For those of you who read blogs but don't actually blog yourself, you may not know that I can see you.
Well, not you, actually. More like your IP address.
Like most blogs, mine has a little tracking device embedded in the code, and it shows me all sorts of information.
For example, I know that I have a new reader in Farmington, New Mexico. (Hi, Farmington! If you feel comfortable, please post a comment so that we can "meet"! If not, please feel free to keep lurking--it's just nice to know I have a relatively local reader.)
I know that of the last 100 views, readers have visited from the United States, Costa Rica, Canada, South Africa, China, Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, and Portugal.
Most readers come to my blog from other blogs that have linked to me, but at least eight readers in the last 100 have come from a Google search. What were they Googling?
Two Googled me (!)--the keywords were "femminista della casa". The others searched on
- jemez pueblo
- raising chickens
- radical lace subversive knitting skull
- vodka as cleaning agent
("Busty" comes up nearly every day. I'm thinking it's adolescent boys hoping for an entirely different sort of blog. Along with disappointment, they get a little education on breast cancer.)
I don't know if most bloggers check out their stats, but I am new and I am trying to figure out the whole blog demographic thing. It has been great to watch the readership grow from my parents and my friend Stephanie to a real international group!