WordPress gives me a very convenient view of what people have been searching for when they reach my blog. I think most readers are regulars; some come from sporadic programming.reddit.com spikes, but some come via search.
I feel sorry for some of these people, coming across my blog in the middle of their search must be like stepping on a rake whilst looking for the lost ball in the garden.
«Element Not Good For Monks» – ok, so the search is a bit wacky, but I’m sure I’m not the blog they’re looking for. There’s a Kryptonite for monks?
«quilting pattern flower uk» – Search engines have obviously decided on the basis of this post about purple things, and this one about multiplication in rings that I have something to do with flower quilting patterns. Sorry, no.
«multiplication table» – this is a relatively popular search term, it crops up a few times a week. Sufficiently popular that I’m thinking of creating a blog post for it.
«c++ matrix multiplication code» – close, but no cigar. Anyway, using Google to do your homework assignments is cheating.
«how to find sex of foetus in ultrasound» – it’s clear what they’re looking for and my blog doesn’t help them at all. If I had to guess I’d say you look for the willy.
«metroid 2 map» – Well, I suppose I do have a Metroid II map, but really it’s a celebration of how not to do mapping. Sorry, not very useful. Anyway, regardless of what I think about maps in video games, using somebody else’s map is clearly cheating.
«where is the colon» – umm… somewhere behind your belly button?
«most fragile part of the brain» – I have no idea, and I’m not just about to experiment to find out.