Tag Archives: international

Plans for World Domination


One of the first rules of blogging is to never compare your blog to anybody else’s blog. You can borrow ideas you like (don’t steal, though), and you can share with them, but never say, “Why do they have 2,000,000 followers while I only have 20?” Everyone is different.

OK, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I have to say that during all of the year end stats sharing I noticed that I received views from far fewer countries last year than most of the blogs I follow that have a similar number of followers. Not only that, the number of different countries that the views to my blog came from has decreased by 10% from 2014 to 2015 while the number of actual views increased by 100% (doubled). So where is my International audience? More important, how can I increase that audience? Continue reading

The Ugly American

US CapitalThis is strange – Looking at my stats I’ve only had American’s view my blog in at least 18 hours.  OK, there is one Canadian view.

I know what they say about looking at stats, and this time they are totally true, it is driving me crazy.  So far today I’ve had about the same number of Americans visit as I normally would by this time, so at least Americans are not staying away in droves.  I’ve also noticed a lot of my overseas friends putting up new posts so there has been no catastrophic event that has decimated the world outside of North America.

Of course I’m wondering if this is some strange WordPress thing.  A glitch in the system?  Since this trend started at almost the exact moment I let my blog and website* share a login perhaps I broke something at that time.  Or perhaps there is nothing I’ve posted lately that appeals to people outside of North America.

I’m sure I’ll never know.

* More about said website soon – working out some bugs.

Edit – I’ve had a few people from “away” (as people in Maine call anyone not from Maine) visit since I posted this.  I’m going to say Ali somehow broke through and fixed the issue ;)