When I saw that query in this morning’s statistical report, I knew it was time for another stroll through the wonderful world of “What brings YOU to Keepa?” All of the following comes from the list of search terms that brought readers to Keepa via Google during the past 30 days. (If any of these are your searches, don’t cringe – I can’t tell who was looking for what, only what terms resulted in someone’s visit to the blog.)
I notice that despite more than two and a half years of posting, the spelling of Keepapitchinin, or its address at least, still poses problems. Some people had to Google us to find Keepapitchinin.org:
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keep on pitchin
keepapitchinin the mormon history blog
Some searchers are obviously hunting something they’ve seen on Keepa before:
“valley forge” “site:keepapitchinin.org
map of moroni’s travel keepapitchinin
ardis rant about scriptural literalism
three fold mission site:keepapitchinin.org
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Wonder what this Googler had in mind?
“ardis e. parshall” brigham young dresses
I’ll take this one as a compliment:
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The number of these searches makes me grin:
mormon beard contest
1860′s style beard
bearded best in show
best beard prize
orson pratt’s beard
Some people come here looking for you, too:
paradox “maryland stake”
a suitable program was noted kevin folkman
bruce crow on amateur mormon historian blog
kevin folkman lds
pine cone story
Some of us will always wonder, though, whether this searcher was relieved or disappointed:
kevin barney obituary utah
It’s a little surprising that so many people ran this search – and I’m pleased they were rewarded by finding this post.
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boom with a rat trap
get a rap trap that’s bigger than a cat trap
what is the rest of rat trap cat trap
And as ever, I’m touched that this post continues to be found by those who need it:
dressing a deceased mormon
dressing endowed members for burial
dressing the dead
dressing the dead for viewing
mormon death dressing
You’re waiting for this list, right? Well, yeah, that old most visited post has not been neglected this month:
joseph smith marijuana
whitebread mormon marijuana
“mormon national tabernacle in washington”
mormons for marijuana
mormons weed 1910
mormon battalion marijuana
lds church and marijuana
lds church on cannabis
mormons against marijuana
pro medical marijuana mormons
mormons and cannabis history
mormons and maijuana
mormons and marijuana
mormons and marijuana officially statement
mormons and weed
lds church on municipal marijuana
lds medical marijuana
marijuana and mormonism
mormon church view on marijuana
lds members opinions on marijuana
lds position on medical marijuania
lds view on medical marijuana
are mormons against marijuana
are mormons against marijuana?
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marijuana and mormons
james e talmage hashish
Although most posts are invisible by comparison, it’s nice to know that one-of-a-kind Keepa posts were out there on teh interwebz, just waiting for the people who ran these searches:
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was moroni ever in manti
lincoln’s grave robbers
there’s no such thing as a witch song
the great flood of willard utah of 1923
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mormon attitude to menstruation
Even a Funny Bones post can be just what a seeker needs:
I don’t know what page this Googler landed on:
history of mormon church in west virginia
but I’m tickled that whatever he or she found was pleasing enough to result in the reading of *35* posts within the Keepa website on that visit.
I’m pretty sure I didn’t have anything to satisfy the needs of these searchers:
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execution by drowning formerly in france
19th century dirty jokes
I want to know where robert mudget lives
The searcher looking for:
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found a post about Moroni Olsen, but, alas, nothing about a wife. He wasn’t married.
And this searcher:
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undoubtedly found this post and its comments, but not the technical information he may have been looking for.
The grammar of this one inadvertently suggests polyandry, doesn’t it?
why do muslim men make their wife ride in the back seat of the car?
I was right there with the searcher who wanted:
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until I saw that my posted artwork wouldn’t satisfy, as the full search entered was:
israelites destroyed golden calf photos
Sorry, dude, my Kodak was out of film the day Moses came down from Sinai.
Some Googlers type practically a whole dissertation into the search box:
line ascends as you approach the mormon country, until you come to “soldiers’ summit,” which marks the spot where united states troops were placed in order to overawe the mormons in 1858
(um, no it doesn’t), while others write editorials:
mormonism is the wackiest religions of all
And my favorite category, the searches phrased as questions:
are all angel moronis leafed with gold
are old german book of mormons valuable
did you have to pay to belong to the lds relief society
do mormans really believe the moroni angel story?
do mormons have to give blood samples
is gene autry mormon?
how did the utah war end
is mark edward kelly jewish
why are there pacific islander mormons
what is the name of the harlot that corianton was associated with?
was fred mcmurray mormon
who is corianton
where did the gold leaf come from for the angel moroni
when did the lds stop using glass sacrament cups?
what the tabernacle curtains looked like
what is the nutritional information for mormon johnnycake?
how many hymns were written by mormons
how much gold is on the angel moroni
how to clean sacrament trays
why is angel moroni facing west
why wont lds account access other stakes
what kinds of disabilities allow mormon couples to refrain from having children?
As for the question with which we started,
would a woman named ardis wear a hooded cloak?
why, yes, this one would, if it came in a nice charcoal gray, medium-weight wool, with a silky lining. Thanks for asking.
And thanks for visiting.