As fellow blog owners know, combing over your site statistics can be addictive. There's great stuff there for anyone with even a hint of obsessive compulsive disorder. I glance at my stats at least once day.
One of the coolest things you can see is where people are from and how often they come back. This only works for a small fraction of the total number of visitors (mostly those who surf from their offices), but it can still be intriguing. I have a group of about 50-60 or so people who regularly write me, but there are many frequent readers I never hear from. Lurkers .... many who come from -- or work at -- very interesting places.
It's time to come out.
I put together this little list drawn from the last week or so of visitors to Veniceblog. Check to see if you are on it. If you are, step out of the shadows and drop me a line at email@example.com and write about yourself, your relationship to Venice, and anything else you'd like to tell this blogger (any ideas for stories, for example). Confidentially, if you like.
And hey, you don't have to be on the list to write (most frequent readers aren't ... 99% of the time, info is generally hidden by their ISPs). I love to hear from readers anytime.
The Supreme Court Of Canada (hmmm, surfing between decisions?)
Reed Elsevier (home of Lexis-Nexis, my fave info source)
Tiger Tigress Productions
University of Warwick (looks like at least 3 different people)
Social Security Administration
The Comune di Venezia
John Wiley Sons
Hawaii Dept. Of Education
Someone at Marymount Manhattan College
Information Systems U.S. House Of Representatives
Reading Is Fundamental
Folks at Wake Forest University (looks like several people)
UK's Ministry Of Agriculture Fisheries And Food
Central European Environmental Data Request Facility
The Independant (Newspaper/UK)
The New York Times
The National Gallery, Scotland
The City Of Cedar Park, Texas