This blog has an expiration date. It’s sad to think about, because blogging has become a major part of my life. It’s my way of reflecting, it’s catharsis, it’s a way to stay in touch with people… but I want to keep this blog pure. I want it to be a record of my time in Korea, and of my time with my students. That time is quickly reaching its end. I may or may not continue blogging, and if I do I’ll post my updated information, but as of right now nothing is sure other than this:
I need to get at least one viewer from Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, or I’ll be really sad.
One of the more fascinating things I’ve been able to do with this blog is track my viewer statistics. As I’m not actively trying to increase my readership, I don’t do much with this information other than look at it. The following graphic is a screenshot of my google analytics page. It’s a map of the United States, and it shows how many visitors have come to my blog from July 2010 to December 2012. Surprisingly enough, I’ve had a visitor from every single state, except for Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Now, I’m sure that for some of these states I’ve only had one visitor, and that visitor probably came to my page by accident and stayed for one or two seconds, but still, that’s a visitor.
If a state is green, that means that it has had a visitor. How saturated it is, shows how many visitors to my blog have come from that state. As you can see, most of my readers are from Virginia and Massachusetts (hi family!), but almost every state is at least slightly green. Every state, that is, except for the concrete-gray Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Blog readers, help me. Spread the word. Unfurl the banners. We have until July, 2013 to make this happen.