Milestone Post – #200!

What a wild and crazy ride it has been from last January when I started this blog to now.   Since I’ve slowed my posting schedule it has taken a long time to get to the 200th post but the ride has been well worth it.

As per tradition here’s a recap of popular posts:

Top 5 Posts of all time:

The Evil Adverb – Thanks to the friendly people at Freshly Pressed this post was catapulted into a few days of fame.

Friday Fun: Paraprosdokian Phrases – I finally figured out that I come up second when the term “Paraprosdokian phrases” is googled.  It pays to use obscure words!

Writing exercise: The Alphabet – This exercise featured the word xenocide and a picture.  For weeks I was getting dozens of search hits a day.  Go figure.

Three Cups of Tea –  My guess is a couple hundred English classes made this required reading.  I’m sure my review was  oh so helpful,  not.

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague (Book #3) – My best guess is that this is a favorite for book  reports in elementary schools.  Since I was writing my review from a writing perspective I’m sure I didn’t have anything useful for them (or their parents) to use.

Bizarre Search Terms:

These are all real terms used at least once within the last seven days.  Unlike some of my beloved readers I don’t tend to get many zingers.

  • tomb raider belt
  • the last thing i want to do is hurt you
  • eat with fingers
  • so long and thanks for all the fish bomb
  • duck and giraffe
  • chonic ellipsis
  • list of paraprosdokians
  • my litarasy
  • is my an adverb
  • mystical pictures of fantasy
  • fantasy art creature reptile
  • humurous suggestions to make progress in

A big thanks to all of you out there in cyberworld – here’s to another fabulous 100 posts.  May I be sane enough to write them!

About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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21 Responses to Milestone Post – #200!

  1. cindy says:

    The most bizarre search term that’s led someone to my blog so far is “penis vase sin” …

    I don’t know …

    Congrats on the milestone, just don’t ever stop 🙂

    • tsuchigari says:

      Not stopping anytime soon, it’s far too fun! I might slow down for NaNoWriMo but I’m hoping to pre-write a handful of posts to have ready for November when time runs short.

      As for your bizarre search – I think you win!

  2. aardvarkian says:

    It’s taking me a bit longer to reach there, too, but I congratulate you on your ongoing success.

    Go you 🙂

  3. mlknudsen66 says:

    I’m jealous, with only 71 posts in 16 months of blogging. I too get a kick out of the search terms. I wrote posts last year about mink farming (a place I worked as a kid) and a toy robot my neighbor had called 2XL. To this day those 2 posts still get the most random traffic and the top search terms (although neither really has anything to do with my main blog topics) are “mink nutrition” and “2XL Robot”.

  4. Jodi
    I know something about your daily workload and circumstances, and I would say that reaching 200 posts in 9 months is no small feat. To me, what is more important is the quality of your posts, I don’t believe I’ve seen a single one that didn’t both empress me and drive me to comment.
    Keep it up! You’re doing things just right.

    • tsuchigari says:

      Thanks Rik,
      That means a lot to me. Hopefully we’ll both reach our next major milestone of finding representation for our manuscripts sometime in the next year. Not stopping anytime soon!

  5. nrhatch says:

    Congrats, Jo!

    I love looking at the searches used to “find” my blog . . . but I’ve got nothing to surpass Cindy’s “penis vase sin” search.

    • tsuchigari says:

      Yep, she’s got the winner! Perhaps I should start including more obscure references and see what turns up. With your blogging volume and diverse topics I’m sure you’ve had a few winners too!

  6. Helen says:

    It is a constant source of alarm that the most common search term that leads people to my blog is “how to poison someone” (298 searches so far in a bit less than two years. In this time only 15 searches have been for my name)

  7. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    Congratulations! I echo the comments that ask you to keep it up! Don’t stop! You have been a fountain of information, education, reminders, and entertainment since you started. I started my blog about a month after yours, and I exist in relative obscurity. I have received a few clicks from searchers, but none so good or intriguing as yours or Cin’s!

    Two hundred is an amazing number – especially when I consider that I have only 85 so far, and have been blogging only a month less than you! Wow! I thought all I did was write!

    Congrats, again, Jodi! Keep it up! If you hadn’t gotten one already, I’d give you the “You Rock” award! 😀

  8. oldancestor says:

    That’s pretty impressive. I started my blog in April and have 82 posts. I’d be closer to you, but this darn job keeps me out of the house about 55 hours a week nowadays, if I count the commute. Seriously cuts into my blog time (but it pays a lot better).

    I’ve enjoyed your posts, especially the discussions about methods and techniques. The replies from all your readers are fascinating and insightful as well.

    I find it amusing that certain posts of mine keep getting hits to this day. The one I did on the Jesus statue getting hit by lightning still gets about 5 hits per week, and the one I did on the Icelandic volcano gets 1 or 2.

    My most ignored was the one I did on the oil spill. I guess people were overloaded.

    Wait, why am I posting all this here? I should save it for my 100th. But that would mean breaking character, and I don’t want to do that.

    • tsuchigari says:

      I’m sure you could spin it into a Palin zombie blog writer type article, perhaps. Might be a bit of a stretch… Be glad to get paid, being a blogging mommy doesn’t bring in any bacon.

      I have a great bunch of readers, don’t know if I would still be here if it weren’t for them!

  9. Well done. I love all the posts I have read on your blog and one day I plan to sit down and read every one of them.

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