Friday, 28 November 2008

Greetings to the reader in Kuwait!

You may have noticed that down at the bottom right hand side of this page there's a map of the world. It's produced by a great company called ClustrMaps who offer a rather interesting service. 

Every time someone visits my blog their IP address (the numerical version of a web address, which looks something like 104.23.776.54) is noted by ClustrMaps' software, which records where in the world it originated; and keeps a note of that geographical information. This data is updated once a day and plotted on the world map. Using this I can see where my readers are based.

So, it's with some surprise and delight that I've discovered I have a reader in Kuwait (plus one in Taiwan too). This is fantastic, and is a great advert for the global reach of the Web.

I must confess to being very curious about my reader in Kuwait. Do they teach Media Studies there? Would they like to? So, now that I know you're out there, I hope you don't mind me being nosey and asking you to get in touch. It would be marvellous to find out how you found my blog and what parts of it are of interest to you.  

You can mail me directly at or leave me a comment.

Either way, I hope you're enjoying my postings, and I trust you will continue to do so in the future.

Take care, 



Dan Felstead said...


Thank you for the cluster maps explanation. What a great idea. I added it to my blog as well. It will be interesting to see the results of I can get a few followers. I love your blog. I have been out of the loop for about 4 days. My hard drive crashed!! What a nightmare. Luckily, I use Carbonite and had it backed up on line.


Laura Jayne said...

I am not from anywhere as wonderfully exotic as Kuwait. But Rancho Cucamonga sounds a bit interesting (it isn't, but it does sound it).

Monica said...

I've used sitemeter for my business blog and it does the same thing. I love seeing the various locations. I wonder if Kuwait will make contact with you.


Sacha van Straten said...

No contact yet, Monica, although I think the same person has been reading Dan's blog too.

Fingers crossed they may drop me a line.