https://www.google.com/search?q=%22died+in+a+blogging+accident%22&biw=1366&bih=599&tbs=cdr:1,cd_max:1/10/2008&start=0&sa=N&filter=0 I seem to be incapable of finding any google search results before 10th of January 2008 featuring the phrase "Died in a blogging accident" that is not relevant to this XKCD comic. Weird.18.104.22.168 17:51, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Google now has 687000 results for "Died in a blogging accident", "can be found on over 10000 web pages" doesn't reflect that, but I wouldn't know which number to use for an edit :) 22.214.171.124 00:28, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
According to some sleuths on StackExchange, it sadly seems the original "died in a blogging accident" posts no longer exist, as they were posts from a Myspace that is now gone. 126.96.36.199 09:06, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
There aren't any results for 'died in a knitting accident' before Jan 11, 2008. I wonder if there's a similar situation there?
When I attempted to find the two results for blogging accidents, I didn't use the date query feature, and instead narrowed it down by deleting search terms that came up that were usually signs of being influenced by the xkcd comic. However, with this search query: "died in a blogging accident" -xkcd -randall -instagram -chexquest -knitting
on page four, you get two results from the steelguitarforum: https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=36877&view=next (from 2001) https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=881412&sid=2668da1dbca46c81ce7f6fd2b7b8b620 (from 2007) So, unless these dates were changed after the fact, this implies that these two search results were what Randall got. Unfortunately, these aren't people, instead they're a beer brand and a hard drive, respectively. 188.8.131.52 20:13, 22 October 2020 (UTC)