Monday, December 10, 2007

Awards, Offspring, and Google

This is another one of those random kind of blogs. First I want to thank Bubblewench for bestowing on me the Mad Skillz award which comes with this nifty picture. She had some very kind things to say about me and my writing.

For a look and the long and storied history of this award pay CamiKaos a visit. She also happens to be the woman displaying her skills in the photo and she writes a mighty fine blog herself. I need top take the time to add her to my blog roll.


A conversation at the Erwin dinner table after Z (my 5 year old burped again)

My wife said, "Stop burping at the table, it's not nice."

Me, "Don't make me call Santa."

T, my 7 year old, "And he won't bring you any toys if you're not good."

Z "Yes, he will. I was bad last year and I still got presents."

Stay tuned. I might just have to teach him a lesson Christmas morning. Tears will abound if I hide his presents for a while and let him think Santa skipped him this year.


Every blogger who tracks their hits and page views eventually does a post on the odd search terms that brings visitors their way. Here is mine because I've had some real head scratchers as of late.

Diseased bull dog penis's apparently links to here.

Horseshoe proctologist to here. And who searched for this thing. I sincerely hope this isn't another thing to add to close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades because call me silly I don't want a proctologist where close is good enough.

Sasquatch hair brings you here.

Evil Vegetarian here. I get this one several times a week, and I even had an offer to join some kind of anti vegetarian club.

Short shorts with writing on the butt brings a visitor here.

Tortoises having sex will land you here.

Crackwhore confessions leads here.

Boy impaled by deer antler links to here.

There have been some other great ones in the past but I've forgotten many of them and they only stay on statcounter for so long. Looking at this list makes me wonder, who is crazier -- me for blogging about stuff that makes these searches link to me - or the people who are actually out there searching for these things on Google? Feel free to chime in with an answer to that question in the comments or toss out the weirdest search that links to your blog or website.


Anonymous said...

WOW is that a blue ribbon beer? Man we do not see those very often around here.

Travis and his mad skills.
He has skills alright.

Chris Eldin said...

First of all, Congratulations on your award!!

Hahaha! The crackwhore post was the first one I read on your blog.

And I am so regretting reading about Snuggles. Geesh!

Mr. Shife said...

Congrats on the award. Also, funny story about your little one. I guess he will have a Christmas to remember.

Travis Erwin said...

For those who might not know, Jenn is my wife, so read the last sentence of her comment with a bit of sarcasm in mind.

Church lady - Glad someone actually took the time to go read some of those old posts.

Mr. Shife - What you need is a couple of kids of your own.

Angie said...

Wow, most of mine are pretty normal, heh. I'm obviously not writing interesting enough blog posts. :D

I had "pro domme faq sub etiquette" just today, going to my post on badly written BDSM fiction. Unusual, maybe, but it actually corresponded (sorta) to what I wrote about.

Someone queried "thanks for hanging out with me on thur" which led to my post from back whenever about my first time hosting the Torquere Social community on LJ. It's not so much that that's a weird topic, but why would anyone look that up on Google??

Oh, "d&d dice estimating projects" leads to the top of my blog, so I have no idea what specific attracted that one. [blinkblink] I mean, yes, I used to play D&D every week, before I got married and moved a few hundred miles away from my old gaming group, but I don't remember having written about it.

Most of the queries that get to me are about writing, though. The "Conflict, Plot and Structure" post gets a lot of hits. Which is cool -- I can think of worse things to be known for.


PS -- you might want to warn your neighbors to have their earmuffs in place on Christmas morning. :D

Monnik said...

Congrats on the award!

I love that your kid's got Christmas all figured out. Too funny.

I like checking out the search terms in my analytics tool too. It's definitely entertaining stuff!

Patti said...

holy smokes, now that's an award i'd show everyone.

also, i've been repeating the "man meat" convo to all. great for a laugh, until they learn i "heard" it from my internet friend. then it's just sad looks in my direction.

CamiKaos said...

you totally deserved the mad skillz award!

Appletini said...

Cool pix! It would be madder with a maritni glass ;)

MC Harv said...

I once had a comic on the internet whose primary hits came from those searching for "sex with sharks" and "little german boys masturbating". I was less shocked by the fact that my site somehow had the keywords "little german boys masturbating" than I was by sheer number of times that very specific phrase had been searched for.

Bernita said...

My creepiest was a string hand > glove > smother.
I have no idea why.
I do get a lot of hits looking for "medieval porn" and "bathtub sex."

Aaron said...

Wow, this is quite the happening blog. I had no idea you were this popular. :D

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

I love being able to threaten the kids with Santa this time of year! I think it would be funny if you withheld the presents, but I may have to do that too!

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, congrats on the award. Can we assume it was not for the post about the diseased dog penis?

Stacy said...

Your Google searches are so much better than mine. My favorites so far have been "purple fairy joe butt tattoo" and "my embarrassing bed bath from a teenager" mostly because I have no clue what it has to do with my blog.

Brooke said...

I know for a fact that "Pubic Hair Pancakes" will bring you to mine!!!

Sherry said...

Congrats on the award!! That is one of the more original and cool awards I've seen.

Laughed at the dinner table dialogue..oh you cannot put anything past children!!!

I have no idea who checks my blog or what any of it links to...but your's are hilarious! (makes me think I really don't want to know!!!)

Jenster said...

1. Congratulations!!

2. I love your 5-year-old's comment!!

3. Who wanted to read about a dog's bull penis or whatever and why??

Bubblewench said...

smart kid....