Thursday, 22 January 2009

Musings And Strange Searches

I'm still suffering some of the after effects of the myriad infections of last week.  The chest infection is still causing me some problems; every now and again, for no apparent reason, I start coughing and find it difficult to stop.  It's a real chesty cough and occasionally it catches me so much that I end up gasping for air and with stars spinning in front of my eyes.  I'm sure it will eventually get better but it is still draining me of what little energy that I have.  I also seem to have a lot of catarrh and I will be glad to be rid of that too.

I have also been having to sleep quite a bit over the last few days. I expect that is as a result of the infections too.  Most of Tuesday was spent in the arms of Orpheus and I managed to sleep at night too, yesterday was a little better with me only sleeping for most of the morning, and today I slept until about 9am.  I shall have to set my alarm tonight because tomorrow morning I have to get up early for my psychotherapy appointment.

On Monday I went to make the video that was postponed a couple of weeks ago because of the maker's illness.  It was decided that to protect my anonymity in view of the subject matter of the video that my part of the video should be done as a voiceover of my presentation.  It all went fairly smoothly and I am now waiting to receive a copy of it to give my approval for its use.  It should be interesting because with my voice being very husky because of the chest infection it will be almost impossible for anyone who doesn't know me exceptionally well to recognize my voice on the video.

Today is the first time that I have actually felt inclined to update my blog, and prior to writing this post I have spent a little time looking at who has been viewing my blog over the last few days.  It can be very interesting to see what leads people to your blog in the first place.  Depression and psychotherapy are often the search terms entered into Google, but over the last few days there have been a number of searches from one country which have used a completely different search parameter.  For some strange reason there have been a number of searches from India for the search term "Procrastination is the thief of time", something that I wrote a post about a few days ago.  I'm not sure whether it is a school essay or one for university students, but there have been multiple searches.  Unfortunately I don't think that my blog will have helped any of them to write their essays, but it has amused me to have my blog come up in these circumstances.  And I'm not easily amused at the moment.


alhi said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better.
Tell me, how do you know what has led people to your blog? There must be an application in the blogger applications, but what is it?

madsadgirl said...

To get this information you need to use one of the free site meter applications that are available. I have two on my blog because I have found that different ones count visitors in different ways, but they all seem to provide you with the facility to find out how people are coming to your site, and if they come via a Google search, what the search parameters are. I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

I often laugh at some of the things that people search which lead them to my blog!

I am with you on the chest infection. What I thought was another sore throat since last week has gradually got worse over a couple of days. I have spent most of the night up coughing or perhaps that should be barking better than the dog. I was determined to see how the weekend went but I feel I should return back to the GP today, I am also gasping for breath and I am struggling to swallow anything my throat is so inflamed. Grrrrrrr if it’s not one thing it’s another. I suspect if I go hospital visiting today I’ll be asked to leave for fear of spreading my germs!

I hope you are feeling better soon! Take care x