21 April 2010

Geographic Blog Dispersion

Filed under: Reflections — ktismatics @ 8:35 am

For free, Sitemeter maintains a running summary of the last hundred visitors to the blog, showing when they arrived, what page they clicked in on, and where they (or, more accurately, their ISP addresses) are located geographically. Sometimes I scan this list looking at the places and wondering how these people happened to show up at Ktismatics. Here are some of the latest 100 visitors:

Sao Paulo; Calcutta; Setubal, Portugal (I slept in a sleeping bag in a rock quarry in the rain there once); Tel Aviv; Oras, Romania; Chahar, Islamic Republic of Iran, Hebron, Occupied Palestinian Territory; Lenart, Slovenia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Toledo, Spain, Kaunas, Lithuania; Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran; Nova Gradiska, Croatia; Tehran (that’s 3 from Iran, which is pretty typical); Bucharest; Tehran (that’s 4); Athens; (unidentified city), Egypt; Santiago, Chile; Jakarta.

And now that I’ve finished writing this short post I see that Ktismatics’ latest visitor clicked in from… yes, it’s Iran again.



  1. (unidentified city), Egypt – you have arrived, John. The Great Objectologist is now reading your blog for signs of online abuse, I’m sure, or for inspiration, I don’t know…


    Comment by Mikhail Emelianov — 21 April 2010 @ 8:55 am

  2. I thought he was on a plane heading to the Objectology Convention in Atlanta. Maybe it’s a disciple. But I do typically get one or two hits a day from Egypt — how about you? I’m guessing that the Atlantans didn’t invite you to be a discussant, Mikhail.


    Comment by john doyle — 21 April 2010 @ 8:59 am

  3. I will be represented, that’s all I can say at the moment.


    Comment by Mikhail Emelianov — 21 April 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  4. Looking at the latest 100 visitors, I see:
    – Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, the Chicago suburb in which I grew up, followed immediately by Arlington Heights, which is right next door to Des Plaines;
    – three from Iran;
    – two each from Japan and South Africa;
    – one each from Indonesia, Poland, Korea, Turkey, Croatia, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Cairo, Santiago Chile, and Moscow.


    Comment by john doyle — 23 April 2010 @ 8:40 am

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