Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Blogspots have an add on where you can put a hit counter on your site that allows you to know whether it is worthwhile to continue posting or not. If no one is looking waste your energy into finishing your layout instead.
Each time there is a posting, viewers can be notified by email to the new post and view. My counter has been slowly creeping up in numbers as would be expected over the years.
But a recent check showed the count skyrocketing. Is there a new unfounded batch of narrow gauge modellers out there?
I had previously mentioned that there seemed to be a huge sudden count spike from Russia. After I made mention of that fact on the blog, those figures had reduced but an un-expected count spike came from another site. You would never guess the island of Mauritius!. The only thing I can deduce from this is that the Ruski's were aware we were onto them. So then they told some to take a holiday and Mauritius is where they ended up. You can see on the map of the world that the higher traffic areas have the darker greens varying to white where no one cares, but I couldn't see the little green pixel from Mauritius on the map of the world below.
Holidays only last so long and the count from Mauritius has gone down and the count from Russia has increased again.
Maybe they are genuine modellers? Fellow Bloggers Phil from Phillips Creek and Rob from Picton (maybe others) have also been receiving these hits from the Ruski's.
I don't think they mean any harm but one thing is for sure that the hit counter will reach the 100K a lot quicker.