>So Sisyphus has a post in which she worries about the job market and then distracts herself with the bizarre search strings that bring people to her blog. As you all know, “Beowulf nudity” (or its variant, “naked Beowulf“) is a recently popular draw to chez Virago these days because of this post. But I bet you don’t know the top three search strings that regularly bring random visitors to these here parts on a regular basis. These are the searches that show up multiple times every time I check the “referral pages” section of my SiteMeter stats. Seriously, these hits won’t go away.
2) Then there’s this search string: I think I’m depressed. I’m the third hit for that one. It just makes me even more depressed that people are searching the web for advice about depression and coming to my fraking blog for advice. Man. On the bright side, I haven’t felt what I described in that post in a long time.
And finally, the top search string:
1) In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti. That one puts my post on the Latin mass as the second hit and is the single most common way random visitors come to my blog. Kinda ironic for an agnostic chick who’s only barely culturally Catholic anymore.
Seriously, these search strings are regular appearances. Yeah, I get the ones from people clearly writing papers on various medieval literature that I’ve talked about here, but none of them are as common as these. Weird, huh?