Sunday, February 25, 2007

Visits

Ok a confession - I've been spying on visitors (via a 30 day free subscription to hitslink.) It ends any day now so soon I'll be back to blogging oblivion.

As a procrastination tool, it tops the list - with pie charts, logs and graphs. It's been fascinating finding out about visiting patterns. Besides my regulars from the UK (you know who you are) - in the last week I have a rapidly growing number of visitors from China (all alerted by RSS feeds to new posts) Hello readers in China! Straight after posting there's a flurry of hits worldwide. Regulars pop around at more or less the same times each day. Right now the UK and US provide most readers and (surprise, surprise) South Africa one of the least. When I started I automatically assumed that local interest would be higher than international (despite a host of social inequity issues)


Maybe over the next month I'll rethink my sidebar or maybe I won't...

3 comments:

Pillock said...

You'll have been able to observe some of my procrastination habits then. I often click trough everyone on my sidebar, posting comments, then I click through them again, to find replies, or to read what's going on in comments even when I haven't left one. I haven't got any of these feed thingies, so sometimes I just go through to see who's updated... I really need to apply some focus and discipline to the whole blogging thing.

far away said...

Hi P, I settle on a site with loads of links like Mr Stack's and use it as a base to catch up everywhere.

It is interesting to find out who is visiting - but the novelty soon wears off - much better to be writing masses than piffling around huh?

Pillock said...

Yes, much better. I'd reply more but I have masses more to write tonight.