Here are some stats I want to share with you.
According to my flag counter statistics 106,487 unique visitors have found this site of which 40,286 are Kiwis!
Now before people are going to try to interpret these results as oh well, that means she has people accidentally flicking in or out, here is what you have to keep in mind:
Unique visitors are just the hits on your blog. They could be one timers or they could be people who return but like me and a lot of other people keep the amount of cookies installed on their computer to a bare minimum making it impossible to distinguish our visits from the accidental visitor.
Here are some other stats which are more indicative of who visits my blog and how the numbers are growing:
37.8% of my visitors are from New Zealand, 30.5% are from the US and 6% are from the UK. In total people from a 198 countries have visited my blog so far.
According to the stats on my wordpress stat page I have 458 email subscribers and 659 Facebook subscribers. I also have a mere 58 twitter subscribers. All these people receive my postings automatically and even after the last 6 months in which my posting was way down low to say the least, my daily visitors have increased and it is now very rare to have a visitor count below the 300 and I hit the 500+ most days.
I reached the dizzying height of the 28th place on a list of 280 blogs as kept by open parachute blog in January of this year and generally find my blog between the 38 to 42 spot on that blog. Not bad considering my topics and my lack of postings over the last 6 months.
Search words very frequently include John Key, Merrill Lynch and the scandals he has been or still is involved in and other search terms related to the global financial situation.
In closing I can only conclude that there is a steadily increasing interest in the economic reality were facing and I am happy that while I do have a life in the real world I found out the hard way this year, I can still contribute to that growing awareness.
May peace and love be in your lives and may we survive the coming years with our families and loved ones in tact.