I don’t look at my blog stats very often. I am still a wee little fledgling in the blogging world, and I prefer to be pleasantly surprised, so I spare myself from counting my followers or my daily views. It would be a fast exercise, to be sure, but I usually focus on the writing.
Every once in a while, though, I take a peak to see if people are actually reading this thing, or if I just write things for the heck of it. I’ll spare you the details, but did want to share one very cool little piece of the WordPress Stats tool: the viewing map.
It’s meaningless to most of you, I’m sure, but to me, it’s an awesomely orange representation of global readership.
Essentially what this clementine-esque version of a world map tells me is that there are people from all over the world who are reading my blog! The color-coding here indicates areas of the world where someone has taken a peak at Perpetual Passenger, with the darkest areas having the heaviest readership. It shows me that my readers come from everywhere – even Mongolia! Even Peru! Even a whole bunch of other countries that are equally awesome! And thank you, USA, for being my biggest fan, but France is catching up. 🙂
Also, for those who may not know, I finally took the plunge and created a Facebook page for my little baby blog. I’d appreciate it if you gave it a thumbs up (at the bottom of the page, or by going here and liking the page), giving you access to more content from the expat and travel adventures I always find myself in. Help me make more of my map orange (or even red)!
Congrats on the global readership!
Thanks! Isn’t it amazing to think about all the content on the web, and that people are accessing it everywhere? It makes me feel old to remember the days of dial-up and how rare it was to have internet, haha!
You’re absolutely right! I feel like where your readers come from rather than the number of hits embodies a quality over quantity type of mindset. Congratulations no the global audience you’ve amassed. Well deserved.
Many thanks! It feels like having a bunch of pen pals. Love it! 🙂 Ps – great blog, by the way!!!
The world map is a cool feature! xxoo