October 20th, 2008

Uninteresting Stats

Posted in Blogging by 200

Sometimes I’m fascinated by who reads this blog & where they come from. In the 3 years I’ve been writing it I can honestly say I have never, ever heard anyone at work discussing or even mentioning it. I’ve had one or two comments posted which I think have come from people in the same force as me so there must be one or two.

When I log in, I can see a list of links from other sites where people have clicked a link somewhere else & ended up here. It will be no surprise that I get most visitors from Inspector Gadget & (the original police blog) David Copperfield’s. Then comes Planet Police & Nightjack.

Sometimes my posts are being discussed on varied websites. I can understand some of them, Police999 & Police-Specials, for instance, but some are a little more strange.

For instance, this month I’ve had links from Wow-Shameless, a World of Warcraft website, Wholesome Socks (I have no idea), the Alamy Photo Library forums, The Landy Owners Club forums, the Mud Club forums, Safe Speed forums, London Meetups, the Focus ST Owners Club, the Psych (mental health support) forums, Atomic Maximum Power Computing forums, the East Dulwich forum, Civic Type R forum, the Peterborough forums, SodaHead (no idea), the interestingly named Argue With Anyone forums.

Sometimes I visit the links to see what they’re saying about me. Last might I was being discussed on a runners forum. It seems someone in another control room has taken a look here & said it mirrors their experiences (I wonder if it’s someone I work with). They seemed to be suggesting that I’d been banned from a website & was using this blog as a means of spouting off. If you’re reading this, as far as I’m aware I’ve never been banned from any website so I think your guess at my ID is probably wrong, and whilst I am a member of Police999, I don’t post there very often.

So far this month I’ve had 3,500 unique visitors & 35,000 page loads. I get most visits on a Thursday or Friday. Surprisingly, the vast majority of visits appear to be from the USA, almost 10 times as many as the UK, with Europe, Israel, Argentina & Canada next, in order. Other countries include Greece, Germany, Australia, Spain, France, China, Hong Kong, Panama, Switzerland, Netherlands, Japan, Finland, Norway, South Africa, Yugoslavia, Ireland, & 25 other countries.

Anyway, enough of the meaningless drivel, it’s juts an excuse for another post to keep up the count & maybe attract some more really obscure weblinks.

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10 comments

  1. Uninteresting Stats says:

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    October 20th, 2008 at 23:57

  2. Paul says:

    I put your link on the runners world forum during a discussion with a female control room operator… she then passed the link on to one of her control room colleagues.

    I’ve only been reading your blog a week, and now I feel like i’m part of it! Oh the fame.

    I don’t work for the police, and I didn’t at any point read an insinuation by the person that I was talking to that you had been banned from anything. I thought she was referring to her colleague.

    October 21st, 2008 at 00:17

  3. 200 says:

    Paul,

    thanks for clearing that up, just reading that thread looked like it was me she was referring to, anyway, thanks for spreading the word & the kind comments you made.
    Cheers

    October 21st, 2008 at 02:20

  4. Meldy says:

    Morning .. twas me who was talking about you over in that there Runners forum!

    I cant quite remember what I said now but more than likely alluding to the fact that some of my colleagues have been ‘asked to refrain’ from commenting on our own discussion threads and therefore something like this may well be an outlet for him !

    Its a fab read, thank you !

    October 21st, 2008 at 02:23

  5. 200 says:

    Meldy,

    hello to a new reader!.

    Apologies, that’ll teach me to go nosing about on other people’s forums, or is that fora?

    Thanks for the comments.

    October 21st, 2008 at 02:49

  6. Paul says:

    Forii? Maybe a little tenuous.

    My big three favourites at the moment are this, PC Bloggs and the PCSO blog.

    I know someone at work who must only be a couple of years older than yourself (retired after his 30 years in 2004) and a lot of his stories bear a strong resemblance to yours! Particularly of the final years.

    His most amusing comment was to tell me that “The Bill” was an accurate portrayal of modern policing… whilst “Life on Mars” was an accurate depiction of policing as it was when he was a probationer!!

    October 21st, 2008 at 05:45

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    October 21st, 2008 at 06:20

  8. Tony F says:

    I generally come from IG and the go to NJ, then ATNS then anyone whom has posted since my last look around.

    October 21st, 2008 at 19:41

  9. Rusty says:

    Curious, I find obscure drivel rather fascinating.

    Allo, should I introduce myself? Ah, yes, the stats, perhaps you should check them…..

    …No need to worry though not much mystery here, I’m your average everyday, ah, sincerely and honestly I’m quite harmless. A simple rather nice and kind, I mind my manners female blog lurker who’s read you a few times…Nice blog you have here.

    Mind if I continue to lurk? [smile]

    October 22nd, 2008 at 02:19

  10. W.Socks says:

    ‘Wholesome Socks’ reporting in (a bit late). I’ve been following you (well, you know what I mean…) for a couple of years, and started my waffle about school-life a few months ago.
    Regards,
    Mr Socks

    October 26th, 2008 at 11:40

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