The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Thank You For Searching, You Nice Strangers

One of my favorite things is to see the search terms that bring people to the blog. I wanted to share my ten favorites. Many made me laugh, but still, I recognized each story that would come up for the hunter.

Also, I just realized I’ve been blogging for over a year. I hope I’m hitting my secret goal–which was to get readers to take a second look at the people around them, at the moments they are living, at the kindness we can so easily miss. Keep hunting for nice things, my friends! Thanks for reading–and for searching!

Thanks from 1st grade Paige! (I promised her life would be this lovely.)

My Favorite NTAS Search Terms:

“chuck norris” drowns a guy in “rice”

small talk in nursing homes

staring contests siblings

new hajduk split soccer tracksuit

people leaning on each other

do australian men like croatian women?

greenery scenery

sad love boys images

“leggings as pants” Budapest

graffiti writing i love u

18 comments on “Thank You For Searching, You Nice Strangers

  1. ApplePieAndNapalm
    November 14, 2012

    I have never checked mine, I’m not sure I want to know. Your list gave me the giggles. I love your blog, always a fantastic read!

  2. senatorbrett
    November 14, 2012

    I looked at NTAS results… my favorite, BY FAR, is: “gun to my head I would totally do Stephen Colbert!” πŸ™‚


    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 14, 2012

      Hmm, wrong blog, perhaps? He’s never graced our webpages. πŸ™‚ We’re PG here.

      • senatorbrett
        November 14, 2012

        No, no… I meant people found me through that search. Sorry. πŸ™‚

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        November 14, 2012

        Ahhh! Gotcha. Now THAT sounds like an entertaining blog post! πŸ™‚

      • senatorbrett
        November 15, 2012

        I think it came through my Twitter feed, actually. One day I tweeted that I felt the coolest that I had ever been because Stephen Colbert’s Twitter account retweeted one of my tweets. πŸ™‚

  3. greenlightlady
    November 14, 2012

    I really enjoy your blog posts! And today I enjoyed a chuckle, here, too! How does one drown in rice anyways? Must have still been in the field. πŸ˜‰
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 14, 2012

      Hehe, I agree. But a rice drowning would be a horrible end! One only Chuck Norris could envision. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for swinging by!

  4. petchary
    November 14, 2012

    I look at mine sometimes too and think,”how weird”! They really are obscure!

  5. Mary Ann
    November 14, 2012

    What a great idea, to blog about your search terms! I get a giggle from mine too. I think it’s great that strangers stop by for a look, even though it might not be what they are looking for!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 14, 2012

      I have a lot of people looking for “beautiful Croatian women,” and I don’t imagine they want to read short stories about them–but perhaps they do! πŸ™‚

  6. journeyman1977
    November 20, 2012

    really think the caption to your 1st grade pic is superb πŸ™‚ and what on earth is a ‘sad love boy’??? πŸ™‚

  7. adinparadise
    November 21, 2012

    I’m off to check mine out right now. Thanks for the giggles. πŸ™‚

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 21, 2012

      Thanks for coming by! It’s almost as cool as the “Views by Country,” and apparently it’s almost as colorful. πŸ™‚

  8. restlessjo
    November 24, 2012

    I think that’s one of the most positive things about blogging, why ever you start- it brings so many caring people into your life.

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