Monday, February 23, 2009

A big shout-out to my peeps in Finland!

About a month after starting this blog, I signed up for Google Analytics. (Who am I kidding? Anything technical about this blog was my husband's doing. So he signed my blog up.)

Google Analytics gives me all sorts of interesting but relatively useless info about the folks reading my blog. (And maybe this is a good time to say "thank you" for actually reading my drivel.)

I have had 941 individuals visit my blog. Seriously? 941 different people have managed to find my site. Who'd have thought that many people would have nothing better to do?

Overall I've had 2,000+ visits lasting an average of 2 minutes and 23 seconds. Really? That means some of those 941 people have come to my site multiple times!

How do some of these people find my site you might wonder? (Or maybe you don't wonder but I'm going to tell you anyway!) Apparently some are reading other blogs and clicking through to my site. My blog's top referree is My Charming Kids, because I participate in MckMama's weekly carnival called "Not me!" Monday. The other top referree sites (is that even a word?) are two blogs by mamas I only know through my computer but consider to be friends:
The fact that people would be leaving the above mentioned amazing blogs for my site seems odd to me. It must just be my blog name that intrigues them, right?

Other people find my blog by doing a Google search. For example, if you were to type in "tangerine lane christmas" or "rock star contract demands" my little ole' blog would come up in the search results. And people have actually clicked through to my site from those bizarre combinations of keywords.

And being the worldly mama that I am, I was curious to find out where my readers live: Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Canada, Malaysia (thanks solely to Veronica Lee at Of Rice and Ramen), Germany, Iceland...

I've had two visits from the Fins. They spent more than 13 minutes on my site because I'm guessing my sarcastic wit doesn't translate well in Finnish. Good night Finland!


  1. It so fun to see who's reading my blog and how they got there. I have had some people find my blog doing a search "I'm too sexy" and they found me! LOL (From the "I'm too Sexy for my Highchair post)

    Glad to refer people over to you and even MORE glad to have you as a friend!

  2. I'm honored to be holding the Canadian Flag proudly when visiting your blog... I am a fan of Denise too, I think I found her blog from yours.

    And for what it's worth, I did find you via MckMama, and yes, on Not Me Mondays, I check the first 20-30 blogs on the NMM list, then I scroll through the rest (sometimes 400-500+) to see what names sound interesting or intriguing, and that's how I found yours :)

    Been addicted since...

  3. Oh how cool!!!! How do I get that???? LOL

  4. How did you find all that info out? Seriously...very interesting stuff. I am not that computer savey. Very cool though!

  5. I have something similar on my site too----haven't looked at it in a while! It is very cool to see where people come from.

    Seems to me we found each other via Denise, right?? That's the beauty of clicking. You never know where you'll end up or who you will meet!

    Glad to have you as a friend. :-)

  6. Hi...I am stalking you from Australia :)

  7. You got me thinking and I honeslty have no idea where I first stumbled upon your blog. I'm just glad I did! Your blog rocks and so do you!

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