Lists. Google. Is it kismet?

I’m trying to figure out how to make sense of Google’s Hot Searches in the United States. What’s the big picture here? What does it all mean? What am I not learning? Why are we here? Here, as opposed to there.  Google has its finger on the pulse of the universe, but I’m just not getting it. Tell me what YOU think. All this randomness is taxing my brain.

Lindsay Lohan, 100,000+ searches. Can’t we all agree that we’re glad she’s not our daughter and move on? THIS GIRL NEEDS HELP. Haven’t we watched too many young people die too soon? There is no good end to this one. In my opinion–not that you asked for it–we should put all the same energy we’re obviously devoting to laughing (or crying) at LiLo into paying down our credit card debt with Rolling Jubilee.  Seriously, let’s help each other climb out of this financial quicksand.

Thursday Night Football, 100,000+ searches. Whatever.

Palestine, 50,000+ searches. OK, I guess there’s half the interest in global affairs as there is in whether Lindsay Lohan and her bloated, distorted face goes to jail again.

Powerball Winner, 1,000,000+ searches. We all wanted to know who it was and direct hate his way because our dreams were smashed into one million little pieces.

Zig Ziglar, 100,000+ searches. He was a motivational speaker. I guess on the day he died, his “alarm clock” didn’t ring. Google it, people.

I’m not interested in people who Google “lunar eclipse” so I’m gonna skip that one and move on to Jessica Simpson with 100,000+ searches. Is she pregnant again? Even I Googled that. I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to see those pix of her at the airport with her fiancé (get married already, would ya? What are you waiting for?) Is that loose shirt hiding a baby bump? What has become of me that I’ve stooped so far below my intellectual potential that I searched the series of photos to see if I could detect a baby bump. I really did.

I don’t know what it all means about the future of our country, but I’d hazard a guess that it means I have way too much free time on my hands.  Raise your hand if you know who Honey Boo Boo is. If you do, you’re worse off than I am.

P.S. And that’s the way to incorporate all of the top SEO words in one blog. Thank you, thank you very much.

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22 thoughts on “Lists. Google. Is it kismet?

  1. I heard someone speak on Book TV,(I listen so much,I forgot who, where and why, but…), they said that every time you hit a Google, Yahoo or whatever topic, it tells everyone what YOU like and what those who are ‘friends’ of yours like.He begged people to be more discerning in their ‘clicks’ because it was bringing down the cultural and intellectual level of what the searches were offering…see the damage you’ve done????(LOL!)

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  2. You re funny! I enjoyed your post and stopped by to thank you for the pingback… Yes, I know of Honey Bo Bo and have even watched her show. :lol: God help us all! :-)

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  3. Wow! Your way is much less abrasive than mine. I noticed many of the same search terms. When you say “that is the way to incorporate all the top SEO words in one blog post”-were you shaking your finger at me? I’m so shameless. Can we still be friends? I’ll be interested to see how this works for us. ;-)

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    • No!!!! The funny thing is that I read your post immediately AFTER I wrote mine and laughed to myself how we could have been on the same wavelength and then I thought Oh crap she’s way funnier and more irreverent than I am, and mine was just too tame. But I have these people who read my blog and I have constraints, if you know what i mean. We should prob collaborate on something, that’s what I think. But I curtsey to you for being WAY more out there. You are my hero and I love you even more, my blogBFF.

      On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 3:46 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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      • Oh go on! And I read yours and thought, Wow! She can do this with class, and didn’t even mention porn. This woman has style, with or without her vintage Valentino. Collaborating on something would really be a hoot. We’ll have to put our pretty heads together!

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  4. Seashells,I increased traffic to no end by just looking into other blogs of those who commented on other people’s blogs with me…I usually sought out those with whom I had something in common, but I have others that seem to have come out of nowhere. A lot of writers cook, too. (I’m talking about the cooking/entertaining blog; I haven’t put the effort into the shared one; I should.)
    I haven’t found it to be at all ‘competitive’ ; most bloggers also want more traffic and it is mutually beneficial.(If anyone acts snooty, dump ‘em.I have yet to encounter that, though.I have foregone my ‘fancy’ foods in order to teach and give confidence, yet I get all kinds of esoteric and gourmet foodie commentors and ‘Likes’; vegans check me out and are nice, even when I am heavy on the meat!)
    I have found incredible kindness among bloggers. I have people in from all over on that blog, including a Romanian writer, an Armenian writer/artist/animal activist, a couple of photographers and people who are outdoor, adventure junkies,(I can’t even climb steps well any more!)
    Of course, you get a number who ‘Like’ you just so you’ll ‘Like’ them back, and a number who drop out, (flash-in-the-pan),but you will find a number of interesting people out there and a rare few become real pals,(like us, huh?) I get people who comment back to me on their pages and some that message me, but all in all, it’s about ‘getting out there’, right?
    I got into all this because my niece dragged me off to a booksigning some years ago.The gal writes funny paranormal and I fell in love with her,(so to speak; she had her her husband there who was more attractive). I read an of hers interview online, (as book tours are getting rare these days). Since for some reason the authors work falls under “Romance”,I got in with the young darling romance writer wanna-be who had the blog and it kind of snowballed.(I was never a romance reader!) And one thing has led to another.My book-dreams have evolved into a blog.
    Get out there!

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    • Thank you for the pep talk! For the most part I’m satisfied with my progress; I’m a very very impatient girl. I love immediate gratification and I also hate to work! I had a vision of already being on all the talk shows with a huge advance from a major publishing house, a TV show, and a high budget movie, along with a clothing line and jewelry on QVC. Big dreams, that’s me and my fantasy land. Maybe I’ll turn that into a post. hee hee.

      On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 7:47 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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    • I’m only trying to learn how to play the game. I’m not much of a team player, more of a loner, so this is tough for me. Thank YOU for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I will check stats and see the results, but if I can’t make any $$ out of it all, I’m not sure of the point. Of my existence. Have a wonderful Dec. 1 !!!

      On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 7:58 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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  5. Fun! And now that porn has been mentioned in the comments, you’ll get even more hits!

    I get the most hits on “short review Macbeth Shakespeare” (and variants, including misspellings). So most readers of my blog are cheating on their homework.

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    • Wow, I know I did a lot of research at the library, I didn’t waste hours of my precious time on that stupid twitter, and that makes me think that I need to renegotiate with myself how much time I’ll allow myself to waste on unimportant things! Thank you, Petit Chocy, that’s a new year’s resolution!

      On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo

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