Reese Witherspoon accidentally boosted my blog traffic

Here’s the totally true, completely baffling story of how Reese Witherspoon has sent tons of blog traffic my way.


Little did I know, when I wrote a short post about my new haircut a few weeks ago, it’d bring readers to my blog. In the post, I lamented the fact that I never know what to say to the stylist … With no plan, the first thing that popped out of my mouth last time was “side-swept bangs” a la Reese Witherspoon.  (I’d recently seen the photo on Pinterest.)

Since that post went live on Feb. 18, I’ve seen a big bump in traffic for my little blog. The top search terms have been “reese witherspoon haircuts,” “reese witherspoon weight gain 2012” and “reese side swept bangs.”

It’s currently my most popular post of the last week, with 25 views.

She’s more than a model for good haircuts, though. Just the other day, I read an article from the Washington Post about her work combatting domestic violence. And “Legally Blonde” and “Sweet Home Alabama” are still two of my favorite romantic comedies.

There you have it: The strange, but true story of how Reese Witherspoon made my blog a little more popular.

If writing about celebs gets me more blog hits, maybe I should do it more often!

3 thoughts on “Reese Witherspoon accidentally boosted my blog traffic”

  1. I like both of those ‘romantic’ comedies.
    You just never know what will bring people to your blog….I never woulda guessed that a post about the weght-watcher points for my lunch plus a snickers candybar would be what brings others to my blog either. Never knew “snickers” was so popular.

    1. People are funny, for sure … or at least internet search engines are.

      Snickers is one of my favorite candy bars, actually — that and Almond Joy.

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