Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What’s Up with You These Days?

Occasionally, particularly when I can’t think of something more interesting to write about, I write about you, the reader. Outside of my coworkers, friends and neighbors I really don’t know who actually reads this blog. Contrary to what some might think, I have no knowledge of who the anonymous commenter’s are either. That is outside of my somewhat limited computer skills. I’m an old dog and that’s a new trick.

Anyway, what I do know about you I know from data I collect courtesy of Google Analytics. For example, Google Analytics tells me that 2,360 “absolute unique visitors” visited this blog in the last 30 days. The average visitor looked at two pages and spent a whopping two minutes here.

You visitors are appropriately split evenly between two cities. There were only slightly more visitors from Columbia (660) than Ellicott City (543). Rounding out the top five visitor cities are, Baltimore (363), Washington (290), and New York (189). Out of the top five, Washingtonians spend the most time (5:16 minutes) and New Yorkers the least (0:54 minutes). That seems to be in line with the phrase “a New York minute.”

Many of you also visit other popular Howard County blogs. HowChow, Freemarket, Columbia Talk, Hayduke and Columbia 2.0 are all in the top ten of sites that refer visitors here. I thank my blogging brethren for sharing their readers with me.

That’s it. That’s really all I know about you and really, it is as much as I care to know. I am happy that you visit and that at least half of you (52.61% to be exact) come back regularly.


Anonymous said...

I would divide the unique visitors by three (or at least two). I visit your site at my home computer, work computer and on my cell phone. It is counting me as three different people. Nor do I live in any of those cities. But those are still great numbers, so rock on with your bad self!

Anonymous said...


In addition, my network rotates IP addresses so it looks like different people are signing on each time I visit.

wordbones said...

Anon 9:10 PM (and 8:08 AM):

First off, thank you being a regular reader.

Allow me to add a point of clarification. The total number of visitors over the last 30 days (according to GA) was 4,615. GA breaks that number down to "absolute unique visitors" and that number is what I chose to use in my post.


Anonymous said...

I am happy to be "absolutely unique" - makes my day.

Young at Heart said...

And I'm glad to have a blog post just about me.