Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shout out to my Zombie audience!

One of the coolest parts about blogging is checking out who is reading. Sure, you can write a book or submit an article that is published in paper form, but you don't get timely or specific feedback into who your audience really is. So thanks to for housing my musings! And for being so easy to use! And for all the tools that make a semi-illiterate website builder like myself look like I actually know what I'm doing. 

For those of you who have never written a blog or played with its tools and settings before, this is what I see when I log into my "stats" tab:

 I am so thrilled and honored to have such a diverse crowd of readers. So I wanted to give a shout out to my fans in Europe, (especially the Hoobble crowd in the Netherlands!) and various other countries I've never been to, but always wanted to visit... like Germany and India and Australia. A big part of that readership has to be attributed to blog readers on Facebook and LinkedIn. What wonderful times we live in! 

The Pageview Browser pie chart is also pretty interesting to look at. I knew that we at my house have loved Firefox for years. But I had no idea that it had taken over so completely from Internet Explorer! Heck, even Google Chrome is giving Explorer a run for its money. 

And then there is the Operating System pie chart... Windows is crushing Mac on the operating systems of choice for Zombie readership. Sorry to my Mac fans, but I always have been, and probably always will be, a PC lover. How you Mac users can tolerate not being able to right-click!?!? I'll never understand it. I try to right-click the radio in my car sometimes, like I could pause live radio or something.

Although, maybe I am misinterpreting all this data? Does it have more to do with zombies than my content? Do the living dead have a PC preference because Macs are too hard to use when your bones are crumbling to dust? If I started blogging in broken Spanish, would I start picking up readers in the southern hemisphere of the globe? Or are they just not that interested in zombies? 

Fascinating questions. Food for thought for the weekend. Peace out.