I use sitemeter for my blog which is this spiffy program that tells me how many people visit my blog each day and a little bit about each reader. Using sitemeter I can tell where my readers internet connection is, what OS they are using, their screen resolution, what link brought them to my site, and what link they clicked out on.
Sometimes when I'm bored I browse through these for fun. There always seem to be people coming to my blog because it showed up in a google search that they did. It is so interesting to see what led them here. Sometimes it seems rather ironic that searching for certain phrases would lead them to blog, but so it is.
In honor of NaBloPoMo 2008 I am going to share a few exact searches with you. If you don't believe these led to my blog, google them yourself and see what you get!
"what if I'm actually stupid"
"dreaming of having a tattoo of a dragon"
"amusing football pictures"
More than five people have showed up on my blog from googling "sibling hierarchy". People have even reached by blog my searching for some variation of T.S. Eliot, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Ron Paul.
This all makes me wish that I understood search engines better.