I just love Statistics. Well, I love statistics that can be handed to me on a silver platter. I leave the figuring out the statistics and other “mathy” things to Middle Dude. His mom is mathematically challenged.
Anyway, A year ago I started counting unique visitors to my site. I know a lot of you are here a few times a week or more (Thanks!) but I was wondering how many NEW people come.
The statistics actually blew me away.
I started calculating in mid June, 2012, and a year later, here are my stats.
This counter says that in the past year, over 12,000 UNIQUE people from the USA have stopped by my site. That’s INDIVIDUAL people, not repeats. How stinking cool is that?
In second place are my buddies in Canada, over 2,000 strong. Hello up north!
And a big howdy over the pond to the 1,700+ people visiting in the UK.
All in all, people from 151 countries have visited this site. Part of me knows that some may land here by accident, but when they hop around to find out about me, I can’t help but grin.
When you really look into your stats, and what people clicked on to bring them here, and what they looked at once they landed — well, the internet is a pretty amazing thing. How the heck can I have a conversation with someone in Saudi Arabia? (I’m going to bed, she’s having her morning coffee) Weird, isn’t it?
It’s incredible to me how technology can make the world such a smaller place, isn’t it?
I don’t recommend getting too obsessed with your stats, though. I was for a while, giving myself an aneurism every time the stats dropped a bit. They can drive you crazy, and I’d much rather spend my time writing.
What do you think? Do you love your stats or hate them?
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