Posted 21 March 2008 in Internet by Catriona
My new hobby is repeatedly checking the viewer logs to this blog.
I like to see who’s reading.
And I like to see how people come across the Circulating Library, which means I’m particularly pleased by the Google searches that lead to this site.
A lot of them are searches for “circulating library,” but the readers don’t stay long; I assume they’re slightly disillusioned Victorian scholars.
One search was for “Eliza Winstanley,” which makes me think that I should talk a little more about my research and the fascinating woman who emerged over three years of work.
A number of searchers are Googling “shallow bookshelves”; I wonder if my father-in-law—who made my beautiful, book-swallowing, shallow bookcases—should consider taking on commissions?
Another searcher Googled “Marple: Ordeal By Innocence does not match the book”; I think they were disappointed by “If Only His Body Had Been Entirely Composed of Bees,” because they didn’t stay to read the rest of the site.
But my absolute favourite hit?
Now that’s how I want to be remembered on the Internet.