Search terms

WordPress has a facility which tells me the search terms people have used to find this blog. I’ve just had a look at the list, and I am in roughly equal measure pleased, entertained and baffled by it. The top ten, edited to remove near-synonyms, looks like this:

  1. Fail
  2. Barack Obama’s mother
  3. London smell
  4. Scary playgrounds
  5. Zed Police Academy
  6. Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
  7. Palestra
  8. Margate
  9. Young Bono
  10. Earthquake ball

It’s good to know that I am the go-to person for each of these things. The “Fail” searches were all last year, but there were a lot of them. The people looking for “Barack Obama’s mother” are a steady trickle, and I hope, but doubt, that they find what they wanted here. Of course, I have skewed their results even further in my favour now with this post. Sorry.