Thursday, February 15, 2007

All in the Name of Love

I noticed a strange phenomenon in my blog statistics over the past several days. The numbers of visits (okay, so it wasn't the number of comments; I can live with that... I think!) went up... I mean WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY UPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daily visits and page views were up...in the hundreds category, something I'd never seen. A couple times when I checked, and looked under "last hour," it said 147. "Why the sudden 'growth spurt'?" I wondered. "Is it a kind of SPAM?"

And then I probed further and realized that my blog had been found via a particular image when GOOGLEd.

That image?

http://stevegarufi.com/storyhearts1.jpg

Of course...Valentine's Day. Love. Sweethearts. Candy.

People were planning and looking ahead to Valentine's Day, seeking out images and messages on the Internet, and in doing so, "found" my blog.

It's interesting to note that the image in question was posted on my blog a year ago today -- February 15, 2006.

And now that the day of romance is over, so is the romance with my stats. Yes, I'm mentally prepared to see the numbers slope back down...but I don't have to like it!

And here's what singer-guitarist B.B. King has to say about all this:

The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone, baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong, baby
And you'll be sorry someday

The thrill is gone
It's gone away from me
The thrill is gone, baby
The thrill is gone away from me
Although I'll still live on
But so lonely I'll be

The thrill is gone
It's gone away for good
Oh, the thrill is gone, baby
Baby, it's gone away for good
Someday I know I'll be over it all, baby
Just like I know a [woman] should..."

3 comments:

torontopearl said...

I decided I want to change those lyrics even more.

Change "a [woman]" to [this blogger].

(original B.B. King lyrics say "a man")

Elie said...

I remember that post, and our back-and-forth comments on it. Did a year really fly by that fast??

Mel Balsamo said...

Oh so your blog statistics went up because it was Valentine's Day and people are searching for a lot of hearts, poems and blogs about love that time? Well at least your stats went up! That's what's important. They might have gone down again as of now but will apparently go up again. Life's like this, like a wheel. Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. Just wait until you get up again.

Mel Balsamo
JRomances.com