Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Is there a Wednesday fetish I don't know about?

Easton, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas (twice); Cortlandt Manor, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Melbourne, Australia; unidentified city in Mexico; Ankara, Turkey; Denver, Colorado; Jamaica, New York; Toronto, Ontario; Jensen Beach, Florida; Budapest, Hungary; Flagstaff, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Topeka, Kansas; San Diego, California; York, Pennsylvania; Karlsruhe, Germany; Brampton, Ontario; Evreux, France; Richmond, Virginia; Boynton Beach, Florida...

What do all of these cities have in common?

Over the last few days, someone from each of those cities came to my blog through a Google search that landed them on this page. And, since the search term was either Wednesday or Wednesday Addams, they were either looking for this:

Or this:

I don't know which is more disturbing.

In the past week or so, my traffic has doubled, and most of the increase is looking for Wednesday. Is there some kind of pop-culture significance I'm missing here, or is it a coincidence that such a geographically diverse group of people just want to look at pictures of either a slutty Halloween costume or a seven-year-old girl?

Any thoughts?


  1. Anonymous2:29 PM

    I'm thinking people wanted to dress up as Wednesday Addams for Halloween.

    - Jazz

  2. My most-popular blog post of all time is one in which I describe my girls' Hermione Granger and Smurfette costumes from two years ago. The hits start increasing in late August and reach their peak the week before Halloween. I suspect that your Wednesday post is getting the same kinds of hits.

  3. Jazz and Jen - Yes, I did think of that, but what I didn't put in the blog was that those pictures *consistently* show up in my stats, and year round, that post is the third most common path to my blog, after 'how to remove a squirrel from your fireplace' and 'lego table'. I can see how the September/October hits might indicate possible costume searches. But the ones in Feb. and March?

    And also, wouldn't you expect the hits to be on the actual costume sites? I may be looking for conspiracies where none exist, but it still seems strange to me.

  4. at least they weren't searching for slutty halloween and came to you! And as someone who works with internet sites, I am guessing the original sites have changed their url, such as filed the outfits under slutty then moved them to tarty, thus making your post a more logical search for the spiders.

  5. Wednesday Adams... eh?

    Hmmm... fetishist much.

  6. What about people who want to remove a squirrel from Wednesday Addams on a lego table?

  7. Nat - it's just weird.

    Allison - Now *that* I'd pay to see.