Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Google It

I love to look at my stats and see who is visiting me, where they are from, and how they find me. Many people find my site through google, searching for things such as (and these are real): "huge wimp" (yes, I admit to saying that on my blog several times), "i've got no taste buds" (I feel sorry for this person because I'm sure my post about my son's ability to eat anything did not help their situation), and "kasie hot" (I like that one, but they probably learned right away they didn't find the right Kasie). But the most googled subject on my blog is variations of this: "reasons to stop going to the gym" (with a close second being "cold towels")

I know, it's disappointing. It has nothing to do with writing. But, I'm sure they're disappointed when they get here too, because this is the post this google search would lead them to on my blog: Gym post

But because I am a giving person, I have decided to oblige these people who are looking for good excuses to stop going to the gym. On Friday, I'm going to post the Top 10 reasons why you should stop going to the gym. I would love your help though. I've come up with a few. For example: *It's swine flu season and every surface in every gym is covered in swine flu germs. I have my health to think about. Or how about: *I wouldn't want to get caught in the middle of a steroid-fueled fight.

So what about you. Give me some real reasons or some funny ones of why people should avoid the gym.


  1. Oh no, I'm trying to get motivated to keep going to the gym. All I need is more reasons to quit. My favorite personal excuses is: Going to the gym makes me sweat and sweat is yucky.

  2. Ah, the google search. My number one is "forbidden loves stories." Yup. But my favorite one that made me laugh was "horny emo love stories." Yes, for realz.

    As for the gym: Practically speaking, it's expensive and I don't have that kind of money.

    There's also the risk of creepy gym guys hitting on you. Carrie did a post on one I hope I never meet.

  3. Okay, I just had to go check my google stats and share. My number one searched term, "tightrope walking" followed closely by "I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it" Yes, the WHOLE sentence. Ha! Who would have guessed. This is fun!

    And Natalie brings up a good point. Carrie's creepy gym guy could be lurking around. That story practically made me pee my pants I laughed so hard!

  4. I remember Carrie's post about the gym awhile ago that was pretty funny. That would be a good link to put in there!

    I looked up my stats. The most popular is "what comes after trilogy."

    Seriously, what does this say about me? BORING!

    Reason I don't go to the gym: Money, and I have a kid that doesn't go to school yet. I live right around the corner from a Gold's Gym. It's a shame I don't go, really.

  5. Okay, how 'bout creepy naked gym girl. Yes, it's true. I was hit on by a naked women in the dressing room once.

    I was more disturbed by the elephant-in-the-room awkwardness of so many naked women acting as if they were unaware they were unclothed than by the come on. I undress in the stall (in the dark, preferrably). I don't understand this "liberation" so I can't go to the gym until I'm comfortable around flesh.

  6. Here's my reasoning: if I want to lose an hour or more of my day, get kids taken care of, and then be forced to shower, I'm going somewhere relaxing. That serves me food. Food and relaxation trump sweat and misery every time.

    How do you check google stats? Do you have to have an application or something already on your blog?

  7. The number one google search for my blog is "picture of fairies" followed by "fairies." And I don't write about fairies! I only used a fairy painting to illustrate one of my posts once.

    I don't discuss gyms.

  8. I recently had someone find my blog by searching the words, "tormented mind." I'd say they found exactly what they were looking for. :)

    Here's my reason for not going to the gym: I don't have cute enough work out clothes. :)

  9. No one--ever should have to be exposed to spandex biking shorts. Whoever invented them was trying to play a cruel trick on the world and some people never caught on.

    Also, I love that you're feeding the masses. You find out what they want and you provide. You're like the Mother Theresa of blogdom.

  10. Candi, sweat is yucky. And I'm not one of those girls who "glistens" I sweat.

    Natalie, nice searches. LOL And I read Carrie's post on "speedo man"--funny!

    Michelle, those are both good reasons not to go to the gym. And you are far from boring. What does come after trilogy anyway?

    Tricia, LOL I, too, have no clue how girls can be so comfortable with their nakedness. Never going to happen for me. :)

  11. Heather, good point. A pedicure sounds good right about now. :) And, yes, you need an application to get your states. I use "google analytics" It's free, you just have to sign up. I know others use "site meter". I'm sure there are others too.

    Linda, did I miss the fairy painting on your blog? I better go google it. :)

    Renee, you made me laugh. That's funny. And I love your excuse for not going to the gym. It's definitely a valid one. :)

    Jenn, Mother Theresa of blogdom. HA! LOL I do agree with the fact that no one should ever have to view spandex.

  12. Oh, the creepy naked woman! There was a woman at my gym who walked around totally bare from the hips down, but on top she had shirt, jewelry, EVERYTHING. And she surprised me one day. I nearly had a heart attack.

  13. Carrie, where the heck are you working out? LOL

  14. Hi Kasie!

    I can never work out again...It takes away from my writing time! Too busy, must write!

    Truthfully, if exercise were a mandate I would be in serious trouble.

    Blessings to you...

  15. Tamika, I would be in trouble too because the minute someone tells me I HAVE to do something, I suddenly don't want to. It's a horrible stubborn compulsion I have. :)

  16. I don't like it when guys lift weights and stare at themselves in the mirror, like I'm just waiting for them to lean over and kiss their muscly selves.

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