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Friday, 7 March 2008

Which dot are you?


In September last year I added a link to Clustermaps on my blog. This little addition tracks how many visitors I get to my blog and it also indicates with a red dot where they are in the world. It's a great tool, and whilst I don't have the high numbers of visitors as some, I am still amazed at the regular readers I have and the blogger friends I have made from all the corners of the world.

Many of you drop by to say hi on a regular basis - Brandy from Canada, Just Run from Colorado, Smiler also from Canada, Alyndabear in London... to mention just a few. And that doesn't include any readers from all over Australia.

Since September I have had nearly 6000 visitors! Many are you (who are fellow bloggers) are on my faves list (which is due for an update sometime soon!)

But for all the people who leave comments, there are many mysteries... who is it in New Zealand, and who visits from South Africa. There are lots of readers from the UK, the USA, and Canada, Europe, China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia. I have a number of regulars from South America and even someone in Iceland! Wow! Is that you? Are you in Poland? Venezuela? Peru? Denmark? Iran? Korea? Do you come from Iceland or Alaska? The UK?

Where are you? Who are you? Do you drop by, but don't leave a comment because you don't know what to say? Well now's your chance. Come say hi! Indulge me. Leave a comment and wave you arms wildly. I know you're out there. And if you like, leave a link to your blog, I'll come and say gidday... or bonjour, or hallo, or ciao, or 여보세요, or こんにちは.

24 comments:

Wanderer said...

Jacinta, I too have a similar tracker on my site. Along with the comment I am able to see the IP address of the author, which I copy and paste into this page...

http://www.maxmind.com/app/lookup_city

It will then tell me their location, actually the location of their ISP but that's close enough.

By the way, I'm in Melbourne, Australia most of the time!

Jodie said...

hiya, a little dot from ballarat , victoria here.

Cass said...

I thought I'd pop in and say hi because I have that map on my blog too and I always wonder about the people reading my blog but never commenting.

alyndabear said...

I'm totally that big giant dot in the Uk region! :P

Bec said...

I'm a little Brissy dot waving at you. **hi**!!!!!!

Bird Bath said...

Hello from Adelaide:) My mind boggles when you consider how many people you can 'meet' around the blogosphere.

Malcolm said...

Hi, I'm from Melbourne. If you turn around and wave I will do the same... PS: What's for breakfast?

AnastasiaC said...

i have that tracker too - its fun to see the little dots...im in Sydney so im sure you have lots of dots there!

Ainslie said...

What a lovely comment you left on my blog...thank you so much. And thanks for leading me to your blog. I can't wait to check it out. I love discovering new blogs and digging through their archives to see what I can find.

Nicola said...

Hey this is a big old wave from the bottom of the map down here in sunny Hawkes Bay in New Zealand.

flossy-p said...

My dot must be really small 'cause I can't quite see it there... But if you squint you may be able to see me waving from behind a teensy dot on the coast half way between Sydney and Brisbane. :)

Kyla said...

What a great little feature. Ill have to look into that. Im from Canada..Manitoba to be exact..where it is reallllllyyyy COLD, Brrr.
Happy Sunday
Kyla
http://kyla-alex-twopeasinapod.blogspot.com/

whitney said...

Ha! How funny. I was just thinking I want to write a post like that on my blog - I have a few returnees that I really have no idea who they are and would like them to say hello.
So hello.

Net said...

Hi! I'm here squashed under an enormous red dot! You can't see where I am on the map, because I'm in the Channel Islands (tiny islands between south coast of England and north coast of France). They get left off most maps, but on yours the uk visitors have turned into a big red dot and covered the whole area! But I'm under here, waving like mad!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hi! Here's me waving madly from Japan!

JustRun said...

I am here! I am here!

Thanks for the shout. Let me know if you ever want to venture to Colorado. :)

Leigh said...

I am justing visiting for the first time, you have a super blog. My little dot is the one in Tennessee.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and I will be a return dot on yours!

Geek+Nerd said...

Hello! I'm popping by because you said hello on my blog! I'm in New Hampshire :)

Juddie & Godfrey said...

Hello!

I'm adding to the growth of that big ol' dot in Melbourne :-)

I think I came across your site through Angela's Three Buttons blog, and I often drop by to see what's going on.

All the best,
Juddie

Kirsty said...

The big Melbourne blob too. Great post.

Dees said...

Hi Jacinta,well you know where I am from eh?I love the tracker it makes you feel connected to the world doesn't it.The disney song It's a small world after all really comes to mind!xoxo

Rebecca said...

Fantastic post! I'm from Perth, Western Australia. Love your blog and thanks for sharing the map - it's so interesting to think of the different people all spread over the world who come together in one spot to share. So nice :D

Luhlahh said...

Hi Jacinta,
I wonder who else is from Alice Springs...? That's a big dot for a town of 20,000 people....
Lou !

Maureen said...

I'm the one in Annapolis MD..USA.

See me?? See me??? Hurry, it's almost dark!