The following are the blog stats for 1st - 17th April, 2016
Now look at the stats for "This Week" -or, "Today" as we call it!
The first thing I noticed is that, out of the blue this month, CBO is getting views from Japan. That surprised me but I guess there are comic fans out there not just into Manga.
You'll also notice that Australia and New Zealand are nowhere to be seen, yet I know there are people in those countries viewing CBO. I've never been able to find out why their views are not recorded since in cannot be that there are not enough as on the Class Comics, AOP and Black Tower blogs views of 3-10 are shown from both.
The great Internet war rages on and CBO lost China. I got a fuzzy feeling of warmth when I saw the PRC was viewing my blog. If anyone from China still views (I know you do) -thank you.
Oddly, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and so on are not showingt up in views but some times do on the other blogs.
Even little Pacific islands are recorded on views.
Charles, who does a lot of internet stats work involving business tells me that there are "technical and political" reasons why certain countries do not register any views. Doing stuff that to me is total gobble-dee-gook, Charles tells me my "traffic analysis and feeds" (I'm controlling traffic and feeding what now???) show that I can "double the daily stats to show a more accurate page views figure". Well, that sounds nice and he can prove it with all the internet mumbo-jumbo but I stick with what I see and my brain is not built to deal with jumbles of numbers!
It took Mr Dilworth to explain to me when CBO had gone over a million views because dyscalculie means all I see is a jumble of numbers which don't mean much.
But I thought it might be interesting to also show the "All Time" (ie. from 2010 when CBO was a "back-up" page and I never started posting here until the WordPress CBO closed down in 2012 as you can see -postings 2010 =33 2011 =229 2012 = 541 which you can find to the right) views.
Views from the UK tend to be sporadic and in the daily views the UK is usually listed between fifth and tenth position. It is interesting that the views have shot up after I've posted items on UK comics and publishing. I can't even begin to guess why but they are obviously striking a note somewhere.
The highest number of page views since our Chinese friends lost their way here are, surprisingly, from the United States. I write "surprisingly" because there arte a LOT of American comic blogs. Okay, most seem to deal with DC, Marvel, Image of That other company and even Manga. I think it shows that a lot of American comickers are not just "American four colour nuts" as one person put it. Also, more Americans seem to want to join groups I run and, to date, have been polite, enquiring and willing to learn more.
I really did not expect to get that many views from the United States so -THANK YOU.
Now, I don't check the stats for numbers daily but I do so to see "which countries" and "Now Viewing" is quite interesting at times. I still worry about the two viewers in Antarctica no longer showing up. I have images of two men in Arctic wear during a clearing in the blizzard and one saying: "Hey -we found one of those UFOs people keep talking about!"
But the top ten each day is usually the United States followed by Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and UK -in no particular order (no favourites!). Again, there are blogs in these countries so why CBO? I know that with France a lot of comickers like to check out the Cinebook editions and, when I used to have them sent, the reviews of Casterman BD because it seems French companies tend not to show preview pages. BD Gest (on the blog list) shows pages but with Casterman I was showing pages of books they weren't.
Now these are all "high views" countries. Oh, if 1% of them bought a copy of one of my books!!
Also, I know some of those views (don't ask because I just shall not tell you!) are from publishers in those countries.
But I get no sales nor offers of work.......I have tears running down my cheeks, guys!
However, not even 1% of those viewing CBO ever comment (those of you who do -my "regulars" as I like to call you because, like prunes, you keep me going. Uh, yeah, maybe not as complimentary sounding as I intended).
Now you have to realise that I love analysing facts and details to draw conclusions. So, never hearing what draws you to CBO leaves me perplexed. A friend (I have a casual friend so there) said "Just do the blog because you enjoy it or want to say something" so I do. I still get perplexed, though!
So, I suppose it's a case of carrying on as I have been doing.
If you enjoy the posts then fair enough. And if you ever want to check the online store....or even offer work.....