Friday, June 8, 2012

Pitt stop

I was reading over at Jenn's yesterday.  She reminded us that people end up on our blogs via searches, so I thought I'd dig around and see what keyword searches had brought people here recently - usually a fun activity.

The latest traffic sources include:

bulls spain drawing - Hola!
how should I do my hair today? - Good question, let me know when you find out.
lead holder - Aren't those the bomb?
teen ballerina naked - Okay.  Out.  I mean it.  GedOuttaHere! CREEP.
viking woman -   Hmm...  I think you can stay.

I've mentioned that I have that other blog.  Well, it's not even really a blog.  It's just a wordpress site where I put my artwork.  I sometimes peek at the search terms over there too.  There's the expected stuff like "colo(u)red pencil scenes", "watercolor buddha", "banana split painting" (really?)...  But it never fails.  By far, the most popular traffic-bringing search has to do with this portrait drawing I did about a year ago.

Traffic Cow
For today alone, so far, that site has had 20 hits off of the following image searches:

tyler durden
fight club sketch
brad pitt portrait
brad pitt fight club
brad pitt tyler
brad pitt tyler durden
fight club

*(inhale)* And I don't really get much traffic over there, no other search barely even comes close to the Brad Pitt zone. 

I don't remember what inspired me to draw him.  It wasn't a request.  What about the other celebrities?  Curious, I checked the stats for "all time". 

Poor Anakin Skywalker.  NO searches for him.  Happy Buddha has a pretty nice following as does Optimus Prime.  If I had a dime for every time someone found me by looking for Rafael Nadal's house, I'd have... well... a dime.

Have you checked your stats lately? 


  1. I kinda have a thing for Blake Shelton. Can you draw him?

    I look at my stats once in a while. I get a lot of searches for "long tailed bug." Cuz I took a photo of one.

    1. I remember that bug! It was creepy, but your photography skills helped it look less creepy and more cool.

      I admit that I didn't know who Blake Shelton was so I googled. I will draw him or die trying - not a bad way to go!

  2. Interesting searches to find your blog. I don't review my stats that often (don't get as much traffic as you do). I do occasionally wander over to your "other" blog to see the sketches. Nice rendering of Mr Jolie.

    1. Thanks, and I bet you get some beer traffic at your place ;)

  3. Nice sketch of Brad. Have you ever done one of Johnny Depp? Just sayin'.

    I have probably looked at my stats a couple times in the years of blogging. Five years on previous blog and now this one.

    I will have to take a look at your other blog.

    1. I often forget about the stats, but they are fun to check out once in a while.

      I've been in sort of a passive rebellion against drawing Johnny Depp. It's mainly because everyone and their grandmas has drawn him. But really, I've been waiting for an excuse to halt the rebellion, and you've just given me one!

  4. I second the Johnny Depp nomination. I bet you'd do a great job with him. ;)
    Thanks for the reminder about searches. I plan to head over to mine now!