The hardest part of blogging is writing something I’m proud of just to have it lost among the hundreds of other posts I’ve written before. So you can imagine how good I feel when something I’ve written moves someone to share it on Facebook. Or when I write about something people are searching for but can’t find anywhere else.
At least I used to feel good. Until I found the most common search terms that brought people to Something Wagging This Way Comes.
Okay, the #1 search phrase of 2013 is “baby golden retrievers are so cute.” So I’m not slitting my wrists yet. But after that the list includes:
- dog sex
- dog sex guide
- dog sex stories
- chastity belt for dogs
- canine sex
- dog sex lovers
- guide to dog sex
- dog lover sex
- dog sex blog
I’m sorry. I can’t go on.
There are a few searches in there for dog food reviews and dog treats. Which confirms for me that the only thing anybody really cares about is eating and sex.
So with all that searching for sexy topics, what are the top Something Wagging posts for 2013?
Top 10 Blogs Posts of 2013
#10 – My Dog Didn’t Bite Thanks to Dr. Ian Dunbar – but it could have been a disaster.
#9 – 10 Funniest Reasons Not To Let Your Dog Go Along in the Car This Summer – because sometimes humor gets people thinking where arguments do not.
#8 – Can You Vacation With a Reactive Dog (without pooping in the woods)? – actually a 2012 post that keeps getting passed around. I’m so glad to write something people with reactive dogs find helpful.
#7 – Save My Life, Help Me Fatten Up My Dog – one of the best examples of how awesome S’Waggers are. There are tons of great suggestions, recipes, and links in the comments.
#6 – 3 Reasons A Dog Will Flinch Without Being Abused – inspired by the only foster dog Honey did not like. I’m happy to have a record of his short time with us.
#5 – 11 Steps to Grieving My Dog – all the comments remind me that loving and losing a pet makes us members of a club none of us want to belong to. But at least we know others understand.
#4 – 12 Cheap Dog Treats That Won’t Kill Your Dog – I don’t write a “useful” dog blog. It’s pretty esoteric. So I’m thrilled when my readers find something I write truly useful.
#3 – The Dog Lover’s Guide to Great Sex – I love it when my commenters write a post for me. This is awesome advice.
#2 – Why I Don’t Train My Dog Better – for those of you who think Honey is a perfect dog. No, she isn’t. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
And the most popular post of 2013?
#1 – Where is the Dog When You Have Sex – the comments are a riot. Apparently I’m not the only one who has found this an issue. I’m just the only one with the nerve to write about it.
I hope that 2014 finds you laughing, learning, and loving what you read at Something Wagging This Way Comes. And who knows? Maybe I’ll even write something good enough so we can stop being the sexy dog blog.
Happy 2014 S’Waggers!
Your Turn: What kinds of posts keep you coming back to a blog? Funny ones? Useful ones? Esoteric ones with weird words in them, like esoteric?