There’s a secret, darkly obsessive side to my blogging. It has to do with seeing who visits BAH and what posts they read. And by who, I don’t mean I see anything like Jane Doe at 123 Main Street, Anytown USA visited at 10:39 this morning. But I can see visitors’ IP addresses, general geographic location, and pages they have clicked on. I can also see what search terms someone has plugged into the search bar on the site. Two weeks ago I opened up my StatCounter and found the above search queries. Clearly, someone was in a hurry to find a beet recipe.
I laughed so hard that I cried because this had The Mistah written all over it. He:
- Knew I could see the search terms.
- Had asked for a beet recipe on behalf of a coworker.
- Had been told that my one and only beet recipe would post on 30 June.
When I called him, laughing so hard that I could hardly speak, he pointed the finger at his coworker. Seeing as how I would be stalked until I gave up the goods, and that waiting until 30 June wasn’t really an option because the coworker needed a beet recipe NOW, I went ahead and sent it along. And really, that kind of persistence needed to be rewarded. Don’t you think?
I’ve since had a lovely email exchange with the searcher. I hope she comes back once the beet recipe is accessible (that would be tomorrow for everyone else) and posts a comment about how it worked out for her. And I hope you’ll come back tomorrow and check out the roasted beet recipe that may, or may not, be worth stalking a food blogger.