This morning, while reading some blog comments, I came back to the front page. As you may notice, over on the right side, at the top of the sidebar, there is a image that appears from a randomly selected blog entry. I like this feature in part because it gives new visitors a chance to “catch” some of my previous entries and in part it reminds me of some things I previously blogged about. This morning it was the latter. The random post was “Optimizing my blog” and the image was the cluster map that showed the volume and locations of visitors.
So, I looked at the map from early June and thought it would be interesting to compare it now, three months later. The image here toggles between the cluster map from June 3rd and the map from September 8th.
If I were to try and glean useful information from these two maps it might be the following:
- regular visitors seem to be sticking around
- EU visitors are also sticking around *and* have been spreading
- Asia, Africa, and south America have started to show up more
- New Zealand is on the map
- Cicada have a 0.5 second rhythm cycle
I won’t attempt to assume I have thought provoking content or useful articles. I will be happy that readers are visiting on a regular basis. I will also attempt to write things that keep me and the readers interested.
BTW: if you are trying to figure out that last one; the cicada are in the sycamore tree outside my window and it is almost hypnotic how their rhythm pulses to the toggle of the image map … I am getting very sleepy … I am getting very sleepy …