From whence the visitors come

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The web is a fascinating “place” in both the way that it can make the world seem such a small place and the way that people seem to move around pages and end up in all sorts of odd locations. Take this blog as a case in point. I’ve been posting to it for just three months now and due to it being just one of thousands (millions?) of blogs out there, there is no obvious reason to assume anyone would bother reading it. At times this simple reality can make it feel like I’m talking to myself. So I decided to monitor the visitor traffic to see if anyone did visit. Rather than plough through nasty log files or set up a google account to monitor it, I picked one of those drop-in graphical gizmos that various web companies offer.

So four days ago I signed up for a ClustrMaps map, linked to to the site and waited. After four days, I’ve had a total of 68 visitors (not sure if that is unique visitors, I’ve a suspicion that the majority are me if not). Not a brilliant number, but the amount I’d expect after such a short time. The thing that surprised me though were the locations people were from: various parts of Europe, the USA, Canada and even India. It is all too easy to take the world for granted these days, but I still find it really amazing that someone on the other side of the planet might have found their way here.

So if you are one of those people who live outside of the UK and who have stumbled across this blog, please add a comment to this post to let me know where you are from and how you found me.

3 thoughts on “From whence the visitors come

  1. Hi David,
    Since you asked:
    The wife and I and a cat live in a little town named Medina. It’s in the USA. In an area that is called “upstate” New York. We are just 20 minutes South of Lake Ontario and about an hour and one half West of Lake Erie. Farm and orchard country around us, mostly apples, cabages and feed corn. The trees all over town. Beautiful hugh Maples and Chessnut trees are infested with some sort of insect so small it can’t be seen. Some sort of mite I think. All the trees appear to be dieing in the area miles around. Lawns and shrubs are getting it too and I’ve had to put pesticide on the lawn for three years to save the grass and also to help the fight against the things getting in the house. It’s really terrible. It’s the Fall season now and as the leaves fall to the ground so do these little critters. Believe me you can’t see the things. They have a bite like a flea though and are quite annoying crawling on a person.A move next year I think but the insects appear to be everywhere and in many states evidenced by people itching and the leaves falling off the trees even in the spring. OK, more than you wanted to hear but most likely of some interest eh?

    Your website was a link in the Register today.(thanks for the info by the way)


  2. Morning!

    I tripped over you via another sites’ reference to the WUD. (That’s Windows Update Debacle)

    Sitting in Gibraltar watching the Sun come up over the Rock.

    My wife is at home in Southern Spain with our three daughters – two of whom have the most awful colds having just returned to school and done the ‘bug exchange’ thing that happens at start of term time… So they’ll all be miserable and unable to play in the pool.

    Kinda glad I’m at work, despite missing them dreadfully everyday, especially toady 🙂


  3. Terry, that’s really sad news. I have a probably slightly unrealistic view of upstate New York as being truly beautiful during the autumn, with mile upon mile of trees turning shades of red and brown. The idea that those trees are dying is awful.

    “DrtyBlvd”, are you one of the many Brits that have moved to southern Spain to escape our naff weather? I love visiting Spain and so am truly jealous 🙂

    Thanks to you both for taking the time to leave your stories on my little corner of the internet.

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