What are you searching for?

February 26, 2009 | My Jottings

I have several more serious blog posts I’m working on, but am just not in the mood today. So for fun, I thought I’d share something more lighthearted.

On my blog I have a feature that allows me to see what words people are using when they go to Google.com (or other search engines) and are looking for (or accidentally happening upon) my blog. I looked at it today and it made me laugh.

Most people reach this blog by simply typing www.JustJulieB.com into their browser field. Others tell me they have it bookmarked. I have bookmarked several good blogs that I love to read as well (take a look at some of them, listed directly to the left of this paragraph). Some people are still using Google to visit this site, and that’s just fine if it works for you.

But it’s clear that some people visit my blog completely by accident because they’ve typed in random words at Google, obviously looking for something much different than what they find when they click on any Google link to JustJulieB.

Here are some recent examples of the words people have used in Google searches, that inadvertently led them to this blog:

“German house” – I did write about living in Germany, but I’ll bet this wasn’t what that person was looking for.

“Schnauzer cold weather nasal” – well, Edith the Schnauzer does make a lot of nasally sounds when she’s sleeping, and we are having a snowstorm today, so cold weather does apply…

“Authentic Muesli” – I did post my favorite Muesli recipe a while back so hopefully they weren’t too disappointed when they found my version…

“Trees” – can you imagine anyone doing a generic search on a subject so broad as “trees” and ending up on this blog? 🙂

Bleach scent addictions– oh dear, this person was looking for help I can’t give them…

“Old age personality changes” – well, that one certainly rings a bell with me, but I’m not sure they found the geriatric/psychological help they were seeking…

“Just Jazzy Julie” – this is most definitely not the right Julie site for that person – to my knowledge, “jazzy” isn’t something I have ever been called…

Big Picture Person Definition” – did this person hear a friend say, “I’m more of a big picture person” and turned to Google when she couldn’t find help in Webster’s? 🙂

“What does Jesus mean to you?” – they’re getting warmer – that is certainly something I’d write about and ask my readers to share about…

“Purple and orange sea slug” – this is one that many Google searches have sent my way recently – there must be an assigned paper that whole classrooms are doing on nudibranchs this week…

“Just Julie Entertainment” – yes, this is the company I will be founding soon, in keeping with my entertaining, energetic and overly optimistic personality…

“Do you have a life verse?” – one of the most common searches people use and end up on this site. Well, I’ll ask again – do you have a life verse? 🙂

“Lord of the Rings Bilbo flips out” – this made me laugh out loud. Who knows what the person searching Google thought when they accidentally happened upon this blog post at my site?

I don’t know what anyone else is searching for today, but I’m searching high and low for signs of God’s help and activity in my life and in the lives of those I love.

I’m not looking for it on Google, though…


  1. Cortney says:

    Well, I was the one (one of the ones?) who happened onto your site by searching for the definition of a big picture person. Let me explain how this happened…. I am working in an office for the second time in my life and still doing a lousy job. I’ve always known I wasn’t a detail person, but I figured I could suck it up and do the job. It hasn’t gone real well, in all truthfulness. I just don’t think about all the details that need to be taken care of before the next day can happen, and there’s not much I can do about that. It is what it is. I’ve been getting a little discouraged about not being excellent at my job, and because it seems like everyone wants “detail people” around, and no matter how hard I try, it will never be me. So I wondered what other big picture people might be thinking — what’s the upside of seeing the forest and not the trees?

    So that’s when I happened on your site. And I liked what I found, and continued to explore a little bit, and I will probably be back! =-)

    By the way, fortunately for everyone involved, this has been a learning experience. I’m leaving the office in a couple of months to return to riding horses (in summer) and snowmobiles (in winter) in the mountains for a living. My big picture-ness makes me an excellent tour guide, and I know it! =-)

    So that’s the story…..

  2. Sharon says:

    I laughed out loud at “Schnauzer cold weather nasal”!

  3. Just Julie says:

    Welcome Cortney! Thank you for your great comments…the world needs big picture people!

  4. Lloyd says:

    Fun search, Julie! I found you looking for the Swamp Sisters. Glad I did!


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