Today I am struck dumb, my mind is not working because my wife has just done something that I am very proud of but for legal reasons I cannot tell you about it, so you will all have to celebrate with me in this anonymous brilliance and I will try and experiment to see if we can get some empathy here.
One of the beautiful things about blog writing is the facility that WordPress give you to analyse where your readers are, how long they spend reading you and when. This is magnificent if you are blogging for business reasons, it helps you to know your customer, but when your purpose is not commercial it becomes useless, but interesting. So today I am going to try and winkle out some of my readers from exotic corners of this planet and try to get them to tell me what turns them on.
I know who is reading the misguided waffle that pours from these keys on a good day. I know where you are from, how long I keep you interested and how many pages you read before you get bored to tears. Therefore I am today going to analyse the less trafficked areas of the world. I will list the locations of these readers, no names because I do not have them, but I know what you read and how many minutes of most days you waste, reading this guff that I spew onto the page.
Introduce yourself in the comments facility so I know who you are. It might help me write something more pertaining to your situation.
Who for example is the person in San Francisco who spent ages reading me on 7th April or for that matter the person in Sacramento. I think I might know the person in Tallahassee in Florida, who is a regular visitor and has little to do if she reads me regularly, but at least she has introduced herself and congratulated me. I also think that I might know the person in Oxford, Mississippi who is a frequent reader and as also written nice things in the past.
I can only guess at the person in Rochester, Minnesota, who had a spate in late March but who has run aground since and I can understand why the person in Manchester, New Hampshire spent ages reading me this Monday gone, obviously wishing they were in Manchester in England enjoying the lovely Spring sunshine as opposed to the horrible rainy weather that early April always brings to New England.
The person in Etobicoke, Canada intrigues me, who spent ages reading me on 6th April. Where is it? We also have a regular reader in Bolton, Ontario, near Toronto. I can have an educated guess at the person in San Miguel de Allende, in Central Mexico. Good morning Eileen, by the way if your name is not Eileen and your a bloke, my apologies but the name definitely suits you.
Whose fancy have I tickled in I’viv, in the Ukraine, who spent three hours reading last week. I know the people in Falkenberg in Swedan, because they rang me and said how much they have enjoyed the blog and that they had read the lot. I have news for them, they have only read seven pages, there are 96 of these posts altogether, so keep reading. The recent visitor from Melbourne worries me, he should be in the nets training hard for the forthcoming tour not sitting on his backside. You do not realize how good we are.
There is too much traffic in England and Ireland to isolate individuals but the popularity of the blog lies in London, Manchester, Stockport, Huyton, Sale, Atherton, Henfield, wherever that is, Huddersfield, Basingstoke, Boothstown, Wembley, Reading and Sheffield. As you would expect Dublin and Limerick feature highly in Ireland.
So please get in touch on the comments facility and tell me what you think, what makes you tick and why I should stop making a fool of myself. Otherwise it is like talking to a brick wall and I was doing that all my life in Manchester.
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