Times & Seasons Around the World

December 7, 2004 | 15 comments
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By adding Wilfried as a permablogger a few weeks ago, we not only gained an interesting colleague, but extended Times & Seasons beyond the borders of the United States. Over the past 24 hours, I have been tracking traffic at Times & Seasons to get a glimpse at our readership around the world. Here is what I found.

Times and Seasons just reached another visitor milestone today, crossing 300,000 in the past year. We now attract about 2,000 visitors per day. Not bad for a blog that is rarely linked outside of the Bloggernacle. Below are maps tracking our visitors from midnight last night through 6:00 pm today (Wisconsin time) at six-hour intervals. Sitemeter does not tell me the lag times on these maps, but you can perceive the changes in traffic throughout the day.

December 7 @ Midnight
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December 7 @ 6:00 a.m.
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December 7 @ Noon
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December 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
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Obviously, we are getting some attention from people outside the U.S. (Hello, Greenland! Or are those people at the tip of Brazil?) As far as I can tell, we do not hear from many of our non-U.S. visitors in the comments, but I would love to know where our readers outside of the U.S. are located. Please tell us in a comment!

We also seem to have corrected for the East Coast Bias that we perceived early in the blog’s life, though it appears to me that hits from the East Coast are disproportionate to the number of members found in those states.

15 Responses to Times & Seasons Around the World

  1. CJ on December 7, 2004 at 8:14 pm

    My RSS reader is hitting every five minutes… wonder if that distorts anything :)

  2. Ronan on December 7, 2004 at 11:19 pm

    Well, I’m a Brit but live in Baltimore. Does that count?

  3. Gordon Smith on December 8, 2004 at 12:36 am

    CJ, Sitemeter registers a new visitor only when someone goes away for a half hour and then returns. I am not sure if it counts the RSS reader as a visit. It seems like it should, but I do not seem to get credit for these on my other blog.

  4. Frank McIntyre on December 8, 2004 at 12:45 am

    SItemeter requires one to load the counter graphic and run a piece of javascript. This pretty much excludes robots, of which the RSS reader probably is one.

    By the way, my RSS feed of T&S in Firefox doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas?

  5. Keith on December 8, 2004 at 2:54 am

    “Hello, Greenland! Or are those people at the tip of Brazil?”

    I think this could be from within the Bermuda Triangle. T&S draws in all kinds.

  6. Julien on December 8, 2004 at 4:41 am

    I’m from Belgium and commented a lot before my stay in Africa this summer…

  7. Marc D. on December 8, 2004 at 7:36 am

    Here is another Belgian guy.

  8. Chris O'Keefe on December 8, 2004 at 8:08 am

    I’m an American in Morocco.

  9. marta on December 8, 2004 at 8:37 am

    American in Tokyo.

  10. quinn on December 8, 2004 at 12:11 pm

    american guy, with my brazilian wife living in portugal

  11. Jim F on December 8, 2004 at 3:08 pm

    It is great to have visitors from other places. (I am particularly partial to the Belgians.) Some of you have posted responses to threads before. We hope that more of you will.

  12. Gordon Smith on December 8, 2004 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks to those who have checked in. It’s interesting to me that most of you are Americans living abroad. Maybe we should have an international version of T&S to attract non-Americans.

  13. Steve Cottrell on December 9, 2004 at 9:05 am

    Englishman in Bournemouth, UK – long time lurker.

  14. Harry on December 9, 2004 at 11:00 am

    A Korean man living in the states. Just found out this site.

  15. alissa on December 12, 2004 at 10:57 am

    canadian!