I got given some advice on how to attract more people to my blog after mentioning to one of the tech guys that my visitor numbers had dropped considerably recently.
Being far to polite to just say that it was purely down to the rubbish posts that i put up, he beckoned me closer and whispered in my ear that the secret was repeating keywords.
Obviously he noticed my blank look and explained that everything came down to the 'zeitgeist' and matching up what people write into search engines with words in the post.
Another blank look later and i was directed to the Google trend page.
The top words written into Google at that time were 'rebecca grant', so it was patiently explained that if i were to write a post about rebecca grant, and use the words rebecca grant as many times in the post as was possible, i would find myself towards the top of Google searches and as people don't delve deeper than a few pages, my blog would be visited more often.
Apparently this is how the more well known bloggers get such big numbers and it was a well known secret that i obviously had missed or just ignored because i tend to glaze over when the tech people start up.
The only problem is that unless you know anything about rebecca grant, which i don't, then the blogger is stuffed. Checking it now, the top words are nfl field pass which means nothing and would mean a 3 word post if i followed this method.
This does leave the dilemma of writing what you want on your blog and let whoever stumbles across it do so, or writing things according to a top 10 list which would attract readers but meant writing things to order as it were, which you cared nothing about.
I promised that i would give it a go and see what happens. Oh and before i forget, whatever you did rebecca grant to make yourself so popular, well done/boo you (delete as applicable).