Do you ever wonder who reads your blog?
I know the blogs I read, of course. I have a list on my Blogroll, and a much bigger list in my reader. I’d list the latter now, but it would be too long [and would be a nightmare to type out].
Probably the vast number of these blogs don’t even know I’m reading them as I am notorious for not commenting. It’s usually just because I can’t think of anything appropriate to say. So I read them on a daily basis, yet they don’t know it.
Every now and then, I come across a new blog through following a comment or a link on another site, and there I see it – Head Rambles in the Blogroll!! It’s a very strange feeling. It’s discovering a friend you never knew you had. It’s better than any award.
I’d love to know who is reading my blog. I know the regulars, of course because you comment a lot. And if you’re a regular [that I know of], then your either in my Blogroll, or you are in my reader. I have around eighty blogs in my reader at the moment, and that is growing, to the extent that it takes me quite a while to read through them all. But yet FeedBurner tells me I have well over a hundred feeds going out, and that doesn’t count the ones who take a direct feed.
All I can say about my readers is what Google Analytics tells me. I know that Irish and Americans make up the majority and they are in equal numbers over the last month [well – a 1% difference]. The UK comes third. I seem to have a few readers in China and France, but they are outnumbered by readers in India!
So there are a lot of friends out there, and I don’t even know I have them. I feel bad about that. I feel disloyal to them, even though I don’t know who they are.
So if you read this, and you have never commented before, then welcome Stranger. If you have me on your Blogroll and I don’t know it then I am humbled.
Drop in a comment sometime and say hello.