Do you ever wonder if anyone reads this blog? You may not know it, because I don't think I've mentioned it, but I installed statistics software when I started this blog (you can take the girl away from programming but you can't take the programmer out of the girl. Or something) and every now and again I take a peek just to see if anyone's out there. And yes, they are!
In the last 7 days we've had 555 visitors (189 returning visitors, so even if you discount them we've had about 366 new visitors to the site), who between them loaded 965 pages. Generally it is 'page loads' that you look at rather than visitors because after all, a visitor may have got to your website by mistake or only looked at the front page; pageloads are a more valuable indicator of interest because the numbers indicate that visitors have actively selected pages to look at. Stat Counter also enables you to look at the geographic locations of the internet service providers who facilitated access to the site, and in the last week we've had lots of Australian, European and North American visitors, but we've also welcomed guests from as far away as South Korea, Hawaii (yes, it is American, but it's also in the middle of the Pacific Ocean so I'm excited!), Algeria and Hungary. If I want to get really geeky I can tell you that at 09:32 this morning someone in Sydney used their i-phone to look at our blog and read the entry about the Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists' Book Awards!
So to all our visitors, hello and welcome! It's great that you are here and we hope you find something interesting to read. We also value your comments, so feel free to talk to us.