As this year draws to a close, I thought it might be fun to see how and why people make their way to this blog. Below are the top ten search strings from the past year, followed by what are arguably some of the more unusual.
- “ron swanson pyramid of greatness” — without a doubt, the single most popular post on this blog is (almost) entirely non-theological. Nearly a quarter of all visitors arrive seeking the path that will lead them “from boys to men, from men to gladiators, and from gladiators in Swansons.” Namaste.
- “easter cartoons” — A collection of delightful images.
- “roller coaster” — I once compared dissertation-writing to the riding of roller coasters…not sure if this is what you were seeking.
- “shadow of the galilean summary” — This search string seems to be popular right around mid-term time. I can’t help but think that desperate undergraduates are in search of Cliff’s Notes for this fantastic book.
- “how to write a paper proposal” — I’m glad to see that this post is still getting some mileage.
- “petaus” — A post that (surprisingly!) became a small section in the dissertation! Win!
- “enchiridion biblicum” — A fantastic collection of works related to study of the Bible from a Catholic perspective.
- “the shadow of the galilean” — Yep, on here twice.
- “harold camping” — A throwback to a meme that has thankfully died out.
- “noah’s ark” — Apparently the Dutch recreation of the Ark has in fact sailed?
And now, for the humorous and the downright strange:
- “nuhun gemisi” — “Noah’s Ark” in Turkish. See 10, above.
- “my family has left me” — I’m terribly sorry. Let me know if I can help.
- “bogojavljenje” — “Epiphany” in Serbian, in search of this (I think?).
- “creepy moustache meme” — No idea.
- “naked gardening” — Probably a reference to this post, although I’m not entirely sure they were searching for this.
- “cosmic jewish zombie” — Looking for Jesus? Aren’t we all.
Thanks to everyone who reads, and have a blessed 2013.