For those of you who do not use WordPress, it comes with some pretty impressive statistics software. It allows you to track hits to your blog from all over the world; links that referred a visitor to your post; and even search terms people plugged into Google that led them to eventually click on your blog.
I have found the search terms that lead people here to be both highly enlightening, and highly entertaining. Some of the terms are ones you would expect, like “working with Dionysus”, “crete labyrinth”, and “ariadne name story”.
Some are a little more unusual, but still understandable, like “ariadne myth accepter version” and “myths about somniphobia”.
But then there are the terms that make you pause and go WTF. (Followed by a searching Google with those terms yourself, because, I do not know). My absolute favorite one of those is “sacrifice myself to cannibal family”.
And then, there are the search terms that hit a little too close to home and make you question what, exactly, is going on.
I have a good history with my technology being hijacked by discarnate entities. My partner’s track record is even more impressive. Together, we have had our computers used as hands-off oujia boards; YIM taken over sending symbols of entities we were talking (not nicely) about; unwritten text messages somehow sending themselves to each other; written text messages morphing into something wholly different; iTunes divination; and random unvisited webpages showing up in our top visited pages boxes, only to disappear when refreshed. Each time, the result was something often painfully relevant to our current goings-on.
One of the bigger instigators of this kind of behavior is Dionysus. I am not sure why, but it feels fitting.
So when, the other day, I saw the search terms someone used to get to my blog were “do not lose yourself dionysus”, I felt a little chill. I chose to ignore it. But Z saw it and pointed it out: that sounds more like a signed message, than anything. A terribly relevant one, as I have been fighting a lot with identity issues as of late.
I repeated that Google search, and this blog was the number one hit. But the next day, another odd search term came up: “left hand path dionysus”. This one also caused an eyebrow raise. I had never given much thought to the Left Hand Path before, until a friend brought it up on their journal a week ago or so. I thought it might be relevant to me, but dropped the point.
This was more confusing, because to my knowledge I had never used the phrase “left hand path” on this blog before. So I went to Google and waded through twelve pages of results, and never did find my blog. Which makes sense, because the phrase was not used on it. But also makes no fucking sense at all, because apparently it led someone to me.
So I am not sure what is going on with that, other than I would like to take the chance to say that I am listening, and to keep sending the messages if I am so disconnected you cannot get to me directly.
(Or, alternatively, if someone reads this that was one of those using those search terms, you could totally tell me I am reading way too much into this situation? Plzkthx?)