Sunday, 7 January 2007

Strange Traffic

When I first started this blog one piece of advice that I was given (or read) was that ensure regular traffic to the site I must blog about something that everyone wants to read. I didn't want to do that. I wanted to blog about something my target audience wanted to read. Who is my target audience?" you may ask yourself. The answer is simply my friends and family that are scattered all over the world. I know who they are. They know who they are. I know where they live and I can usually tell who has visited my site based on the results of my sitemeter. The odd thing is I'm getting traffic to my site from Greece, Japan, Israel, Turkey and all other sorts of places and I don't think I know anyone living in those places. So unless my friends and family are visiting those places and my blog has become more essential to their existence than time away from technology, then I am definitely reaching my target audience. However, I find this highly unlikely. I know where most of my friends and family are when they go on holiday and it is not Israel (nice place to visit, I'm sure) but not on my top 10 list (or anyone else I know). So this means I'm getting traffic from an unintended audience. Is this a bad thing? My advertiser (singular) would say no. I'm not so sure. What are they doing here? Why are they here? What do they think of the blog? If you are one of these interlopes, please leave a comment and tell me how you got here and why? Oh, and what do you think?

Yesterday was a day of accomplishments of sorts. Got the grocery shopping done, made a dent in the laundry, no one vomitted, no one had earaches. I played games with my children and generally enjoyed the day. My daughter is spinning herself round and round and then stands there swaying saying "Abby dizzy". Does she understand the consequence of her actions? Does she care? Wouldn't it be great to find joy in spinning yourself round and round and being awed by the resulting dizziness?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi dear,

I read all the blogs, a week ago, so am trying to keep up. It's almost as good as a conversation. Keep it up!

We're getting older, but we're still having fun and will continue to do so for as long as it lasts.

New Dillon album is fabulous! Hugs, Clare & Michael

Marcia said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Ironic, as my husband, a Brit who has lived in America since he was 15 is considering working in England for 5 months or so a year. We still have to find out all the legalities of it all, and make a decision, so a lot of research ahead.

And to answer your question, it is just as fascinating to read blogs -- at times -- as it is to read a really good book, I just get to skip around easier and don't get to the end.

LaDawn said...

Interesting thought....reading blogs is like reading a book that never ends. Godd thing, unless the book is a bad one but then I suppose you just go to another blog. No compulsion to read to see if it gets any better.