The things that bring people to this blog

So often very interested in what brings folks to my blog.  WordPress has a nice little site stats function (as many blogging software does) and one of those stats is the Search Engine Terms which is basically what phrases people use that brings up your blog in search engine (e.g. google.com, bing.com)  results.

The full list from when I actively started using this blog (it will officially be one month tomorrow–though February was a short month) is below but I wanted to make some comments about some of the more interesting items.

A few notes — since I have been importing entries from other blogs there are far more entries here than a month would indicate.  I’ve been an active blogger in some form or other since about 2002.  Nearly ten years of me blathering on about something or other online.  I’ll be importing my old livejournal posts here within the next week but often I will cross-post to blogs especially during periods of transitioning between them.  In other cases, I cross-post when I feel at all inclined to try to keep more than one blog up to date.

Given that, there are a number of posts I’ve already found that are doubles of each other, so I’ll be tweaking things around here to eliminate the double posts unless there happens to be non-double-posted comments on both or (in some cases) more copies.

I haven’t put any of the phrases into a search engine myself yet so have no idea where they fall generally and neither do I know which particular post (since I’ve quadrupled my posts here with the blog imports).  Ok, now some of the interesting ones.

“diana deutsch” musical – this one I found particularly odd.  Diana Deutsch is a psychologist who has done tons of research in musical illusions and how early language acquisition can shape how we hear music.  I don’t know if she’s written a musical (or if a musical has been written about her) but now I’m intrigued by the idea!

arabic musical instruments that europe borrowed – ok, I suppose since I’ve blogged a bit about the origins of stringed instruments, this make sense.  But since I spend far more time talking about how European instruments have been integrated into non-European Art ensembles, this is a bit of a reversal.

don helms – so what is a post-classical cellist doing blogging about the steel guitar player of Hank Williams Sr.’s?  It was actually a pre-written post for a show I did in Nashville that happened to be a Don Helms Tribute concert.

sad ram – I know this is going to really confuse whomever came here to look for info about a depressed sheep only to find a post about a Klingon Ballet instead.

Anyway, the 30 Day Summary is below.

2011-02-03 to Today

Search

Views

contemporary cello techniques

3

contemporary cello pedadogy

2

innovative cello technique

2

keep louisville symphonic

2

death of classical music audiences

2

classical music symphony growth

2

arabic musical instruments that europe borrowed

2

oriental hafla top ten

2

sad ram

1

“diana deutsch” musical

1

lawrence b johnson detroit symphony

1

wither audience classical musicmai

1

history bowed string instrument

1

cello case taksim

1

folsomcommunitycollegetheater

1

classical music audience demographics

1

saskia rao-de haas

1

don helms

1

classical music demographics

1

turkish,music,theory,blog

1

nader abassi.new conception

1

“detroit symphony” “paul hogle”

1

classical music concerts nyc feb 20

1

kentucky solo and ensemblist

1

dso strike detnews 2/17/11

1

you tube cello solos

1

cello pedagogy and cello technique

1

blumine

1

origin of stringed instruments

1

free kulkarni indian classical music cello

1

kennedy center shubhendra saskia rao 2011

1

cello technique contemporary

1

“aaron minsky” education

1

new conception egyptian composer

1

us cities for classical musicians

1

kmea state solo and ensemble contest

1

mahler louisville

1

musician demographics

1

cello pedagogy

1

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4 thoughts on “The things that bring people to this blog

  1. I actually laughed out loud at “sad ram” when I read that! Your searches are much more sane than mine. I get weird stuff like “cello buzzing in my brain” which has prompted me to not want people to be able to find me. I also got “cellist fraud” whatever that means… wish that people weren’t finding my blog on that search either. I also get a lot of questions such as “is there anyone who started playing cello as an adult and actually got somewhere?” This one just makes me depressed since this poor person was hoping to find someone who did “get somewhere” and found me instead. :\ At least the person knows what learning cello as an adult is really like after finding my blog…

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