My name is Martin and I'm a stat junkie.
The stats that Blogger throw at you can be curious, interesting and worrying all at the same time. Discovering that people come to your blog while searching for information on the Norse God Thor is curious, while knowing most of the traffic comes via Facebook is interesting. It's when you discover no one has looked at your biography page it gets worrying.
Onto the stats.
The top two search terms that led to the blog were 'the vikings' and 'woman middle aged'. If you think the last one was a bit curious, how about some of the others: 'alexandra k. trenfor quotes', 'cindy keen reynders' and someone who needs a spelling lesson, 'sand to.glass aunthor'.
Of the 1,253 pageviews in the last month, most came from facebook (101), more than double the next entry, Google (43). Interestingly a significant number came from Nick Wilford's blog (thank you). There were a couple of oddities in the list: 't.co', 'http://digitalmovies.digs.it'. No idea why.
The two most popular posts of the past month, with 60 views each were Friday Fun ones, which should come as no surprise. What may surprise you is the that third place went the guest blog by the talented Milo Fowler...or maybe it won't surprise you given how popular an author he is.
The biggest surprise to me (but not to my ego) was the spread of readers. I would ignore the odd person from a country, but when the pageviews hit double figures, I smile. UK and US being at the top isn't a surprise, but 15 from Indonesia is. I am a global phenomena?
On that note. I bid you adieu and I look forward to stalking you all on Friday.