Back in February of this year, WordPress.com started providing info about where the people who visit blogs are from. This got me thinking, “Who are all these people that read my posts?” Since 25 Feb 2012, I’ve had visitors from 63 different countries* (or at least visitors who access the web through servers in 63 different countries) Listed in descending order by number of page views:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
“Burkino Faso? Venezuela? Monaco? Why the hell do these folks want to read the foul-mouthed rants of a grumpy contractor in Afghanistan?“, I wondered.
Over the first week of a post being published, I’m getting around 200-300 people reading it. That’s pretty cool but I don’t really get how people are finding out about it. Sure, I “share” it on Facebook and Twitter so my wife has to read it as do many of my friends if they ever want me to help them move or pick them up at the airport. But how do people in fucking Suriname find out about it? So, another poll:
Just answer the damn polls. If you have any suggestions for topics or want to tell me I cuss too much, leave a comment or send me an email via the contact page.
“A lot of my audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.” – Pete Townshend
*I shamelessly stole the idea of listing the countries of blog visitors from the site of another blogger in Afghanistan. If you want a more informative, less foul-mouthed but still entertaining blog about life supporting NATO in this shithole, you oughta visit Dan’s blog. He actually goes “outside the wire” so has more to write about than DFACs and toilets (although he’s got a good toilet post). My mom probably likes his blog better than mine because he doesn’t use the word “fuck” even once.