Monday, April 6, 2009

Fabulous five thousand

Last time I checked my sitemeter stats, the number of visitors to this blog was at 4,999. Because I am my mother's daughter, I like statistics, and I'm kind of tickled to think that the next visitor to my blog will be the five thousandth.
Five thousand visitors in under a year seems wondrous to me. Now, I know that lots of sites get five thousand hits a day. Others get that many hits a week, or a month. Me, I'm happy with that in a year. There's no way I could hang out with you guys in person 5,000 times annually (that'd be fourteen visitors a day. Eep!), so I think it's bordering on awesome that I get to do so virtually.

This little pie chart -- are pie charts not fantastic? -- tells me that 75% of you come from Australia, 13% of you come from the US, 6% from the UK, 2% each from Canada and Russia, 1% from Germany, and 1% from unknown nations. Say 5% of the Aussie blog readers are local (and that's generous. I know of two; one is my mother); that still puts 95% of readers outside my day-to-day life zone whom I'd never normally get to hang out with on a regular basis. Oh, I love technology!

So here's to technology, and here's to you, loyal blog readers. I think you're fabulous, and I'm thankful that through this unique and still fairly uncharted medium, our lives can intersect. Thank you.

P.S. I'm planning a giveaway in celebration of 5,000 visitors. Stay tuned.


  1. Hi Danielle,

    How glad I am that you have a blog, and that we can catch up through it. Technoology is (sometimes not always :) ) a wonderful thing! Keep up the good blogging.


  2. I came over hoping to be #5000, but it looks like someone in Australia beat me to it. Being #5001 isn't too bad though. ;)

    Thank YOU, also. I'm glad our lives can intersect over the world wide web of wonder as well. :)

  3. Hmm... who could that mysterious visitor residing in Russia POSSIBLY be? ;-)

  4. I love blogs! Isn't it fun to see where visitors are coming from? We added Google Analytics to our blog so we can ooh, ahh and groan over the number of visitors, or lack of them and who referred them! There are good things about technology...


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