My Blog Has Gone International

20 days ago

I started my personal blog in January and joined Blogher a week and a half ago.  All that time and effort has finally paid off.  Thanks to one Canadian reader, I can now say my personal blog is international.  (Sarcasm aside, I am really excited about it.)

I know about my Canadian viewer because I signed up for Google Analytics.  A free tool that tracks statistics for my blog, like how many visitors I had, how long they stayed on my site, and my bounce rate (whatever that is).  I really don't understand most of the information I get, nor do I really care about most of it.  However, I love seeing how many people visit my site every day and where they live.

I wake up every morning, and run to my computer like a kid at Christmas to look at my stats for the previous day.  I also look periodically throughout the day, even though it only updates once a day.  I like to look at the map overlay and see all the cities that have viewed my site.  It's very big brother-ish and I love it!

Since I started tracking on Saturday, I have had 15 visitors!  And, I only know four of them! And yesterday, someone from Canada visited my site.  It's a start, anyway.

Now I'm just waiting for my first commenter and my first follower who is not my husband.  I feel like a first time mom waiting for  her baby's first steps.

Does anyone else use these tracking tools?  Anyone else obsessed with them like me?

Jessica

You can find me lurking about at Adventures with Three Girls

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