When, googling for a specific meaning of something, the first click sends one off into the woods of interesting topics that are irrelevant to the original question, there comes a moment one realises this.
This mentally brings up the question ‘What [was|were] I looking for?’ This use (subjunctive mood) of ‘to be’ might be a special case as the actual search (ie. for relevant information) did not start.
What was I looking for
What were I looking for
Is this observation correct or do the two sentences mean completely different things? (I’m a non-native speaker)