Answering the Searchers

One of my favorite pastimes is checking on my search engine traffic to see what brings people to this site. This being a homeschooling, homemaking blog, I get a lot of the obvious kinds of searches, but some of them are really too good not to share. Here are a few of my favorites in the last couple of weeks.

Is homeschooling wrong? Um. No. What moral sphere are you inhabiting? Murder is wrong. Homeschooling is educating your children…which is more than we can say about a lot of so-called schools.

Should I homeschool? Probably.

Faceboobs. This is a daily search term for me. I don’t know what it means, and I’m scared to Google it. This is not the blog post you’re looking for.

What does a hillbilly look like? I’m not kidding. I get this one two or three times a month! Obviously, Google thinks I’m a hillbilly. Fair enough. Here’s what I look like, no makeup and no baby bump:

A hillbilly, apparently.

Things homeschoolers should know about life. In a nutshell? Keep breathing. That’s always done the trick for me.

Can you homeschool when you and your child don’t always get along? Get along? You mean, like, you have equally hostile attitudes toward each other? Sounds like somebody needs to grow up. I won’t guess which party. Seriously, though, my kids and I have some personality clashes, but I am still Mom. Yes. You can do it. In fact, homeschooling could solve the problem entirely.

Which Duggar will rebel? What busybodies we are! That sounds like a question for Miss Cleo, not Google. You know what I find interesting? In an age when the culture expects that every single child will rebel as a teenager, people predict that the Duggars will have only one rebellious child out of twenty! Sounds like even the naysayers know the Duggars are doing a good job!

When your kids drive you nuts… Take a deep breath and be the grownup. You don’t get to go nuts. Just learn to like ‘em.

How to decide what kind of homeschooler you are. Try something. If it works, keep it. If it doesn’t, try something else. I love the easy ones!

I hate the Duggars. Then you need to turn off the television and get a life. Stop wasting your energy hating people who a) don’t know you exist and b) aren’t doing anything to you.

Reason the Duggars have so many children. Despite the fact that I have watched only three episodes of the Duggars’ show, I am apparently now an authority on the family because of a single post I wrote. I feel pretty safe saying that it is because they are having sex while she is ovulating. How hard was that?

Where did the Duggars get their bus? The bus store. Again, how am I the authority on the Duggars?

Interesting what people want to know, isn’t it?

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  • Rebecca January 31, 2012, 8:44 am

    Glad you summed those up for me! You seriously crack me up!

  • Rachel @ finding joy January 31, 2012, 9:47 am

    This was a fabulous post, my friend. I love looking at the search terms for my blog. Remember…I get all the Buddy the Elf ones…ha ha ha!!

  • Gail @ The Imperfect Housewife January 31, 2012, 10:19 am

    LOL. That’s hilarious. I might have to go look now and see what people search for! :) Thanks for giving me a good laugh this morning!

  • Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents
    Twitter: stacymakescents
    January 31, 2012, 4:07 pm

    LOL Seriously, you crack me up! I’m laughing out loud and my daughter says “Mommy! Who makes you laugh on the computer?!”
    And one more thing – I don’t get funny searches like that. I just get normal, basic ones. I somehow feel very cheated.

    • Cindy January 31, 2012, 4:11 pm

      I’m dying for some normalcy over here. ;-)

  • Melissa Telling January 31, 2012, 4:47 pm

    We have 9 kids. Couldn’t figure out how it keeps happening. Thanks for clearing it up for us. ;-) I love looking at my blog stats, but yours are much more interesting.

    • Cindy January 31, 2012, 9:55 pm

      Happy to help! LOL

  • Mary January 31, 2012, 10:07 pm

    Hahahaha! Those are funny. Sadly, mine aren’t as interesting. Maybe I need to write about more controversial things. ;)

  • Mary
    Twitter: marymakesmusic
    January 31, 2012, 10:15 pm

    I laughed out loud reading this post… thanks!

  • Donetta
    Twitter: donettadalman
    February 1, 2012, 12:04 pm

    This is one of the reasons why I love to read your blog. You. Crack. Me. Up!! LOL! These are awesome!

  • Renee
    Twitter: GrowingStam
    February 2, 2012, 8:41 am

    Haha those are so funny, weird how google will send some people over your blog that way!!!! Some of our funniest “search engine” finds are

    1. huge bellies : so apparently if you post a baby bump you get that!
    2. mother ate her baby : we have babies, we eat,but I never ate our babies!!!!
    3. How to be selfish : apparently if you teach your children at home, you’re selfish?!!!!

  • Dawn _ One Faithful Mom February 2, 2012, 4:45 pm

    WHAT?????? I thought we had these 10 kids because we don’t have a TV. That’s what everybody always tells me!!!! Dang. Are you serious? For real?
    Oh, this post made me laugh so hard. Only on the inside though, cause I didn’t want to have to read it to all these kids.

  • Laura March 12, 2013, 10:30 pm

    Yeah, I know this is an old post, but I had to respond :D
    I have googled ‘is homeschooling wrong’ before. Not because I’m actually wondering whether it is or not (I plan on homeschooling whatever children God blesses me with) but just because I’m interested in seeing what people say against it. However, I found out that basically their arguments all boiled down to the same old tired, boring, and communistic rhetoric ;)
    Anyways, just wanted to let you know why that may have come up as a search that led to your blog (although it never led me to YOUR blog, it may have led someone similar to me).