Thanks, Google!

Way back when I started my blog in April 2012, I wrote a post to articulate the way I see the world and how I expected that perspective to shape my daily (ahem, weekly?) entries. As it so often feels, this post died as soon as it was “published,” slipping away into the ether with nary a comment or “like” to mark that it had ever even existed.

Sigh.

From April 2012–November 2014, my stats for that post, “Up a Chimney Down,” mostly had zero (0) average views per day.

Up a chimney down stats

In November 2014 “Up a Chimney Down” began showing up in my stats now and then.  It was always so nice to see that title pop up, like an old friend dropping by.

Then a few weeks ago that old friend inexplicably started dropping by a lot. (“A lot” relatively speaking, that is, given my blog’s fairly insignificant daily traffic.) Puzzled, I did a quick Google search for “up a chimney down” and “down a chimney up.” Maybe someone was linking to my post or something like that?

Oh, hey—look what came up right below my “down a chimney up” phrase in the search bar. The text in the featured “rich answer box” or whatever that highlighted Google info snippet is called. Yep, those are my words! Pretty cool, I must say! 🙂

Google rich answer box snippet

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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3 Responses to Thanks, Google!

  1. Sally Cissna says:

    Very cool…Congrats!

  2. It’s back!!! Just goes to show, nothing posted on the internet is ever lost. Good news? or Warning? 🙂

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