Saturday, March 03, 2007

Where in the world?

I have been debating posting about this topic for sometime now, but decided I would go ahead and do it. Hopefully I won't scare anyone!

When I put the new sitecounter on my blog it added several features. One of the things I can do is check to see where in the world people are who are viewing my blog. There are almost always views from Houston, Spring, Cypress, and other cities in Texas since that is where we know the most people. I can rarely tell who is actually looking at my blog because it doesn't give me names...just server names. It also tells me when people from other states view my blog. Sometimes I can tell who viewed the blog only because I only have one friend in that location. When it says Lancaster, PA I'm pretty confident that I know who looked because I only have one friend there. What I find facinating about the whole thing is that I am getting views from places where I don't know anyone. Now, I am not trying to scare anyone and make them think that I can track their computer business. I can only tell that someone has looked at my blog, and like I said before, most of the time I have no idea who it is. I personally will blog hop at night when everyone else has gone to bed. I have visited numerous blogs of people that I don't know. Usually I get there by clicking on a link in a friend's blog and then clicking on another link and so on. By the time I am done I have visited lots of people I don't know. Some of those I have bookmarked because I really enjoyed the writing style or the topics discussed. So I visit them by going straight to their blog now. And they don't know me! I'm sure they are looking at their sitecounter and thinking...hmmm...Turkey...I don't know anyone in Turkey. I wonder who looks at my blog from Turkey. So here is my list of cities and countries where I know someone has looked at my blog, but I don't know who it is.

Slovenia...I don't know anyone in Slovenia! But, welcome!
Africa...I don't remember which country, but again...I don't know anyone there! And I think this was only once!
New Jersey...Maybe someone I know moved there. Who knows?
North Carolina...now I know several people in North Carolina, but not always in the towns that are listed. Maybe a different server is used sometimes so different cities show up on the map.

Again...this isn't a big deal, and I actually like that people I don't know are looking at my blog. I guess it makes me feel good since I do the same thing! And for those of you I don't know, please feel free to browse the blog. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Kristy and I live in Raleigh, NC. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your blog yet, but I've been a fairly regular reader for a few months and I always enjoy your posts. I visited Antalya, Turkey in January 2006 to help with a conference my church was helping to organize and run for workers in Central Asia. I had such a wonderful time and I got to know several of the workers pretty well and I'm pretty sure I linked to your blog from some others who attended that live in Turkey. So anyway, thanks for letting me read your blog. Your stories are interesting and often funny and I really like the cultural stories. I also love blogs that are faithfully posted to and so I've been happy that you've posted a lot recently. Blessings to you and your family and thanks again for letting me visit!

Natalie said...

Hi Kristy and welcome! My husband says I guilted you into commenting. Sorry! Like I said before I like that people I don't know are reading the blog. And I am writing it so I hope it's being read by someone! Otherwise, what's the point? And the more the merrier I say! Thanks for commenting. It made me smile!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding! You didn't guilt me into commenting. I confess that most of the time I am content being a "blog lurker" as some people have called it, but sometimes I get the urge to break out of anonymity and comment. Plus if it was my blog, I know I'd probably be curious as to who was reading it as well! I look forward to continuing to read. Have a great day!