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Thursday, July 23, 2020

dots all over the little blue planet

Hi, guys, yes, I'm working on a post here this week, but stopped briefly to check my little visitor globe stats because I hadn't in ages. This is a snip from the chart flipped/inverted so I could see bottom of the list out of 161 countries.

I've always gotten surprising visits to this site, but I hadn't noticed Antarctica before. 🤔 Hello, Antarctica.

That visitor globe is awesome (top right column, if not showing up for you then use a different browser, Chrome hates it). You can stop the spin, make the spin faster or slower, make it spin backward, tilt the world differently, and enlarge it. If you click on the little REVOLVERMAPS button, it'll take you to the site where you can play with all the different ways to see stats. This is 2D enlarged and hover shows me the hit info for each bubble.

Anywhere in the world.

As you can see, basic location is all I get with that, but over time this is a Lexxellent way to show interest all over the world. I can verify these are not random bot hits because I run several other blogs that don't see this kind of activity at all. I've locked a few controls down to ensure organic catch. Also, those look like random one-offs, but there are dots on the map that score well over 100 visits and more.

Back to work! 😀