When I look at the blog stats provided by Blogspot, I can identify two types of bots.
1. Obscure URLs
in obscure places seem to be "reading" items with obscure titles. When I try to be "clever" with made-up words in the title, or use foreign alphabets, or include math symbols in the title, the ObscureBots "read" and register the item.
Here's an example, caught by itself. The graph shows the bots swarming regularly once each day. The item they swarmed on includes the made-up word inancienate.
The bot itself is a perfectly obscure combination:
www.1.cz/s/Semi Auto Capsule Filling Machine companies mail/?p=19
Earlier the ObscureBots had .Best domains, with a prefix made up of made-up words.
Hazarding a guess: These ObscureBots are using my blog as a steppingstone in some kind of scam process, and they want unique search terms
to steer the sucker along the correct path without obvious roadmaps. A title with mixed Russian and English, or a word that doesn't occur elsewhere, or a combo of math and English.
2. Bots working through Google or Amazon have an unerring AI taste for dissident topics. All of my venting about Current Panication gets "read" and registered, even though I typically use nonstandard terms for Current Panication. Google knows what I'm talking about.
Which items are NEVER read by bots? The items that I consider to be unique expressions. My animations of tech history, or semi-math analysis of culture (eg tanh and exp), or real experiments with electronics. I put my educative soul and passion into these items, and nobody reads them.
The pattern is remarkably clear. When I get silly without any real purpose, the ObscureBots gobble it up. When I vent, saying stuff that others have usually said better, the BigBrotherBots gobble it up. When I leave a unique expression of a meaningful topic, it just sits there.
And now I've vented about venting. Which bots will eat this item?
Later: The ObscureBots gobbled it. I should have guessed, because the title is a made-up word.