The poetry of search terms
I read a blog post today that made me laugh… it’s called Why Are You Here? and the blogger talks about what search terms brought people to her site. Most of them were rather rude (and a few were downright disturbing), although that has something to do with the titles of her blog posts. It’s a very funny post and I highly recommend that you read it.
Well it got me thinking, so I went and had a look at my blog statistics page. One of the sections tells me what search terms people have typed into their search engines that brought my site up in the results, and therefore brought them to my blog. No rude ones (although I did wonder what the person who typed ‘nacent tits’ [sic] was looking for), but it was interesting to see the things that people are searching for that bring up my site on google or whatever. The list struck me as strangely poetic and slightly surreal, I don’t know why. There was a sort of beauty in the snapshot image of those words, typed into a computer somewhere in the world by someone looking for information about some random thing. I like the fact that those phrases and inquiries found their echo (and hopefully sometimes their answer) in the blog that I created.
So I put them together into a sort of poem. A very odd poem. 😉 Personally the last line is my favourite – I’d love to know what on earth the story is behind that! So, many thanks to Christine Friesenhahn at her blog Texana’s Kitchen for inspiring me to think about what people google!
Each line is a complete and separate search term or string. I’ve changed nothing about the words and added only punctuation.
Searching for the Foraging Photographer
Wild strawberry plant at little river.
Ceanothus autumnal blue.
Turkey tails in trees.
Food for froglets.
Insect look like a dragon.
Glory of the snow buds
One is for Ramsey William Bond;
Twisty tree roots.
Foraging old mans beard.
How are bees the same as helicopters?
Pond life lime green eggs.
Milne Vienna Lucy
The stone is broken, whether intentionally or not I don’t know. I think the first name is Elsa.