Friday, July 8, 2011

Connecting with the World

Do you remember the days before answering machines and Wikipedia? Back in the ancient times when if you couldn’t find info in an encyclopedia or have someone’s home address you simply knew nothing about the subject or person? In other words, the era before the internet. 

It’s pretty rad that today I can chat with someone on the other side of the globe or meet people with similar interests online…like all of you! I signed up as one of the first users for Google Analytics on Blogger a couple years ago, and today I believe everyone has this feature on their blog. Basically, it allows you to see basic data regarding people visiting your blog, i.e. country, browser, site hits, etc. 

Don’t worry, it’s not big brother, and nobody’s specific user-account shows up, but it’s a pretty groovy tool. During an average week I get people from 5 different continents visiting my blog and I can also tell what posts prove more popular based on hits they receive. So if you haven’t viewed the analytics tab on your blog check it out today.