While looking at my Referers page (thanks to WordPress for getting that back on track this week), I noticed someone found my site by searching for “carla doll” — which is what I called the picture on my “About Sappy Chick” page. It’s just one of those silly .png graphics I created on one of those sites, and hey, if there were ever a doll patterned after me, that is what I’d like her to look like.
It has another little meaning to about a guy I was involved with — but that’s a much longer story.
Anyway, back to the Google search. I thought, “Hm, I wonder what this search brought up.” It was a UK Google search, so I assume whomever searched for this sort of doll lives overseas. But I figured I’d just click on the link and see what comes up.
So my site was third on the list. Not too shabby. Then I notice in horror that the link to my blog shares the page with seven — SEVEN! — links to SEX TOY WEBSITES!
Did you ever see the movie Signs? Do you remember the scene where Joaquin Phoenix’s character first sees one of the aliens on TV and practically leaps out of the chair and looks like he needs to change his underwear? That was my reaction. Here’s my poor “Sappy Chick’s Ramblings” among all sorts of toy names that I refuse to type here because I KNOW that now that I have mentioned sex toys in this post, I’m going to wind up on the search results of even more perverts.
I realize there’s no solution to this, and I’m sure this has happened to many of you out there. The way search engines come up with their results makes it inevitable that anyone’s blog could come up in some weirdo’s quest for some freaky stuff, but this is the first time it’s happened to me.
I suppose after six and a half months or so of blogging, I should be glad I discovered it only once; however, that’s no consolation.