Turtle Tops

It’s meme time!

Bobbie has tagged me for a meme. The game is to enter a string of words — preferably not a post title, and the shorter the string the better — into the Google search engine, in hopes of turning up one’s own blog in the very first spot.

That was a long sentence. Once more,

  1. Think of unusual or creative phrases you’ve used in your blog — the fewer words, the better.
  2. Alternately, think of several seemingly unrelated words that are contained in one of your blog entries.
  3. Google the group of words.
  4. See if your blog turns up at the top of the list.

Bobbie came up with a nice list of twelve phrases. Even before I’d read it through, I was hoping — and satisfied — to see that “exotic underwater nudies” was on her list. (A delightful post, by the way, even if it has nothing to do with sordid Saturday nights.)

So I hied myself over to Google. And the first phrase I entered, as a test, was one from Livingisdetail’s blog: “paddock thong“. Success! The top two Google items were entries from One Little Detail. (Livingisdetail’s “paddock thong” post, a humourous look at search terms, deserves to be read too.)

In order to answer this meme’s challenge, I decided to go through my Limericks of the Turtle page and pull out short phrases. I succeeded in finding four three-word strings and three two-word strings that will put my blog at the top of Google’s list. Some of you may remember supplying the word around which I built some of these poems. Here are the top Turtle blog turner-uppers:

  • moth mouse smote
  • mousies not chickies
  • wee gamine Laura
  • young puffin perched
  • food’ll reveal
  • smiled beakily
  • swelly marm’lade.


Now it’s your turn! I call on S. Le, Almostgotit, and Lolarusa to try the meme. If anyone else does as well, I’d be happy to hear from you in this entry’s comment section.

That’s all for now. Time to curl up with the dogs and my latest French novel (and those of you familiar with Victorian literature would know that  “French novel” was once as ambiguously risqué a phrase as “paddock thong” or “exotic underwater nudie”) .

12 Responses to Turtle Tops

  1. Wonderful, wonderful! Love the phrases that make Voice of the Turtle numbah one!!

    But hey, now you’re stealing my “exotic underwater nudie” juice. *shock* After I read your post, I searched anew on that phrase, and Voice of the Turtle — and this post — is now on page one of the search results — at position number five, right beneath four for The Right Blue.

    Wonder what would happen if everyone of us did a post mentioning everyone else’s terms. World domination!!! (We could do it.)


  2. lavenderbay says:

    Whoa, Bobbie, I never thought about boosting my visibility by using one of your phrases! Your lawyer, though, will hopefully point out that because the “nudies” phrase links back to your blog, you can pretty much claim that as a fifth ad for The Right Blue.
    Your suggestion of World domination is fascinating. I wonder if Google would request sick leave after trying to decide in what order to place all those entries?

  3. “Wee gamine Laura” … hmm … that reminds me of our old dance instructor.

  4. lolarusa says:

    I accept your challenge, lavenderbay. Here are some search terms I came up with:

    “mesmerizing song and dance”
    “their every charming detail”
    “excellent rautalanka”
    “terrifying images of the Great Flood”
    “hassled and screamed at”
    “proto-feminist teen anthem”

    This activity is somewhat addictive.

  5. lavenderbay says:

    Lol, Dennis! That particular limerick was actually a send-up of The Exorcist. I hope your dance instructor didn’t resemble anything more from it!

    Those are great search terms, Lolarusa! They sound like someone had a hard day at the Talent Agency. Btw, I don’t yet know if rautalanka is a musical instrument or an egglpant entree or what; will have to google it!

  6. […] Game: Put Your Blog on Top Lavenderbay over at Voice of the Turtle had a good suggestion for a game: The game is to enter a string of words — preferably not a post title, and the shorter the string […]

  7. almostgotit says:

    Well, let’s see:

    * Any phrase containing “TITSNOB”
    * Jolie Breasts Eww (I was right that I’d be the only one to combine those words!)

    (and am I the only one to see a certain unintended theme here? Ooops–)

  8. lavenderbay says:

    Way to go, Almostgotit! I can’t see any theme in your search terms. One has to do with an institute of higher learning, the other with an actress. Oh, wait! Both search terms reflect your interest in current events; I know how you like to keep abreast of things.

  9. livingisdetail says:

    Lol, I am still the number one site for paddock thongs. Very funny. I might have to design a range. Scary.

  10. lavenderbay says:

    Worked for you, did it, Almostgotit?

    You could name them after beloved bovines, Livingisdetail: the Elsie; The Daisy; the Buttercup…

  11. livingisdetail says:

    Brilliant LB! I might have to drag you into the design team.

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