When I installed this new gadget - or is it a widget, I hardly know the difference, or even if there is one - I thought it would be interesting to see where in the world my readers were coming from. [You will find it at the bottom of my sidebar.]
My first reaction is that in 11 days from installation, a total of 203 hits doesn't seem much beside the grand total of 25573 on my ordinary hit counter; but that one has been running for a year or so. Isn't it annoying that the technology is not there for these counters to count backwards as well, and give you your overall totals!
The second thing of note is that, not surprisingly, of the 34 countries in all, the US and the UK lead the field, with, as of now, 67 hits from the former and 65 from the latter. Australia and Canada are next with 10 and 9 hits, France with 7, Portugal and India with 3. The rest are all 2s and 1s.
Now then, you blog surfers in the UK: are you going to let the United States keep two hits ahead of you forever, as they have been up to now? It won't do you know. This is a British blog by a British writer and I expect my strongest support to come from the United Kingdom!
Having said which, with my tongue well into my cheek, I hasten to add that I consider myself to be just as much a citizen of the world as I am of the UK, and it gratifies me hugely to find that approximately half my hits are from non-English-speaking countries. I don't get comments from them though -that would be really nice.