Last week my number of hits suddenly went way up because people started searching for top ten Beatles songs and come upon my list. My question, though, is why the sudden interest in that? I've tried to do a search but something somewhere must have triggered the interest in top Beatles songs and I have no idea what it was. Perhaps one of the visitors to my blog who gets here that way can enlighten me.
Looking at what triggers hits is always fascinating. I continue to get the occasional hits on my review of Rita Springer's album which really surprises me because I didn't like it that much and she's a pretty obscure artist but I think that's actually what helps. There aren't many websites with reference to her on it so those who look often come to visit me. I also get a fair number of hits because of my recent platinum weird post. This is a group that has generated some buzz because of a connection to George Harrison and a sense of playfulness and mystery about who they actually are. I also continue to get occasional hits about U2, especially about Bono and his use of Coexist. I haven't posted much about U2 lately but I'm listening to them just as much as ever. Bono is coming to Grand Rapids to speak in about two weeks. I'm hoping he'll stop in at Calvin College and say hello - not just to me personally but that would be nice too. (By the way - note this news report from Calvin that points out that we lead the state in results on the teacher certification test.)
So the 'what brought people to my blog' game is a lot of fun for me. I enjoy seeing that I get visitors who come by way of Bethany, Ron, Kent and a few others who I know only through blogland (like U2 sermons and scatter o' light).
A new thing
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