How People Found My Blog Recently

Back in May I surveyed a few months’ worth of the (often very odd) web searches that led people to my blog. In the past four and a half months the search terms have been more normal in that they generally relate to books or authors I’ve covered. However, I do hope I haven’t disappointed some searchers: after all, I don’t reveal the exact location of the croft in Seal Morning, instruct readers in how to pronounce ‘Athill’, or give any details about Ann Kidd Taylor’s wedding!

In any case, it’s always interesting to see what people were looking up – Oliver Balch’s Under the Tump, Michel Faber’s Undying, Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent and various graphic novels were popular topics – and I reckon I count among the “bookish cat people” of the first search. (Spelling and punctuation are unedited throughout this list!)


May 26: bookish cat people, oliver balch under the tump

May 31: a book review of any book about 140-160 words, in my next life i want to be a cat. to sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed. to sit around licking my ass., under the tump by oliver balch reviews

June 25: irmina yelin, george watsky bipolar

July 2: michel faber undying goodreads, the first bad man book miranda july plot

July 16: she’s my only father’s daughter, essex serpent, sue gee, hay on wye

July 21: the ghost of nelly burdons beck

August 5: correct pronunciation of athill in diana athill s name

August 11: the essex serpent usa release

August 24: ann kidd taylor wedding

August 25: paintings with a woman reading a book

August 29: michel faber undying review, to the bright edge of the world interview

September 8: agatha christie graphic novel, house of hawthorne

September 13: irmina by barbara yellen

September 19: paulette bates

September 21: bbc miniseris vs book war and peace

September 26: vincent van gogh graphic novel

September 28: reviews on my son my sonby howard spring

September 30: seal morning location of croft

October 3: john pritchard_something more

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5 thoughts on “How People Found My Blog Recently

  1. Some of these – particularly the May 31 entry- are frankly bizarre . I seem to get a lot of searches from students who are trying to understand a novel by a Kenyan author……

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  2. Most of mine are pretty boring, but sometimes there’s something funny or just weird. I often get ones that sound like students looking for meaning or themes in a book. I doubt my reviews are very helpful to them! 🙂

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