Sunday, February 7, 2010


For the eagle-eyed among you, you may have noticed the preponderance of search terms ending in "" Technically, (with the exception of the humbug searches) those weren't actually search terms but blog addresses. Specifically, they were the address of blogs that people came from to get to my blog, via Blogger's random jump feature. I thought I'd check them out, because, well, I'm bored.

Interestingly, the majority all seem to have something to do with reading or writing books. Book Chic, Red Roses for Authors, Under a Blood Red Sky, and Spoonreader are all book review blogs; none of the books are really my type (for what it's worth, Spoonreader comes closest), but to each their own. Sidney William's Journal, Field|Work, and Iron Caisson are blogs operated by published authors that I'm not incredibly jealous of at all, and The Writer's Edge is a blog focused on issues important to writers and aspiring writers. And to finish things off, we have the non-book related blog **Katiez Furry Mewz! (New bloggie!)** is a blog about a woman and her cats. Written in LOLcat. Which is kind of disturbing, but at the same time, I can't look away.

Are there any implications we can find from this random assortment? Well, I guess that, from this sample at least, we see that people aren't switching from print to electronic; their blog activities are supplemental (or maybe complementary) to their offline pursuits. Which, a decade or so into the blogging phenomenon, is a little like a "and is water wet?" kind of a conclusion, but there you go.

Later Days.

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