Although I am not the type of blogger (at least not these days) who writes with the intent of drawing a large audience, mostly writing for friends and family, I do occasionally fall prey to curiosity about my readers. After all, I get a number of daily hits beyond the number of people that I know regularly stop by, and I get to wondering how they found me.
Sitemeter is currently disabled due to the IE7 bugginess (someone let me know when that's fixed, kthx) (Edited because it's back up and re-enabled on my blog!), but Typepad also tracks weblog stats for their users and shows the referrer where available, so I did some poking around to see where my last 24 hours worth of visitors came from.
I was somewhat amused to discover that my site is the #1 result on Google when you search for the term non-confrontational. I'm just that non-confrontational apparently.
I also find I have quite a few visitors who stop by looking for recipes (my mom's potato-chip chicken is one that's popular among the google search set, and apparently someone found me on an image search that turned up my uncooked ham and crescent snacks from the time I photoblogged my snack preparation... and there's somehow Hebrew writing involved so yeah... i dunno).
Curiouser and curiouser. So tell me, those of you who have been reading at least semi-regularly, and aren't actual friends or family members, how did you get here?