How Not To Find My Blog (2011)

Google is a wonderful and strange thing. The term ‘to Google’ has long been a part of my vocabulary. In fact I probably use Google between 5-10 times a day. And although the search engine is pretty good at sending people where they need to go for information, it’s not always as accurate as it could be.

On this day last year I celebrated the year gone with my first ‘How Not To Find My Blog’ post, where I joyed in (and puzzled over) all the random search terms that have brought people to my blog. Inspired by a similar post over on Allen and Unwin’s blog I thought I’d mark another blogging year with a similar round up. So here is a guide of how not to find my blog using Google (even though some very disappointed people did)*:

Random Searches:

  • in the name of the dog dig (ok)
  • fatten up your face (really?)
  • “what kind of katherine are you” (the confused kind)
  • funny pancake (mmm … I do like pancakes)
  • gum boots pee (um, no. But I had plenty of gumboot mud at Woodford)
  • lessonful quotes (yup, I am full of those)
  • peanut exclamation (sounds delicious)
  • alcohol mind map (I don’t recommend this – it doesn’t make for sensible mind-mapping) 
  • pippa’s embarrassment (Julie – a new title, perhaps? There’s demand!)
  • aristotle poetics drama (this makes my blog appear more intelligent than it is)
Searches About Illustrating:
  • hot chocolate illustration (do I have an obsession with HC? Yes. Do I illustrate them? No)
  • a sketch of a rabbit held up (held up? With a gun? Who would do that to a little bunny..?)
Searches About Rabbits:
  • my dreams if i become a rabbit (would be AWESOME)
  • oil kathrines rabbits (now that’s just creepy)
  • rabbits travel through time (brilliant!)
  • squishing rabbits (so I can see how this brought them here, but I don’t condone this. At all)
  • angry rabbit (maybe a direct result of the above)
  • daddy cought a rabbit and thought it was a pup (well love, your daddy ain’t right)
  • rabbit by jk rowling (I’ve had LOTS of hits from this. Go JK!)
  • book where child eats a rabbit (ew…)
Bring on 2012. Bring on another year of random search terms. Google away my pretties!

* As irony would have it, me blogging about these search terms now actually makes it MORE likely someone will find my blog using them…

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7 Responses to “How Not To Find My Blog (2011)”


  1. 1 Julie Nickerson January 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    See, if you hadn’t told embarrassing stories about me at the first Pippa launch, that wouldn’t have come up! Will keep the new title in mind … as well as the alcohol mind map idea. I’m not into sensible mind mapping anyway.

  2. 3 Mo Johnson January 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    This is just too funny. You are clever. How did you find this stuff out?
    Mo

    PS: I love the daddy who thought a rabbit was a pup. Not right …and not to bright either!

    • 4 Katherine Battersby January 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Ah Mo, not so clever as I look. WordPress provides daily stats on how people have found my blog. It almost feels wrong that I can see the sometimes strange and often very concerning things people google!

  3. 5 Julie Nickerson January 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Well, lucky you never saw any of my REALLY embarrassing moments then! (just you wait – your time will come, Missy!) x

  4. 6 Michael January 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Well, KN Battersby, they don’t call them ‘crazed fans’ for nothing!!


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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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