I’ve recently read a post on Ally Writes Things in which she unveiled some of her blog’s search terms. That aroused my curiosity to take a look at my own. Most people visit my blog via the WordPress reader, but search engines are also responsible for a meaningful number of views (in the context of my tiny blog). Although the vast majority of the search terms are unknown, some aren’t. I selected a few that I consider interesting and will now try to guess which posts those visitors read.
“The role of the miniaturist in the miniaturist”
I’ve mentioned The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton countless times on my blog, so I’m not surprised that someone visited it after searching the terms above. They probably read my review in which I touched on the possible reason behind the title, despite the miniaturist not being one of the main characters.
“Sophia de Mello Breyner poems in English”
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen is one of my favourite poets. I haven’t reviewed any of her poetry collections yet, but I’ve mentioned them on an author spotlight that I wrote about her. That must have been the post that the person who searched for these terms ended up reading. In case you’re interested an anthology of her poetry has been translated into English. It’s titled The Perfect Hour, if I’m not mistaken.
“compare characters Rebecca du Maurier and the picture of Dorian Gray”
I have never compared Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. So, I suppose someone must have found the post about my favourite protagonists by accident, since I mention these two books there without establishing a connection between them. I’m sorry that I didn’t help you with your homework, whoever you are!
“what book genres don’t you like”
This is a strange question to ask Madam Google (or any other search engine of your choice), isn’t it? Nevertheless, someone visited my blog after doing so. I believe that they must have stumbled upon the post I wrote about the book genres that I don’t tend to read. This topic may be (remotely) interesting for someone who already follows my blog. They may be curious to know which book genres don’t stand much of a chance to be featured around here. But if I was randomly looking for content on books, I personally would search for people’s favourite genres, not the opposite.
“the year of the death of Ricardo Reis analysis”
Another book that I’ve mentioned many times is The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago. However, I’ve never reviewed it, because I read it long before I started blogging. I’m not sure which post this person ended up reading, but they certainly didn’t find a thorough analysis. This is one of my old favourite books that I plan to reread and review in the future, though.
Which are the most interesting search terms on your blog? Tell me in the comments!