The Price of Fame
I Search From the Sky
|Recently I switched my website hosts from Pacbell to MyHosting.com, and in the process, took a detailed look at my referral log. A referral log is a list of all the links people used to find my website. I checked out my log for June & July of this year, and whaddya know, like the Rockwell song, somebody’s watching me!
As you might imagine, most people stumble on my site after going through a Google, AOL, or MSN search of the web for Russia, China, or the like, but check out what these odd surfers used to find my site:
Of course, they could always find me in the Yahoo or Google directory, or one of the many portals on Malaysia,
Russia, or in
Once they find my site, a number of folks find it so interesting that they pay me the best compliment, they link to my site, and we’re not just talking about fellow travelers like
Terry Mucha, or
Uncle Pasha either. I’m so cool & informative, I have people like the Official Mongolian Tourism Board,
feminism researchers, and even
Stanford Law School all pointing towards the Belly Button Window.
Then there are the odd folks again, the ones who found my site by searching for
“how to pee outdoors”, who link to my site in discussions about
who knows why! At least I provide a topic for
inspiration, and occasional
refection enough to be a site of the day for others like
Lonely Planet and, strangely, the
International Atomic Energy Agency.
Oh, and can you guess who sent me the most visitors in June, over 800 and counting? A
personal ad by the one and only
Dave, featuring a
photo I took of him in Beijing!