Tuesday, December 04, 2007

You've been googled ...

A couple of weeks ago, Robin of A Bumble Bee Garden suggested that people post about the weird and wonderful queries that people enter into Google to end up on their blogs. I've had a look at mine and most of them are a bit predictable - balcony garden or balcony gardening obviously tops the list, with balkony plants as a variation. On Google that would have merited a snooty Do you mean ...? but in fact it came from Yahoo! who have obviously just given up on expecting the world to spell correctly and simply sigh resignedly as they tell you We have included balcony plants results ...

Some of the queries did link straight to posts I could identify. A lot of people seem to be searching for the book
Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-Time at the moment, which I wrote about last January. (A super book - put it on your wish list for Christmas if you've not already read it.) I was also pleased to be able to help the person who googled What would bury a chicken egg in my garden? I know that one - it's a fox.

Not surprisingly, given the time of year, a lot of people are currently searching for Christmas Quiz, and ending up at
the quiz I did last year. I was slightly puzzled by the person who wanted a Christmas Quiz for Older People. Since then I've been racking my brains to try and think of suitable Christmas questions for the over fifties. What's the worst weather for Father Christmas' arthritis? perhaps. Rain, dear. ... And talking of Christmas Quizzes, I've decided that the Balcony Garden Christmas Quiz should become a tradition, so watch this space. But don't think you're going to get away with the easy-peasey questions we had last year. I've got some goodies up my sleeve for this one ...

Back to the search engines. Without doubt the best query of all was from someone who wanted Sex in the beatiful grden (sic). Whaat? if you tried having sex on my balcony you'd find yourself performing to an audience of the three hundred or so people who live in the block directly opposite. I puzzled about this one for a bit - but yes, I then realised I had written about sex. I wonder if the person who googled was really interested in
the mating habits of the leopard slug ...

4 comments:

Kris at Blithewold said...

hee-hee, ho ho! (I'd say I LOLed all over the place but I don't usually say LOL if I can at all help it) May I pass your old folks joke along to the geezer in my family? He'll immediately want to claim it for his very own...

Sue Swift said...

It's all his, Kris. Saves me the embarassment of having to admit to inventing it ... :)

MrBrownThumb said...

Apparently a lot of people suffer from some serious thumb injuries.

I hope the people who search looking for why their thumb is turning green go to a hospital.

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Hah - It seems a common thread among Google searcher is sex, sex, sex. There, said it. You'll get TONS of traffic now!

--Robin (Bumblebee)

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