Thursday, April 10, 2008


I added a sitemeter to my blog a few days ago, and I absolutely love it.

This is the breakdown by country--click to embiggen. I have a feeling that some of those countries were represented by people who accidentally found my blog when they were looking for something else, but still--cool!

This was prompted by me wondering if I have any readers I don't know. I pretty much know everyone who leaves me comments, and I have it on good authority that I have at least one lurker (Hi, Aunt Barbara!), but I was curious about other people.

It turns out, more people than just my relatives and friends have found me. And I'm ridiculously pleased. (Not that my relatives and friends aren't awesome--they are.) I am now the kind of dork who obsessively checks for comments, then obsessively checks my site meter. I post, wait an hour, check the site meter. Big dork.

So, what I'm getting at is that I would love to hear from these other people. Mystery readers, if you feel moved to comment, please do! If you like my socks, let me know! If you spotted the slightly looser group of stitches in my sweater and want to tell me I should fix it or risk looking like an ass when I wear the thing, heckle away! (I'm not going to fix it.) Like most bloggers, I am an attention whore. Or maybe it's just that I like knowing that I'm not an invisible speck in the blogosphere--just a microscopic one.

And if you keep on lurking, that's okay, too.

Anyway, knitting content. Or at least knitting-related. I was at second work last night. It was a slow night, and I was bored out of my skull. (I was reminded of the Harlot's talk, when she said that knitters are not patient people, and dared non-knitters to take away our knitting and see what happens.) One of my coworkers approached me and asked, "Where's your sock?" I told her that the manager asked me not to knit at the register, and she was appropriately sympathetic. Later, when she, the manager, and I were all at the register, I asked the manager what had happened to the fan that's usually there (it was hot). My coworker piped up and said, "Geez, you took away her knitting and her fan--what are you trying to do to this poor girl?"

Tee hee!


Barbara said...

I wonder if some of the % from the Netherlands is from when I checked your blog from Bonaire. Could be. Airlines ticket people are always trying to send us through Amsterdam to get from GB to Bonaire because of the Netherlands Antilles name. They need remedial geography. I wonder the same stuff about readers who don't comment. Cool pie chart.

Good for your co-worker for sticking up for you. Hot? What's that? I wore my winter coat today. We're back in the mid-30s and it's supposed to rain/sleet/snow later. Oh boy. Aren't you sorry you moved south?

Ann said...

Good thought, but it only tracks visits since I put up the site meter--so unless you were in Bonaire yesterday, I think those visits are legit! It's easy to add a site meter; there are explicit instructions on the site meter website, if you're interested.

Silly airline people; you would think they would know where they fly, or at least have a computer to tell them the best ways of getting from point A to point B.

"Hot" is what happens in Kentucky in the spring between "rainy" and "cold." "Hot" is also what happens at the register despite it being a comfortable 58-ish outside. I'm sorry to hear that it's so cold there! Hang in there-it'll warm up soon.

fragglesmurf said...

I want a tracker, but since almost no one comments on my blog, I can imagine that I would just be sad.

Knitting Magic Girl said...

You'll love site meter. It's especially fun to see how people found your blog. I've had stuff like "psycho bunny from hell plus knit" typed into Google, and apparently my blog comes up. Last week I had someone google "hyper emotional girl" and my blog was the first hit! You'll have fun with the randomness now :oP

Allison said...

Oh no. Now I want a sitemeter, and it will distract me all day.