Last week, a Muser, Parakeva, asked about which entries are the most popular here at The Bookshelf Muse. I don’t know about you, but I am always interested in what brings visitors here to the blog and what they find the most useful, so of course I couldn’t wait to post about this!
About hmm, October of last year, I signed up for Google Analytics, which is an excellent way to find out more about who visits your site, what they are looking for and how long they hang out. (There’s probably a bazillion other things it does too, but my technical skillz are right above ‘neanderthal’ so if you are interested in finding out more of it’s higher functions I suggest you go and check out their home page.)
Now, where were we? Ah yes…which entries are the most popular. 🙂
For the Setting thesaurus:
For the Emotion Thesaurus:
For the Color Thesaurus:
For the Shape Thesaurus:
For the Texture Thesaurus:
The top visited posts outside of these are:
The strangest things people searched for that lead them here:
Baloney smell (Uh, what?)
Row boat book shelf (we get lots of people looking for bookshelves!)
Wanting to please thesaurus (Hey, we’re not that kind of blog!)
8 months splotchy skin crying when eating (I never cry when I eat, honest.)
Are pine trees edible, smokable (What can I say? Wow!)
Aunt Edna’s dry ribs (Ummm, sounds good!)
Boardwalk stuffed snakes (My kids love these!)
Can an oxygen mask cause purple and dry cracked lips and tongue? (I have no idea!)
Mildew newspapers (recycle, recycle, recycle!)
Lung wort mulching (who names these plants, anyways?)
Lifeguard bathing suits for dogs (How humiliating!)
And finally…*drum roll*
I fantasize about my critique group partner (Is this the guy wanting to smoke pine trees, I wonder?)
Anyway, thank you Parakeva for asking the question. One more interesting tidbit–since October 2008, visitors from 57 different countries have stopped by! How neat is that?
I think stats can be fun! What about you?
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.