On Saturday at 4:45 PM Eastern time, this website recorded its 3,000th hit since February 23, 2002. That’s roughly 600 hits per month! But the web visitor who produced hit #3000 evidently didn’t find what he or she was looking for. He/she left after only viewing one page on the website, having found the site by searching on Yahoo for “jen04.”
I find such searches perplexing — who would look for “jen04″? — but I get quite a lot of them. I’ve had at least 31 people find my website by searching for “jen04,” “jen01,” “jen24,” or some other combination of the name “Jen” and a random two-digit number. (By far the most popular is “jen13,” with 16 hits.) I don’t know why they do it, but they do. And they find my site because of the Jen page, which has links to 32 digital pictures of my best friend Jen Persaud — each named jen01.jpg, jen02.jpg, etc.
After the mysterious “Jen” searches, the most common search-engine topics for visitors to my website are: Elizabeth Carlson, the Newington High School graduate who was tragically murdered earlier this summer (30 hits); the September 11 attacks (at least 25 hits, probably many more); retired NHS musical director Josef Treggor (24 hits); the Red Army Choir (17 hits); and searches related to my cross-country train trip (17 hits). There have also been 12 hits from people searching simply for “Brendan Loy.”
I’m sorry for the recent lull in news updates here. Check back soon for more, including information on my new digital camcorder!!!