Naked Men–Hit On Me

My dear friend Doris Brazil has been lamenting the fact that her blog lags so far behind this one when it comes to international readership. And indeed, given the caliber of her writing, it does seem rather unfair.  Doris has correctly identified that her content–diary items on the UK’s sleepy but scenic west country; staff room anecdotes from Doris Brazil Ladies Wear; and the occasional haiku–are not of prime interest to the YouPorn generation. Although sleaze searchers do occasionally make their way to Musings on Appleton Marsh, Doris reports that her current top search is “microwave spatter guard”. Hmmm.

My own top search term this and every other week is “naked men” which has received 822 hits this week so far and it’s only Wednesday. This results from an entirely innocuous  post I penned after a day trip to Crosby Beach, near Liverpool more than a year ago. Admittedly, these pornsurfers are probably not the quality readership  to which I aspire, but nonetheless I do think Doris would be well-advised to cultivate a less tweedy frame of reference , and work in mentions of bare, glistening flesh rather more often than kitchen hygiene tips. That said, once we get past the naked men (so to speak) my readership seems, like myself, to be:

1) Interested in food

2) Of Northern Irish origin.

I know this because of their obsessive searching for wheaten bread recipes and mentions of egg and onion sandwiches, two staples of NI cuisine. Each of these receives about 20 hits a day.

Itchy ankles, it seems, are a surprisingly common complaint: sufferers ceaselessly search for a cure and are disappointed to find themselves directed here.

The other popular search term is Sarah Palin boots and I suppose these readers might usefully be diverted to Doris, for their interest in accessories. Or perhaps they have more in common with the curious and kinky? Hard to say…

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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2 Responses to Naked Men–Hit On Me

  1. Doris says:

    Dearest Blabs,

    I’d like to say that “naked men” is what brought me to Washington BC and Itchy Ankle, but it wasn’t. Nonetheless, I have devoted the entire evening to contriving my own blog entry which uses that particular phrase – to little avail as it turns out. It’s no good Blabs. As I review my past tags (which include: Echo Hostess, Parker Knoll and Goblin Teasmade) I fear my hits will not pick up anytime soon. We’ve often talked about my blog being a refuge for the jaded and careworn. It’s chief contribution to the world of blogging is as a portal to your own vibrant and engaging diary. I expect, after lingering a little while on my site, stumbling into your world is like walking into a discotheque; all colour and life and noise.

    Hark at me, quite the melancholic. I must go. It’s late and I need to de-scale the kettle before I go to bed.

    As ever,


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