Sunday, August 14, 2011

World-wide Views

"You haven't posted in three weeks," a friend wrote recently. True enough. I have not been hiking, a combination of a trip to Michigan when my only "hike" was on water in a kayak, my injured foot, and spending my walking time trying to make up lost time on training for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, now just 39 days away. On that note, in the last 9 days, I have put 41 miles on my feet, with varying levels of heel pain. Whether or not I can do the entire 60 miles over the three days remains to be seen, but I think so.

Anyhow, I thought I'd put out a couple of maps showing recent usage of this blog. "Oh, to be Hiking!" gets much more readership than my other blog, "Racing for a Cure." I guess the topic is more interesting to people, and they often do searches for specific hikes and come to this blog. For some reason, I've gotten a lot of hits lately on my post last year about a late fall hike.

You can see I get some traffic from a lot of the northern hemisphere, mostly North America. South America and Africa, and most of Asia - very little to none.And the east coast of the USA, especially the Mid-Atlantic, looks at my blog more than other regions of the country.

Sometimes, funny things can happen with user access. On "Racing for a Cure," I posted a humorous (at least I thought so) account of how sexy biker babes wanted to meet me. For a while, it got more hits than any other post on that blog, and when I checked the search statistics, one of the key phrases searched for was "sexy biker babes." It got hits from all over the world, although I imagine that they were very disappointed once they got to my post!