Sunday, October 24, 2010

Statistics

One of the fun things about Blogger is the addition, several months ago, of a "Statistics" tab.  This tab tells you a lot about who is viewing your blog.  (It seems to be based in another Google product - Google Analytics.)  For whatever reason the two blog entries that over the course of a week always seem to get the most traffic are "Merlin" about a Santa Cruz 68 based in Milwaukee WI and the sailboat Foncia capsize which links to video of the event.

What I find more interesting is that the statistics page also tells the source countries for blog readers.  When I first started writing this blog it was always the US.  I added the UK when my old sailboat racing companion Nigel realized I had a blog.  And my trip to the Canadian Maritime provinces of course added a few readers there.  But how the blog got to be know in Russia, Korea, Southwest Asia and Southeast Asia, etc.is quite a mystery.  It is possible that those hits are just spam bots trying to break into the account.  On the other hand it would be nice to think that there are real people out there reading my blog.  Maybe some of them will post a comment and we will find out.

.... (Proposed Comment) " I am the evil spam bot from Korea and it ^*&^(*& me off that I have been unable to hack your account for the last three months ...: or something like that... rofl!

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