Saturday, September 12, 2009
I'm not sure whose blog I saw the "FEEDJIT" information on, but a few months ago I added the FEEDJIT gadget onto my blog. It is a free service and basically it shows me which country and which city people are accessing my blog from. I can see what time they arrive, which page they arrive on and therefore whether they are coming directly onto my blog or coming via someone else's blog, via a specific word search etc. I have found it really interesting to watch. I can recognise a lot of the visitors - Switzerland - Lennon and Kim, London - Mike and Bec etc. etc. but there are a few which really make me wonder who is interested in reading my blog - people in France, Bombay, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, all over America, Korea, Australia and of course many parts of Japan that I have never even heard of. Don't get me wrong, I love having people read my daily dribble, but if you are reading this and haven't commented before I would love it if you left a quick note to say how you found my blog etc. I love the way blogs can make links between people all around the world. I read a number of blogs daily and feel like I know the writers really well despite never having met them. I look forward to meeting many of my "blog friends" in the near future. If you are reading this and thinking of heading to Oita let me know - it would be great to meet you in person.