So something fairly odd happened on the blog last week.
It was the end of the workday, so I whipped out my trusty little phone with my WordPress app and looked at my stats for the day.
Hmmm, says I had 730 views today! WHAT?? 730 views is not my usual day. Whoo hoo! Oh man. Now I’ve made it. Now I’m big time. Let the sponsorship dollars roll in! I’m pretty sure that Cinnabon will be first in line.
Oooooh, or Trader Joe’s Bacon Cheese Ranch Dip! Those guys should totally be plying me with free dip! I cannot wait to just start taking it off the shelves at my local Trader Joe’s and when one of those Hawaiian shirt-wearing hippies tries to stop me, I’m totally gonna pull a Reese Witherspoon and glare at them:
Poe: “Do you know my name?”
Trooper First Class Trader Joe: “No, I don’t need to know your name — right now.”
Poe: “You’re about to find out who I am.”
Trooper Trader Joe: “I am not worried about you ma’am. I already told you how things work.”
I almost quit my job right then and there.
But, I was still confused. Why would I have 730 views but only 58 visitors (which was also a slow day for my blog)?
Let’s dig around. It appears that there have been a large number of referrals from “search engines.”
OK, nothing really weird there. What were people searching for?
Ah yes. “Cat Shark.” Of course. 652 times.
They must have been looking for this video. And, honestly, I can’t blame them. It’s nothing short of cat video genius. I laughed my fool head off. What the hell is going on in this house? I’m so confused! Also: I love how the cat yawns at one point as if he’s so bored by the whole thing. Hilarious.
Oh Internet, you never fail me.