Zero-Visibility Blogging: My Second Blogiversary!

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January, 2014

I just drove my daughter to the airport on this week’s second white-shrouded zero-visibility travelling morning.

Metaphorically, on my second blogiversary it remains difficult to see all of gems which may glitter in the most unexpected places once the fog lifts.

Ireland 1726

Grief has quite the half-life.

I continue to marvel at the geographic variety both among the blogs I follow and the people who drop in on my little site–sometimes accidentally, as are, no doubt, the people who persist in being disappointed by reaching my fly-balls-at-Fenway post after typing “live shagging” into their search engines.

Readers from 96 countries have dropped in this year–two countries up from last year, though I haven’t yet figured out which two, or whether other countries shifted and realigned on the list.

In the cyber-house today, so far, have been visitors from the United States, Canada, Estonia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic.

The convicted murderess who shares my name continues to be one of the top leading search terms.  (As I said to the person who once accidentally phoned our home seeking the public defender’s office, “Boy, do you have the wrong number.”)

And the late lamented Solitario Jorge continues to be the most common search term that does not involve my own name.   Close to this magnificent tortoise, in search term popularity, are chickens: specifically, the no-nonsense chickens of whom Pablo Neruda professed to grow weary.

Disdainfully down/He casts his small eyes, as if/Weary of humans

Disdainfully down/He casts his small eyes, as if/Weary of humans

My random thoughts remains well (and oddly) distributed.  On a single day, I was amused to find that readers had reached assorted posts by searching terms as diverse as “variegated temple bamboo,” “duke of earl,” “jose saramago elephant onomatopoeia man,” “fibonacci spiral and cancer,” and “sibling rivalry irish twins.”

This year’s runaway most popular post was The Rusty Nail.  Somewhat oxymoronically, that rusty nail was Freshly Pressed, an honor bestowed upon Disbelieving Dark during my first year of blogging.  Both prominently featured birds, my messengers from the husband I lost to pancreatic cancer.

I briefly experimented with new graphic formats for the blog, but returned to my original formatting theme, which happens to go by the name “Twenty Ten”–the year my husband Jim was diagnosed, before he was with us in the way writing this blog helps me preserve his life with us.  Coincidence?

I am grateful to anyone who pops in and reads a post, accidentally or otherwise, and especially to those who take the time to leave such wonderful comments and open up their own hearts and memories.

Here’s to year number three, and perhaps a little more lifting of the fog.

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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like evidentiary issues, jury instructions, expert witnesses, and forensic evidence. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2016 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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9 Responses to Zero-Visibility Blogging: My Second Blogiversary!

  1. Congratulations on your blogiversity – it’s always a pleasure to read your posts. Similarly, my blog reached most people who searched ‘Tierney Naked Suicide’. One day I watched the number of hits from around the world climb before my eyes! I’d been discovered! In fact they were in search of a young woman – ‘Tierney’ who is part of a group(?) that posts pics of their pierced and tat-ed bodies and call themselves ‘Naked Suicide’. After the initial let-down, I thought it pretty amusing imagining them scouring my dowdy pages for any such excitement.

    • Stephanie says:

      That’s very funny. I imagine it’s more of a let-down to set eyes on my blog (especially if one lands on one of the more existential posts) after seeking out information on the notorious ex-stripper murderess who also goes by my name . . . .

  2. mishedup says:

    “live shagging”..*snort*…hysterical
    Meanwhile, this is how bad a blogger I am…I had no idea that you can figure out this stuff, like how many people, from where, how they find you…
    maybe this year I’ll get more serious about my blog.
    Or maybe just leave it alone….although I wonder if there any crazy searches that brought a reader to me.

    Happy 2nd year. Good stuff

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you! And you must hit your “stats”–it’s sure to have some entertaining tidbits for you, and has wonderful little colored flags for all the countries which pop in.

  3. bornbyariver says:

    two years! keep it up 🙂

  4. A M says:

    You made some fun for us out of your blog stats. Thanks for sharing a little lightness of being.

  5. Susan says:

    Happy B Day! I continue to love reading your thoughts and can always count on them for a laugh or a tear or some other emotion that reminds me how important it is to feel.

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