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Thinking of site statistics…

I love looking at the WordPress statistics, if only to see from where in the world people are visiting my blog.

I think the most exotic place that’s ever visited is Kyrgyzstan. And I know the numbers for China are off because most Chinese have to find a hole in the Great Firewall of China to read my blog and so they show up as coming from a proxy somewhere in Europe or the Americas. And for a whole host of reasons, the US is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, dominating the nearest competitor by more than 10:1 (more people online, I write from the US, I write in English…).

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 24,198
Canada FlagCanada 1,899
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,626
Australia FlagAustralia 1,158
France FlagFrance 794
Germany FlagGermany 784
Spain FlagSpain 620
Italy FlagItaly 606
Brazil FlagBrazil 425
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 362
Mexico FlagMexico 296
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 280
Thailand FlagThailand 267
Poland FlagPoland 261
Austria FlagAustria 234
India FlagIndia 228
Belgium FlagBelgium 211
Japan FlagJapan 200
Sweden FlagSweden 197
Philippines FlagPhilippines 175
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 173
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 170
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 154
Singapore FlagSingapore 144
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 135
Argentina FlagArgentina 128
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 122
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 119
Greece FlagGreece 119
Romania FlagRomania 117
Hungary FlagHungary 115
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 111
Egypt FlagEgypt 106
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 105
Turkey FlagTurkey 104
Colombia FlagColombia 93
Portugal FlagPortugal 87
Ireland FlagIreland 76
Norway FlagNorway 75
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 73
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 73
Peru FlagPeru 71
Israel FlagIsrael 69
Denmark FlagDenmark 68
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 68
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 53
Finland FlagFinland 52
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 50
Myanmar FlagMyanmar 49
Ukraine FlagUkraine 42
Cambodia FlagCambodia 41
Serbia FlagSerbia 34
Chile FlagChile 34
Panama FlagPanama 30
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 30
Croatia FlagCroatia 29
Belarus FlagBelarus 29
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 26
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 26
Lithuania FlagLithuania 26
Pakistan FlagPakistan 25
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 24
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 23
Oman FlagOman 21
Iceland FlagIceland 20
Tunisia FlagTunisia 19
Ecuador FlagEcuador 19
Iraq FlagIraq 18
Sudan FlagSudan 16
Morocco FlagMorocco 16
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 15
Namibia FlagNamibia 14
Barbados FlagBarbados 13
Lebanon FlagLebanon 13
Bermuda FlagBermuda 13
Bahrain FlagBahrain 13
Algeria FlagAlgeria 12
Qatar FlagQatar 11
Georgia FlagGeorgia 11
Guatemala FlagGuatemala 10
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 9
Estonia FlagEstonia 8
Azerbaijan FlagAzerbaijan 8
Nigeria FlagNigeria 7
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 7
Moldova, Republic of FlagMoldova 7
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 7
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 6
Malta FlagMalta 6
Cyprus FlagCyprus 6
Latvia FlagLatvia 6
Uruguay FlagUruguay 6
Kuwait FlagKuwait 5
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 5
Yemen FlagYemen 5
Jordan FlagJordan 4
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 4
Honduras FlagHonduras 4
Bolivia FlagBolivia 4
Virgin Islands, U.S. FlagVirgin Islands 4
China FlagChina 4
Montenegro FlagMontenegro 4
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 3
Albania FlagAlbania 2
Mauritius FlagMauritius 2
Northern Mariana Islands FlagNorthern Mariana Islands 2
Nepal FlagNepal 2
Jersey FlagJersey 2
Libya FlagLibya 2
Palestinian Territory, Occupied FlagPalestinian Territory, Occupied 2
Saint Lucia FlagSaint Lucia 2
Guadeloupe FlagGuadeloupe 2
French Polynesia FlagFrench Polynesia 2
Iran, Islamic Republic of FlagIran, Islamic Republic of 1
Kenya FlagKenya 1
Cuba FlagCuba 1
Bahamas FlagBahamas 1
Benin FlagBenin 1
Gibraltar FlagGibraltar 1
Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire 1
Botswana FlagBotswana 1
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 1
Gabon FlagGabon 1
El Salvador FlagEl Salvador 1
Martinique FlagMartinique 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 1
Tanzania, United Republic of FlagUnited Republic of Tanzania 1
Kyrgyzstan FlagKyrgyzstan 1
Jamaica FlagJamaica 1
Djibouti FlagDjibouti 1
Paraguay FlagParaguay 1

One of the cool things about blogging…

I checked the site statistics today to see where my visitors come from. I think it’s one of the coolest features of WordPress, especially when they render that little map showing the countries, color-coded for traffic volume. One country I noticed as absent, especially when looking at the map, is China – how can 1/4 of the world’s people have NEVER looked at my blog, when I’ve gotten hits from places as diverse as Cuba, Cambodia, and the Palestinian Territories? Then I talked to a friend of mine in China, who told me that the Chinese government blocks all blogs at the Great Firewall of China. So clever Chinese users have workarounds and relays they can connect to to read blogs. He demonstrated it for me, and sure enough, my traffic went up in some other country that day (I think it was France, but hard to tell). So I do have Chinese readers, they’re just not showing up as such.

So here’s the alphabetized list of countries and hits. I am using the names of countries as provided by WordPress – if there are any objections to these names, I apologize.

Afghanistan 15
Albania 2
Algeria 2
Argentina 53
Australia 584
Austria 169
Azerbaijan 4
Bahamas 1
Bahrain 8
Bangladesh 4
Barbados 1
Belarus 20
Belgium 104
Bolivia 2
Botswana 1
Brazil 175
Bulgaria 21
Cambodia 31
Canada 614
Chile 6
Colombia 77
Costa Rica 4
Côte d’Ivoire 1
Croatia 11
Cuba 1
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 41
Denmark 28
Djibouti 1
Dominican Republic 4
Ecuador 8
Egypt 86
Estonia 1
Ethiopia 1
Finland 14
France 339
Gabon 1
Georgia 4
Germany 325
Greece 88
Guadeloupe 2
Hong Kong 45
Hungary 79
Iceland 16
India 144
Indonesia 51
Iraq 8
Ireland 40
Israel 18
Italy 234
Jamaica 1
Japan 59
Jersey 2
Jordan 2
Kenya 1
Kuwait 5
Latvia 2
Lebanon 3
Lithuania 18
Luxembourg 14
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 4
Malaysia 90
Malta 3
Mauritius 2
Mexico 118
Moldova 6
Montenegro 4
Morocco 10
Myanmar 33
Nepal 2
Netherlands 202
New Zealand 49
Nigeria 6
Northern Mariana Islands 2
Norway 33
Oman 16
Pakistan 16
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 2
Panama 4
Paraguay 1
Peru 19
Philippines 105
Poland 80
Portugal 42
Puerto Rico 5
Qatar 9
Republic of Korea 40
Romania 37
Russian Federation 136
Saudi Arabia 36
Serbia 17
Singapore 83
Slovakia 14
Slovenia 46
South Africa 19
Spain 373
Sri Lanka 4
Sudan 16
Sweden 63
Switzerland 33
Syrian Arab Republic 4
Taiwan 14
Thailand 110
Trinidad and Tobago 2
Turkey 29
Ukraine 24
United Arab Emirates 10
United Kingdom 781
United States 10001
Uruguay 5
Venezuela 8
Viet Nam 45
Yemen 1

20,000 viewers!

Today, I passed the 20,000 viewers mark. And surprisingly enough, at the time of writing, Egypt was the top viewing country of the day, with 66, and the US came in a distant second at 14. Usually the US is the 800 pound gorilla in the viewership statistics. In a shout-out to my readers, I’d also like to acknowledge the folks in Afghanistan who’ve read my blog – I’m guessing you’re US (or NATO) servicemen and women, but just as cool if you’re Afghan citizens! The one place I’m baffled I’ve not had any visitors from is the PRC – Peoples’ Republic of China.

I’m happy to have anyone who’s interested take a look at my ramblings. If you’d like, please leave me a little note to let me know who you are and where you’re from.