I don’t take a lot of notice of my stats for this blog, sure I check them most days to make sure that people are still reading what I write, but I haven’t really been making any attempts to increase my readership. If more people find my blog then good, but I won’t be losing any sleep over it.
I have however become quite addicted to the latest addition to the WordPress.com stats page, the ability to view which country the visitors to my blog come from.
As you can see people are finding their way to my blog from all over the world, whether this is by accident and whether they find what they are looking for are both different questions.
The numbers themselves are not particularly exciting, but the distribution of visitors is quite interesting. The most popular country of origin is the United Kingdom, followed by the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in that order.
Next up after that are Germany and France, which surprised me. I’m not sure why or how they found their way to my blog, but I hope they found what they were looking for.
Most interesting is the long tail, the likes of Azerbaijan, Albania, Georgia, Latvia, Senegal, Slovakia, Pakistan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Jordan, Japan, Lithuania, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Colombia and Chile. There are only one or two visitors from each, but it is good to see a
stream steady trickle of international visitors coming to see me.
Wherever you call home you are more than welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy your visit.