i was wondering recently, when i saw my posts were numbering in the 190’s what sort of post i would make my 200th to be, thinking it should be some kind of ‘special event’.
Today i was checking my stats (and we all know that that makes me!) 😉 and i noticed that as i had not posted for a couple of days ( i’ve had a few other things on my mind of late) my stats were unusually lower than ‘normal’.
i was in two minds about this for one reason – Speedo’s! Yes, those things that can make Tam shivver – and not in a nice way! The somewhat short style of bathing costume favoured of Aussie Surf-lifesavers and which i perhaps a teeny bit sinfully posted a picture of a while back – in Tam’s ‘Honour’ (or dishonour, i am not totally sure which?) 😉
Anyhoo this proved to be somewhat of a conundrum as i began to notice a steady, but small in number, daily stream of searches for: ‘Speedo Boys’ or similarly related terms 😯
After longer than i probably should have, i decided to act against this constant stream of unwanted attention and found out what was attracting this search term and realised it was the aforementioned photograph’s title, not the title of the post it was in.
Now while the picture is nothing to be ashamed or guilty of, showing only a fit, mature aged man at a national surf-lifesaving carnival wearing the sport’s usual costume, it was clearly attracting the attention of some people with less than desirable intent and i did not wish to encourage this activity in any way – so i changed the title of the pic and also deleted it from the post.
I did not delete it from my wordpress gallery however and because of the way search engines work it continued to be viewed and i continued to have search terms like ‘Boys in Speedos’ 🙄
i knew that as soon as the search engines ‘refresh’ their ‘bot trawling’ of my blog (techie term for doing an automated update of their data held in storage) i would no longer be getting the successful hits and was prepared to just let Cybernature take it’s slow course.
It seems to have done so recently as i have had my lowest stats for a considerable length of time – and few views of speedo man! 🙂
I was therefore not feeling unhappy about the lower stats, thinking that at least now i was getting a more accurate reflection of who my true blog friends and visitors are and why they are here ( ie for ‘me’ and not boys in speedos – oh, and for my adorable and by far the most popular post on Top Ten Top Dogs which brings me much traffic for the Old English Sheep Dog searches!)
And then it hit me up the side of the head! WHACK! Huh??
The name of my blog – the purpose i write here. Bring us ALL together – y’know, like Jesus was doing?
i was feeling pleased for ‘ridding myself ‘and my blog of an ‘undesirable’ element’!!!
i was electing to leave some people OUT of us ‘being together’.
( i am Sorry speedo fans/porn lovers/paedophiles in progress – and ALL those – who like me – can at times be weak and guilty of ‘turning away’ – in ALL senses of the term).
Ever done that yourself?
Ever known say, a Christian Church or minister, to do anything like that – make some people feel unwelcome?, Not Wanted? Unworthy of being invited in? Unworthy of God’s Love?
Understand the subtitle of my 200th post??
i hope i am ALWAYS aware of His desire, His Will for ‘me’ and not just my own.