb and you have an artic killer.

K.C. Shaw said...

That would have to be a were-snowram. The were-snowlambs would just awwwww-how-cute you to death.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Your blog entry today made me smile. Thanks for that. After rushing to the hospital at one AM, getting little sleep and then 8 hours driving a truck loaded with gasoline (seriously, they put me behind the wheel with only two hours of sleep), worrying about the threat of contagious ailments...I needed a reason to smile.

I am SO #*%#$ glad this day is nearly over.

K.C. Shaw said...

Eek! I hope you have a much, much better day tomorrow! Sleep little snowlamb indeed! (Also, I hope you and yours are okay now.)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

How cool..."antho of awesome"...

My weirdest ones are related to smoking nyquil, although one day I got a bunch from North Korea looking for hardcore pr0n vids.

Catherine J Gardner said...

My blog attracts a lot of people trying to find out how to poison people. **Shudder**

K.C. Shaw said...

Jeremy--After I posted a few months ago about writing strong female characters, I had one persistent person from India find my blog from searching for "strong female butts" and the like. He must have been pretty desperate to find those butts if he clicked through to my blog.

Cate--Okay, that would creep me out totally. As long as you don't end up on an episode of CSI Liverpool, you're probably okay. :)

camillealexa said...

Hi-LARIOUS!

Pulp it up, KC.
Pulp it up!