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.
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