I told my mom the title of this blog post, and she said, “Again with the hardware stores?” I assured her, it’s not what you think.
WordPress has some pretty nice ways to track who is coming to your site. I have been delighted to find out that many people are finding my blog through Google and other search engines. However, I am not coming up on any searches about “expat living in Germany” or “German travel blog.”
No, most people find me by Googling “German hardware stores.”
On December 19, 2011, I published a post titled, Tara ventures into the German hardware store, which was about me being awkward with my lack of German skills and inability to determine how much a meter was when I bought a tape measure. I feel so sorry for these people each week on Google or Bing who are trying to find German hardware stores and, instead, get this long rambling of an American, 2 weeks into living in Germany, stumbling through a German hardware store.
I guess I don’t feel that bad, though, because, as a result of Google’s faith in my ability to explain “German hardware stores,” my stats have increased significantly. In fact, I even decided I would name this post with that exact search term in the hope of attracting new readers.
Dear new reader,
If you would like to discuss the Bauhaus or other home improvement topics, please leave a comment below. However, I do have a lot more to offer than just hardware store advice. I hope you will give me a chance and read some of my other posts. People tend to like Sundays in Germany and Becoming a Lady of Leisure, though I can try to write more posts for expat home repair in the future if that would suit your interests.
Thanks for giving me a chance,