Who Knew?

So, I have Google Analytics. Which means, yes, my blog website is currently calculating exactly how long it is taking you to read this post. Don't worry. It can't tell me who you are. It can tell me where you are, but if you wish to stay anonymous it might help you feel comfort to know that in an average 30 day span I get about 500 visits from 22 states. So, I don't really know who you are or where you happen to be. I just know a handful of options. :)

Anyway, why am I blathering on about this? Well, Google Analytics has this handy feature that explains to me where my visitors originate. It is no surprise that facebook and my mom's blog rank in the top traffic sources for my lil' blog. There is also a little section to tell you what Google searches have brought people to my site. Often people are searching for my blog, typing in gee and sis blog. More often, people search for the oddest things and end up with my blog as their result. In the last year, there have been 46 different phrases that have led readers to my blog. 11 of those searches were some iteration of the question: "how do you spell doggone?" (Stemming from this post earlier this year).

Those searching sometimes spelled it dog gone, dog-gone, dog gon, dog'gone...and so on; 11 different ways.

I feel it is my duty to set the record straight:


It can be used as a verb, adjective or adverb and means to damn (as a verb) or damned (as an adjective or adverb). He's a doggone poor sport or I thought that was the answer, doggone it.

Carry on.


  1. Well, I have a feeling that the google searches that end up on "Musings of a Trophy Wife" may be a little less ...... family friendly!

  2. You're so smart! Thank goodness your blog exists so that people can learn how to spell!