I know everyone does this and I am so late to this party but honestly my brain is so asleep lately I can’t think of anything to write about so I figured I’d pick the low-hanging fruit of blogging and address some of the search engine terms that have brought you here.
Since I’ve never done in the two year life of this particular blog, there are a lot of different searches. Some are bizarre and some are funny and a lot are boring. But my top ten search hits are all different variations on only three things so I figured I’d tackle these first.
Most searched for term on Mutantsupermodel.com: Shera
Ok. First of all folks, it’s She-Ra. And her full name is She-Ra Princess of Power. She is the main character of a cartoon series from the 1980’s by the same name and originated from another cartoon series called He-Man who is her brother and who my brother MutantWino was obsessed with. MutantPirate was a bit too young to really appreciate the awesomeness of He-Man. But you don’t come here looking for He-Man, you come here looking for She-Ra. I adored She-Ra growing up and I have bemoaned the fact there is no awesome character like her for Daughter today. Leave it to today’s society to bring back the foodie Strawberry Shortcake and the man-filled Smurfs and leave out freaking She-Ra. But apparently you don’t even come here to hear all that jazz, you apparently come here for pictures of She-Ra. So here you go, enjoy some She-Ra Princess of Power eye candy.
OK I have more but I’m about good with this many don’t you think?
Second most searched term: hoarders buried alive
I’m amused my top two searches are television related because I really never ever watch TV and kind of think it rots your soul but hey, we all can’t be book worms because then the library would never have good books for me to read!
I’m going to assume most of you that come here are referencing the TLC show Hoarding: Buried Alive. It is a pretty shocking show but it’s also inspirational as I talked about here. This isn’t a one-day makeover or even a week-long transformation. The show addresses some deeply rooted issues and, in the cases I’ve seen, respects the emotional attachments these people have formed to their items. We can all relate to that, albeit in different degrees.
The fact is as much as we’d like to be rational beings, we’re very much ruled by our emotions and all of our negative behaviors are directly tied up with those dastardly things. And that’s my favorite part of the show– when the emotional trigger is identified. I’m really into this sort of concept lately and am dying to get my hands on the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Figuring out why you’re doing what you’re doing may not put an end to your behavior, but it should go a long way to at least easing associated guilt or shame while you work through the process of bringing the behavior to an end.
My favorite part is the before and after pictures because they’re not perfect results and I respect that. The improvements are still breathtaking and you’ve got to give these people some major credit on the transformations they accomplish.
Third most searched term: Mutant Supermodel
Yup, me. I have an About Me sort of page that you can read if you’re into that sort of thing. I promise you I worked very hard on making it not boring. The basics are this: I don’t run a niche site. I blog about my life as a single mom with three kids and all the many aspects of my life, loves, hates, etc. I love to write. I always have. As much as I love to read really. And I love networking and I love the interwebs. I love meeting new people. As a matter of fact, back in my prior lives as a blogger I used to participate a lot in swaps of all kinds and absolutely loved connecting with people that way. I love testing boundaries but in a really polite way, I’m not into controversy deliberate or otherwise. I’ve been doing this a while and as much as I love it, I do have my moments where I get sort of bummed with the fact I’ve never really been able to attract a really big following. Especially when I see some of these newer blogs come out and seemingly explode on the scene and the content is just… meh. But at the same time, the following I do have is amazing. And I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I mean how many single mom blogs can say they’ve only had one trollish comment ever on their blog huh? And that it happened after two years of existence?
You know how Get Rich Slowly got famous not just because of the content JD put out but because of the readers? I feel the same way about this little baby right here. Hope you do too.
So there you have it. The top three things people come to this blog looking for– She-Ra, Hoarding, and Me! One day I will tackle the more humorous ones that have led people here and another day I will tackle the more serious ones because there are some really good ones.