Whilst Mick was playing with the Monster Spread Sheet over the weekend, I (in amongst many other things) had a quick peek at my blog stats for the last month, on Google Analytics. It’s not often that I pop over there, but when I do I find that the most interesting table of information is the search terms that led people to visit this blog.
The majority of people were either clearly looking to come here (e.g. by Googling ‘Mick & Gayle’) or were looking for gear reviews on some item that I have mentioned at some point or were looking for information about walks between two places where we happen to have walked.
However, the search that really caught my attention this time was this one (and I quote verbatim, including quotation marks):
LEJOG “needed a poo”
After my mind had boggled as to what it might have been that they were actually looking for, my mind boggled some more as to how that search term had led them here.
There was only one thing for it: I Googled it myself.
No exact match, was the initial result, but of the suggested pages that came up, I was the second in the list, and this is the text that was shown in the search result:
3 Jul 2009 – Because of not having the charger I was aware of the need to make the ... and drink pints of urine...no wonder the poo shovel went missing!
Well, this got more and more curious! Whatever had I been talking about on 3 July 2009?!
I clicked on through to find out (as you can do, just here). It turned out to be innocuous, and most of the text shown on the Google search was actually contained in a comment left by Martin, referring to a couple of photos and their captions. Having established that, it became more than just a flying visit to the post in question, as the subject of the post was our LEJOG photos and it has been a long time since I looked at them.
So, with a blast from the past, I watched the slide show and reminded myself what a fantastic trip that was.
There are so many new places on the list for us to visit, but once again, having looked at those photos, I find myself with my feet itching to nip straight out (okay, maybe not tonight; it’s a bit nippy out there just now) and walk LEJOG again…