This blog is not much more than an outlet for my writing. Along the way, I hope I amuse a few people and maybe even inform anyone who 1) has a terrier 2) is interested in wine 3) likes the country life (even if I only do it part time) 4) travels and 5) likes to laugh at English people. So we’ve established that I’m not blogging professionally. However, I do have Secret Squirrel Hit Counting Software. And I am interested in what gets people over here to Left Coast Cowboy Land. Some of the traffic patterns are predictable. Terrier people from the various groups I belong to on Facebook follow me here. Groups of people who read blogs that have me on their blog rolls come here weekly. And a growing number of people actually subscribe to this blog through a blog reader or by email (see the “Don’t Miss a Post” sidebar on the right hand side of this blog.)
Then there are my Google people. Anyone who goes on Google and searches on any combination of “cowboy music”, “cowgirl music” or “yippee-kay-yay”, gets sent here. Must be this post, this post and this post. Speaking of music, I have proclaimed loudly and long that I possess the most complete and broad-ranging collection of Christmas music ever assembled. I can make you a Dance Party Christmas list, a Come to Jesus Christmas music list, Cowboy Christmas and so much more. Needless to say, starting around this time of year, I get hundreds and hundreds of hits from people looking for Christmas music suggestions. I’m happy to oblige.
But I still find it interesting how many really odd searches seem to channel people right over here. Not only are these weird, very specific and very strange searches, but, with all the craziness on the InterWebs, I’m amazed there aren’t dozens of crazy conspiracy theory sites that wouldn’t pick these searchers off long before they hit my blog.
For instance, this morning I noticed that two people got here on these independent searches:
Smooth Fox Terrier handsome boy and How do I find a nice Englishman
Okay, I have both. So not that unexpected.
But browsing through my hit counter, I’m not sure how to explain these:
female funny cowboy songs aboutcity girls catching cowboys
Sorry, remember. I have an Englishman. They aren’t cowboys.
Living The Pioneer Way
Uh, not really. Even when the Wi-Fi goes out.
fat lard austin powers
Hmmm. I’ve chronicled my various get-fit schemes, but I don’t think I was ever that badly out of shape.
apocalypse grocery list
I do can a lot. But I’m not sure that’s going to save me. Except I did write this post.
that one friend who gets shit done
Hmmm. If you have to take to the InterNets to find that friend, you don’t have that friend. And no one at Left Coast Cowboys can help you.
The fermentation of the grapes
Now this is logical. But I wonder how many pages and pages of Google results someone had to go through — including every Ag Department site in every state that has a wine industry, every college that has a viticulture program and every winery site — before they got to Left Coast Cowboys.
So how did you get here?
Hi Lisa – Handsome Boy Fox Terrier search on Google would have taken a searcher to my photography business blog – http://phoduct.wordpress.com and a post where I featured both Smooth Fox Terriers and the music of Handsome Boy Modelling School, featuring Cat Power. Further down in the nascent blog is a link to the excellent leftcoastcowboys… its a complex web we weave, which traps the prey!
I come from another blog which I like to reed during my lunch break. I dont drink vine, I have no terriers and I’m not looking for an Englishman 🙂
I just like the stories on your blog. My new favorite story is the one from Oscar hunting the wood rat.
Big Brother/Sister is watching us….. now you have the chance to compare the avatar with the real head behind the screen.
Greetings from where the web was born!
I found you while reading Mrs. G’s most excellent “Derfwad Manor.” I discovered that you not only owned SFTs, but are quite possibly the most interesting person on the Internet, and are perhaps a distant relative, given our sometimes frighteningly similar sense of humor and interest in dogs, gardening, and Vespas. I hope someday we meet in person!
Aha! Tom. But the search was “Smooth Fox Terrier handsome boy”. And that word order gets my blog closer to the top choice!
I can’t recall where I learned about your blog. Probably a link from someone I normally read? Probably interested just because you’re in the NOCA area, but then I enjoy all the stories about your life. You write well and that’s an important criterion for me. Rock on! Even if you are an Army brat. 😀
I probably found this site when I searched for gardening blogs. I am a dog lover, gardener, traveler to England and I keep coming back because I like your writing style and sense of humor!
Stop the bus – just seen the comment that mentioned you are into vespas. As an owner of a 1964 smallframe v90 up until last summer, this is getting too weird. Maybe we are all the same and just can’t see it?
Tom, my Vespa is a 2010 LX150 (carburetor version), although my husband does own a 1978 P200, as well as his 2006 GTS 250ie. My daughter the Amazon, alas, rides a Yamaha Zuma, though she would be a beauty on a Granturismo. I have just under 10k on mine. chi vespa mangla le mele.
My Vespa is a gorgeous Aqua Blue, but unfortunately, it sits in a garage because I haven’t learned to ride it yet. I think I’ll take it out of San Francisco up to Sonoma where it might be less frightening to ride. Although I’m not sure what’s more dangerous — SF drivers or large trucks filled with hay bales or wine vats.
I found you through The 7MSN Ranch! Then did a double-take w/ the SFTs! My sister had one- he was the funniest dog!
Love reading about your adventures – very different from my life!
I’m sure I found your blog on a smooth fox terrier search. I have a smooth fox terrier named Olly and enjoy reading about your terriers. They are fun dogs.
7MSN Ranch. I enjoy your writing and stories about the terriers, wine, country living and eccentric Englishmen.
We were driving from Seattle to Carson City to pick up our rescue SFT, named Reno then, now renamed Django. I spent much of the time Googling SFTs, and ran across your post about why Obama needed a terrier, and loved it! Been following you ever since. BTW, ithink we should take a terrier caravan to D.C. to help the President. He needs them now more than ever!
I googled “That one friend who gets shit done”.
I came here from Roger’s blog post “Blogs of my Blog.” Up until Google kaputed it had a gadget feed on iGoogle homepage. I miss the iGoogle homepages. Used the Home, Sports, and News ones daily. LCC was the top left gadget on the Home one. Now I use a bookmarked link, but may go ahead and use RSS feed on toolbar.