Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hello, my friend. What brings YOU here today?

With the Google Analytics feature on my blog, I get to be a spy and take a sneak-peek at the search terms that bring visitors here. Sometimes I am amazed. Sometimes I am befuddled. Sometimes I laugh. And sometimes I cry...really. (If you used these search terms, please know that I'm glad you're here, despite the emotions your varied keywords evoked!)

For example , many users stumble upon my blog simply with the terms "infertility," "infertility chronicles," or "trying to conceive." I guess those are kind of the standards that you would expect to find in a blog of this nature.

But then, of course, there are a few that just leave me scratching my head...such as "infertility in the dog." I don't know about you, but I'm thinking this must have been a breeder searching for more info. It isn't everyday that you find someone scouring the net for animal infertility. And then there's "cooking spray infertility" - yeah, I have no idea where that one came from...anyone? anyone? Bueller?

And then there are ones that make me hurt & empathize...like this mouthful: "lying awake at night thinking of things beyond my control ready to give up the fight tired and weary of carrying the load i know i am supposed to be strong" and "infertile for 4 years what is wrong with me"? And to that, I want to say, "Honey, there ain't NOTHIN' wrong with you - God just knew we were fighters!"

And finally, there are ones that just make me cry...like "giveaway baby" - oh my heart hurts...

What brought YOU here today?

8 comments:

Ter said...

I came here because I follow you! :)

I can't remember how I originally came to your blog, or was it you that came to mine first?

Where does one get the google analyzer thing?? I want that! :)

Cathy N said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now, I'm not sure how I ended up here but you have really touched my heart and I have been praying for you. My husband and I tried for 5 years to get pregnant before God directed us toward adoption and blessed us with our son Samuel. We now have 2 sons, God added Matthew to our family a year ago.
I have been where you are and to be honest some days I still am there. The pain of infertility will always be there but it's not as intense now as it was. I just wanted to tell you that you are being prayed for and I have been blessed by your blog.

Kara said...

I came here today because you are my friend. :)

Erin said...

I don't know how we "found" each other. Or who found who. I am just glad I'm here.

graspthelove said...

I don't remember who found who but I'm so glad whoever did! :-) I appreciate so much your honesty as you endure this journey. I'm so thankful you're my friend! And those google searches made me cry too!

mjenningsdesigns said...

Just checking in on YOU! :-)

Ter said...

okay I added google analyzer but I don't get it?? Maybe I installed it wrong? It isn't telling me when someone visits, etc. hmm will see what happens!!

Ter said...

lol, never mind re: my last msg, I spoke too soon! :) I think it's working! I hope it's not counting ME! ;)