Yesterday I wrote about examining the evidence found in my blog’s stats page about how people find various entries I’ve written. It’s definitely interesting to see the ways people arrive here and what they might be looking for that ultimately leads them to one of my posts.
So, you can imagine my surprise yesterday when I came upon this interesting statistic:
This discovery raises a whole host of questions for me:
- Is it really possible that seventeen people came across this page yesterday while trying to find out information about “The Great Corn Pone Research Quagmire of 2010” that I mentioned yesterday?
- Did I accidentally co-opt the name of an already existing event unknowingly? If so, to whom should I give credit?
- Could there really be major corn pone dilemmas afflicting our world that I don’t know about?
- Have I just coined a term that is about to go viral and become a major internet meme?
- Assuming the answer to the previous question is “yes,” will Ludacris discover this term (and by extension my blog) and offer me a record contract?
- If the answer the Ludacris question is “yes,” will he make me use auto-tune on my record?
I think I know the provenance of this statistic, but I’ll suspend all rational explanations and instead imagine a world where a Great Corn Pone Research Quagmires are free to exist.
I mean, really?