Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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The Eclectic Company - Waitin' on a New Adventure!!
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Reruns - Google Me This

It's Sunday again, and you know what THAT means!?! It's time for Sunday reruns!!! Thanks so much to Chari over at Happy to Design for hosting this meme, "Sunday Favorites".

Google Finds
(First posted 2/23/08)

I am fascinated with how random people find my blog. One way they do is by googling. My site meter makes it possible for me to trace a "google" hit on my blog back to the words or phrases googled. Here are some recent googles:

1) The straightforward "keetha broyles."
But what is less than straightforward is WHERE some of these googles originate - - - - places like Europe and Asia. Who in the world over there knows me????? Oh, maybe they can HEAR me that far away and followed the sound of my voice.

2) Googling one of my children - - -
I presume these are long lost classmates looking for them. KIDS: If it is Publisher's Clearing House trying to deliver $10 million - - - remember they found you through MY BLOG so you have to SHARE!!!! :-)

3) "There's a nip in the air definition"
"There's a Nip in the Air," was the title of one of my posts and some soul overseas googled to ferret out the meaning of the phrase. Hope my blog was enlightening!!!

4) "Purchase Folger's caramel groove."
Oh how fun THIS one is!!! That USED to be my favorite instant latte, fact which I mentioned in a post, until Folger's either quit making the stuff or at least stopped marketing it in MY area. I guess OTHERS out there in latte land are missing it too!!!!

5) "C-box communicator."
That's the fun little conversation aid that I have posted in the margin of my blog - - - thanks to blatantly STEALING the idea from Number One Daughter. I suppose that particular googler was wanting information on how to get a c-box of their own.

6) "PJ's inside out, spoon under pillow"
This is my personal runner-up as a favorite. It has been googled to my blog in some version or other more than ten times. I guess I'm not the ONLY person who heard that NPR story and googled to see what could be found.


Yes - - - they googled it in all caps. I wonder if they were "Robbie Hummel" wannabe's? (Fabulous Freshman Purdue BB player in case you don't recognize the name.) Whatever Hummel wannabe's they were, they came to MY blog because I had a title "Retirement WANNABE'S" and JoEllen HUMMEL left a comment on that post!!!! (That time the caps are just to indicate the google link)

Fun Stuff.

How did YOU find my blog?



Iowa Sunshine said...

although it was recent, i have no idea! i think you commented on another blog i read and i checked out your digs :). must have been good -- hehe. you sold me on taking pics of the bears!

Anitra Cameron said...

Lol! I have a diary on a different website from my current blog and used to check the Google stats for that one a lot. A favorite was "X-rated Mother's Day Cards." I mean, "HUH?!" Why on earth would that lead anyone to my diary? Too funny.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh my gosh,'s been so long ago...I don't remember how I found your blog! Actually, I think you found me! Hehe! Whatever the case...I'm so glad that we found each other...hehe! I just love this blog post! How very interesting...I never thought that anything I write on my blog...might be googled! I loved reading the list of things that have been googled and your blog came up! Very, very interesting and sooo fun! Thanks for sharing with I'm going to go and check my site meter and see if anyone has visited via google!

I just read your sweet note. So ya'll are heading out very early in the morning for Indiana! Are you ready to be home? I love vacationing...taking a trip but it always feels good to be back in my own sweet bed! Hehe! Have a safe trip, sweet friend...I'll talk with you later!

You and your sweet family have a Happy 4th of July!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cherry Chick said...

Oh, how funny! I need to pay closer attention to my Google Analytics.
I'm pretty sure I found you via Chari's Sunday Favorites.
Thanks for the smiles and for sharing,again.
♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.very much.*.•♥

Lori E said...

Oh my, I don't think I want to know what Google searches bring people by my site.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I found you through Leigh, I think, but you're family now :)

I really need to get those stats on my blog. I have no idea how people find me.

Diann said...

It does crack me up how people stumble to my blog through some weird Google search.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

Ann in the UP said...

Easy peasy. I found you because you comment on The Goat. And made me laugh....

Angie said...

Keetha me dear I haven't a clue how I came by your blog - someone else's reading list probably. I'm always doing that. Tell you what though, I didn't know my googling was traceable! Interesting, hmmm.....

I'm glad I found you somehow though because your offerings range through the week from a little titter to a great belly-laugh.