In about one month Khaalidah.com will be one year old, so I thought it would be interesting to review those search terms that have brought people to my website. As my readership is fairly small, I figured most people stumble upon my site completely by mistake. I was right to assume that, but I could have never imagined just how interesting this list would turn out to be. I thought it would be fun to share a few of them.
The top five search terms that transport unsuspecting readers to my site are:
- Moribito — I wrote a post about this anime several months ago. It remains a favorite in my home because of the strong female protagonist, the refreshing lack of fan service and inuendo, and interesting unique storyline.
- Bajoran — The Bajorans are a race of people from Star Trek: DS9. I mentioned them in a post once when discussing the presence of religion and SF.
- Fate Zero review — I wrote a somewhat lengthy review of Fate Zero a few months ago. Have you seen the anime? What do you think?
- pretty white girls — While I did write a post by this name, I’m certain that the people, of which there were many, who typed this into their search engine were not actually looking or my post.
- Sircarius Emperor’s Edge — Ah now… For this I have Lindsay Buroker to thank. I caught up with the Emperor’s Edge podcast on iTunes over a year ago and became an instant fan. I went on to read the next two books and become a fast admirer of Lindsay Buroker. The EE series is fun and smart, steampunkish, and fast paced just like all of Lindsay Buroker’s books. Let me expound a bit here. Lindsay Buroker is an awesome author and cyber friend and I believe that I found her book by divine intervention. I’d published my own novel but had done nothing to promote or network. I was stuck and didn’t know how to become unstuck. Lindsay inspired me. An indie author herself, Lindsay is fairly successful at not only producing quality writing but at networking and selling her work. In addition, Lindsay is the consummate professional and a lovely human being. She agreed to an interview about my favorite character in her series named Sircarius, and she gave me an opportunity to write a guest post for her site. Additionally she has produced a few how-to type podcasts directed at other indie authors and she keeps up an awesome website with loads of terrific information. I’m going to send a shout out and many, many thanks to Lindsay Buroker. I’d estimate that nearly 30–35% of the search terms leading to Khaalidah.com are in some form a reference to the Emperor’s Edge series or my favorite character Sircarius. I guess I’m not the only one who loves the taciturn assassin.
The most interesting search terms that have guided people to my site are:
- cool anime Muslim
- albino teenager
- i don’t understand ergo proxy
- how to make a werewolf
- too depressed to watch fate zero
- fully clothed romance
- nobody knew what Adam had in his suitcase — ?
- what does take me to your leader mean — ?
- im ready to take my faith to new levels by setting my mind on heavenly things — I wish this person much success.
- light bulb worker — ?
- angry white girl clothing — Is there a such thing?
- harry potter and geds scar — I saw immediate similarities between Harry Potter series and The Wizard of Earthsea.
- should i let my son watch fate zero — I love that someone actually asked this question. As a parent I am very cognizant about what my children watch, even though two of them are technically adults. I take a sincere interest in the things that interest them. I watch anime with them and I play games with them in an effort to know and understand the things that interest them. This is awesome. My answer to this question would be, it depends on how old your son is and if you plan to watch Fate Zero with him.
Oddly or maybe not so oddly, there are several search terms to vulgar or inappropriate to mention so I won’t, but it makes me wonder what people are thinking, if it can actually be labeled thinking and why they are thinking that way. But that would be another post. Moving along.
This particular search term blows my mind a bit:
- who is Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali — I guess this person really was looking for me. Heh. Wow.
To those of you who have stopped by from time to time to read my posts, thank you and I hope to see you back again.