Monday, November 05, 2007

A search led you here

Like some of the bloggers whose blogs I frequent, I am fond of looking at my blog's traffic statistics. I have been holding off on writing a post on how some people find their way into my blog, but today is the day.

A while ago I wrote this post on the practice of rickrolling. Ever since I used the words ASS and WARM on the title of that post, I get visits from sickos that do google searches at night for "warm ass" or "boricua ass." WTF!? Go away! This is not a porn site for ethnic fetishists. News flash, not all Puerto Ricans have big J-Lo type asses. And what is up with the warm ass thing? Who does that kind of search and how can they assess the warmth of an ass over this medium?

Moving on.

Being a boricua on the web, I get traffic hits by all kinds of people searching for boricuas, not just the smut-focused ones. People search the term boricua by itself, I assume to find the meaning or origin of the word. Others are looking for boricua blogs. To those people, Puerto Blogs, the Puerto Rican blog community, is a great place to visit. People also search for boricua pictures, boricuas in Texas (and how can they not get here through that), and also not so nice things (the pervs that look up "boricua girls pictures" have made me consider not posting pictures of my daughters anymore) .

Another search topic that leads people here is the playground game Chequi Morena, about which I wrote one of my favorite Fiction Friday entries a month ago. I love it when I see this, because I did the same search when getting ready to write my piece, and there is not much on the web on it. You can find the lyrics of the song and a link to a CD of childhood songs, but I was not able to find any personal accounts of how the game is played. So in that sense, I hope my little post helps.

I wrote about the Puerto Rico pet massacre when it happened last month. Some searches for those keywords have led people here. I have not read any new developments on that, but will post when I do.

Someone wanted to know how far is Puerto Rico from Texas. It's roughly 2,000 miles, by plane, when you take the direct flight.

Someone did a search with the key words "upset with Silverleaf timeshare" and found this post. I once was a sucker and fell for their scam, and I am stuck with a crappy timeshare that someday I hope I will be able to get rid of.

Ocassionally people searching for translations of the works of Alfonsina Storni or Julia de Burgos find their way to my dead poets collection post.

And that's it, for the most part. It pisses me off a little that most of the searches are for porn, but what can I do. It's human nature, I guess.


  1. I think it's very interesting to see how people get to our blogs. But, I agree that the porn references aren't welcomed!

  2. I don't have any of those gizmos that tell me how people get to my blog...How gross that people are on this perpetual hunt for porn....

  3. Misdirected porn searches make up a pretty significant portion of the traffic to my blog. Sad how many there are!

  4. Hi Ingrid, I thought you might be interested in a Puerto Rican clothing line I came across a few weeks ago. It's i just bought a few shirts. I live in southwest florida and have nothing but the weather around me that reminds me of home (Manati) Let me know what you think.

  5. Pretty cool, Janet. Thanks for the tip. I checked out their website and they have cool stuff. I love the Puerto Rican sayings and the Pitorro t-shirts.