(I've gotta figure out how to type in music notes, so you guys will know when to sing the title.)
I like looking through my stats to see where my visitors are coming from and how they got here. This is really easy for me to do since I still average less than 100 visits per day. When I view the visits "By Location", I recognize most of them just by scanning the page..."Oh, Janiece stopped by; Hi Janiece!"...or..."Eric's visiting from work today...Stick it to the man, Eric."
Then, I'll see a visit from a town I don't recognize and I might take a closer look. More often than not, it's someone who clicked a link from a UCF blogroll, or maybe clicked on a comment I've made somewhere else.
And then, there are the GoogleSearches. Those are fun.
Aside: Someone in Houston found Polybloggimous because they were searching for Destroyermen: Into The Storm which I've talked about a couple of times. S/He has been back often since then...each time finding me by conducting the same search. You don't have to delurk or anything, but feel free to Bookmark the site.
So, back to the searches. For some reason, most of the visits based on searches show up from Europe, and for obvious reasons, they show up as overnight visits in my time. One of the things I like to do in the morning is look at my overnight stats. Before you start accusing me of being obsessive, remember, I rarely get more than 10 or 20 visits overnight, and usually, only 3 or 4 of those aren't immediately recognizable.
So, this morning I noticed one hit from Europe at 3:45 am my time.
Look, there he is in Hungary.
Let's take a closer look. Ooh! He's in Pecs, Hungary...how exotic? Visitors from foreign lands.
And he lives right there on Otemeto Utca. Knowing this makes the world seem a small place, indeed.
And what brought this visitor in the night? Check out the Search Words! I also find it interesting that the visit took place at 9:45 am Visitor's Time. Isn't that special?
Oh, BTW, I have Tania to thank for the comment responsible for drawing in this (probably) disappointed visitor. Thanks Tania!