Every once in a while, we long-suffering bloggers check our WordPress stats and are thrilled by a sudden explosion of new views or followers.
That’s probably the most awesome thing that can happen to bloggers when checking out our stats, but a close second has got to be finding out the search terms people used to find our blogs.
Because those can be downright hilarious.
Like tonight, when someone inadvertently navigated to my site after asking the internet whether bubbles cause obesity.
I just… can’t make heads or tails of this idea.
I mean, I get the logistics of the search results (my blog has “bubbles” in the title and I guess I’ve talked about dieting and obesity a couple of times), but what’s really throwing me is the idea that someone, somewhere, is genuinely wondering whether bubbles may be responsible for their weight problem.
What kind of bubbles are they even envisioning? Spit bubbles? Soap bubbles? The kind of bubbles you played with as a kid?
Is there some kind of granola-hippie nut job out there suggesting that chemicals in children’s bubble formulas are responsible for the obesity epidemic in America today?
Have you tried losing weight only to watch each diet fail, time and time again? Well, stop torturing yourself, my friend! There’s no need to feel guilty… you’ve been a victim of the Great Bubble Conspiracy. Once released from the nefarious bubbesphere, you’ll see pounds melt off effortlessly, without changing your lifestyle or spending countless hours at the gym!
I seriously doubt bubbles have anything to do with gaining weight, unless the bubbles in question are the bubbles in bubble tea. Because those have a startling number of calories.
Sheesh, these weight-loss gimmicks are getting weird.