Hello people from Peru!

by Suw on December 4, 2003

I put Nedstat on my blog a couple of weeks ago, just to see if the data it threw up was any different to that provided by Blog-City itself. The hits stats are radically different, but I think that's because it can't pick up on the rss feeds and half my hits are by rss.

What is interesting, though, is the list of countries from where people have visited my blog. I'd expect, if pushed, to find visitors coming from the countries where I have friends – the UK, US, Netherlands, France, Poland, Australia, Canada. Although the majority of hits do come from those countries, the full list is far, far more interesting than I ever would have guessed:

1. United Kingdom, 2. United States, 3. The Netherlands, 4. Australia, 5. Poland, 6. Canada, 7. Italy, 8. Germany, 9. China, 10. Singapore, 11. Belgium, 12. Switzerland, 13. Spain, 14. France, 15. Finland, 16. Ireland, 17. Denmark, 18. Malaysia, 19. India, 20. New Zealand, 21. Mexico, 22. Sweden, 23. Japan, 24. Chile, 25. Turkey, 26. Iran, 27. United Arab Emirates, 28. Israel, 29. Korea, 30. Hungary, 31. Austria, 32. Slovenia, 33. Hong Kong, 34. Indonesia, 35. Estonia, 36. Brazil, 37. Argentina, 38. Kazakhstan, 39. Malta, 40. Peru, 41. Norway, 42. Portugal.

I mean… Kazakhstan! Peru! Indonesia! Wow, my blog is so much more well travelled than I am. Maybe I should get one of those wee maps so that you can put little pins in and say hello. In fact, you should all say hello in this thread's comments or on the blog board. Yes, I think that's a good idea.

I'd also like to welcome the person from the BBC who pops in. Hello! Gimme a job! And the person from the Florida Dept. of Transportation. Shouldn't you both be working right now? Oh, you're on lunch. Well that's ok then. Just don't let your boss catch you.

I must admit, although Nedstat is ok, it would be much better if I had full logs for the whole site which I could analyse myself, as I'm pretty sure that there's more in the way of fascinating minutia buried in the data somewhere, if only I could get at it.

On the other hand, you're all probably glad I can't. Hitnosis is, after all, a non-communicable disease.

A visitor December 5, 2003 at 1:05 am

OK, I'll kick it off: I'm Sunbury, an outer suburb about 30km north west of Melbourne, Australia. S 37.587305 E 144.73409

andrew [andrew@andrewbarnett.com.au]

Suw December 5, 2003 at 9:59 am

Hello Andrew! Welcome to my blog! Come in, sit down, make yourself comfy. I have relatives who live in Melbourne, you know. Nice city. Went there about 14 years ago. It's probably changed a bit since then though. 😉

A visitor December 5, 2003 at 11:03 am

Hello back Suw. Oo, I do like what you've done with the place. I'm not sitting in anyone's favourite chair am I?

I've been meaning to say hello in some way for a while, but my brain has lately been in the same state as your business endeavours — no offence meant — and words… well words themselves come easily, but assembling them in some kind of sensible order does not. My own bog has lain idle for 2 months cos writing is just too hard.

Melbourne's changed some in 14 years. I guess the biggest changes are the shift to inner-city living — no longer is Melbourne the only city in the world that no one actually lives in the centre of — some new roads, bridges and buildings, many featuring rather a lot of long, thin structures poking up at various angles, and the growth of the various Asian populations — Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian. Most of my friends are from these cultures.

Anyway, I too am unemployed, so always happy to chat by email.

I must be going now.

andrew [andrew@andrewbarnett.com.au]

A visitor December 5, 2003 at 5:50 pm

And I'm probably the Beeb bod. Have a look if you have a hit for 17.34 Friday and if its mozilla and windows 2000 you have your culprit. As for a job. I'm just a bumpkin so can't help there…


Suw December 5, 2003 at 10:22 pm

Hi Andrew! Yeah, being unemployed sucks – you have my sympathies. I think it's just a case of keeping on looking and crossing the ol' fingers a lot. Does get tedious very quickly though.

I have family living in Melbourne, so maybe one day when I'm financially able, I'll pop over and see how much it's changed. Not that I can remember much about it, other than that i liked it. And from your description, it sounds like it's much more vibrant and interesting city now.

Dio – ooh, a beebbod! What's it like, working for Auntie? And don't worry about the job thing. I'll forgive you just this once. 😉

A visitor December 5, 2003 at 10:53 pm

Hey Suw – its alright. Its a job, its not very glamourous and its a step-up from my last job which was in Tesco… It can be very frustrating and fraught with politics – but hell, what isn't…?


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