While my blog was hosted on the Borland blog server I was unable to get any real statistics about the usage of my blog which was one of the reasons I decided to host it myself. I’m now using Google Analytics to track site usage and find out what sort of reach my blog has. All I can say is WOW what an eye opener! I had no idea my blog was read in so many different countries around the world. If I knew for sure that it wasn’t against Google’s TOS I’d post a screenshot of the world map with indicators of all the locations.
However, one thing struck me as somewhat odd, not one click has come from France. AFAICT, there are hits from all of the neighboring countries so it seems a little odd that France has none especially considering Europe is where my blog is most widely read. So, here I am, left scratching my head.
Anyway, if you are interested in tracking the usage of your site I’d highly recommend Google Analytics.
Lastly, it’s interesting to know that FireFox, my favorite browser, is beating IE 48% to 42%.