11.14.2007

How did you get here?

Since I do spend a little time looking at my referrals, I thought I’d share with you some of the ways that people get to What Canst Thou Say? (31,788 visits so far)

I’m the #9 link if you google “hip devotional” (Who knew?)
#18 for “robin”
#6 for “piecrust”
#5 for “floor cleaning on knees” (in Russia)
#2 for “simplicity is shunning superfluities”
#2 for “spiritually tired”
#1 for “my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night”
#1 for “take it to the Lord in prayer” (in the UK)
#1 on yahoo for “Dios es bueno siempre”
#1 and #2 for “convergent friends”

This survey was done yesterday; by now the algorithm may have changed things a little.

But now I'm curious. Many of the referrals just say "unknown" What brought you to this blog? Originally or today?

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Blogger Lovin' Life Liz said...

Originally--quakerquaker.org
Today--your comment on my blog :)

Thanks fo rthe comment! I hope to blog about it soon, trying to still gather the thoughts!

Today, I felt led to post in response to a training I went to and how I feel it is relevant to Quakerism!

11/14/2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Thanks Liz. I will come to read your post too. It's wonderful to read things by people I know that I don't see very often.

11/14/2007 11:09 PM  
Blogger MartinK said...

Well today I came in via Google Reader and your RSS feed. You've probably seen my post from a few years ago where I list bizarre search phrases that bring people to my site. In the past week I've started getting "sex for cash" and related phrases--I have got to be more sensible when giving funny titles to link posts like this one! Those are pretty good numbers, boy I wish I was in the top ten for my first name.
Martin (trying)

11/15/2007 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Nate Swift said...

Originally, somewhere I ran across the term "convergence" which struck a chord, and have been following up on that conversation since. I am wondering if you would get more responses for your information if there were some kind of "poll format" where readers couls just click a button. I don't know if this could be set up on the site.

11/16/2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Hi Martin, yes, I've seen your list. It makes me laugh. My referrals aren't nearly as wide ranging, or as funny.

Nate, I'm sure there is a way to set up a poll, but I'm not that serious about finding out that I would take the time and effort to do it. Really, just writing the blog is about my level of tech ability. I am satisfied with the anecdotal version of this "survey." Thank you for participating.

11/16/2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger Eileen Flanagan said...

The short answer is that I found you through Martin and his recommended links. I started to write a longer answer, though, and ended up making it a post on my own blog. Sorry, I don't know how to do a clean link in a comment.
http://imperfectserenity.blogspot.com/2007/11/blogging-dilemmas.html

11/16/2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Robin, I came today because from time-to-time I check Martin's del.icio.us links to see what's hot (since those take a few days to end up on QuakerQuaker). I clicked on yours because yesterday I was completely befuddled by the referrals I got from gawker.com yesterday. It was a post about how to 'test' new friends with uncomfortable situations (to see how they'll respond to, for instance, a change in plans or conflict). One suggestion was to ask them to take my "What Privilege Do You Have" 'test.'

Bizarre to be on a site dedicated to pop culture in NYC.

:-) Jeanne

11/20/2007 1:52 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Eileen, I appreciated your comment/post. The balance between publicity and authority and humility is tricky.

Jeanne, congratulations, I think.

Martin, if you're reading this, THANKS for sending so many people my way and for continuing to knit the Quaker blogosphere together.

11/20/2007 12:17 PM  
Blogger Kirstin said...

I got here, via Bloglines, from Another Unfinished Symphony.

She's in Maryland, you're in DC, and I'm an Episcopal seminarian in Berkeley. So, I threw a yo-yo all across the continent, and came back here. :-)

11/21/2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Kirstin said...

...oops, spelled the link wrong; it's here

11/21/2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Hi Kirstin! Welcome to my blog. Come back any time, and maybe we will meet in person one day. Sometimes Berkeley is very far away, and sometimes not.

I don't know the writer of Another Unfinished Symphony, but I'm glad to find two more religious women bloggers.

11/22/2007 12:39 AM  
Blogger MartinK said...

Jeanne: Robin's post didn't show up on QuakerQuaker since I didn't post it there. It's certainly interesting but it's more about blogging than Quakerism and so doesn't meet the QuakerQuaker guidelines. Good to know that both you and Eileen came in by my links though. I've been re-emphasizing them on my own blog at QuakerRanter, precisely because there are lots of interesting things out there that don't fit QQ.

Just as Eileen's comment here turned into its own post on her blog, I turned my runaway comment on her blog into its own post on QuakerRanter, Focused blogs and sidetrips!

11/23/2007 10:55 AM  

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