One of the things that amazes me about blogging is how many people stumble over here to my little corner of the world wide web ... and even more interesting to me is where they come from.
When I started blogging I thought a few UK(S) friends would come over to say "Hello". My circle of regular visitors has expanded around the world thanks to joining in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and a couple of Shimelle's classes (including Blogging For Scrapbookers). It's lovely to establish links and friendships across the web through creative blogging. However, just as I read blogs without making my presence known, hop, hop, hopping from pillar to (blog) post, I know that I have unknown visitors ... and I'm curious ... who, where, why?
Well, the "why" is probably from hop, hop, hopping like me, as my blog is not readily searchable. The "who" will never be known unless they say "Bonjour", "Goede dag", "Labdien", "Aloha" or even "Saluton"! But the "where" ... that I have solved to a degree!
Early on (get me, this blog isn't quite 15 months old yet!), I came across a fun free gadget - Flag Counter - which I installed at the bottom of my blog to keep track of all my visitors in a visual way. Currently the flags in my collection range from the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates.
On April 1st I had an extra special flag for the day - a Pirate who last visited on October 12, 1492!
And now I have had another special visitor - my 50th flag - from Estonia. Tere tulemast!
Are you curious about your unknown blog readers? What's your favourite blog gadget?