Apart from Blogger stats not being accurate -most people seem to agree on that- there is "Unknown Region" which, with CBO, provides some high views.
There is a lot of chat about what "Unknown Region" actually is. For CBO I notice that with Unknown Region there comes renewed interest in Chinese language posts (you can just use the translate button here but if you are scouring the net in your own language...). BUT China does not show up on the stats map because of various political shennanigans in the US and at Google/Blogger.
I really do not care where you are from. CBO is about comics and comic related stuff. NO politics.
The Blogger stats map is a pain because its a good visual guide of where your audience is. But Russia has provided almost 400 views today...the stats map of Russia is a dull grey and not green as it should be so looking you think "Russia doesn't love me any more!"
Ukraine does not show green but almost matches the number of Russian views.
The regular, high views countries have remained the same
China (though not showing since blogger/Google blocked it) so it is mentioned here as at the last proper count it had provided 1,128,600 views.
So regular noted countries:
1. United States
3. United Kingdom -views have picked up in recent months so for all time the views are 209683
Looking at this week's views in order of country (1-10):
So narrowing it down to views up to 2130hrs (BST) today we see:
How about narrowing it down to right now -2140hrs BST?
The mix can get quite heady with Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and various African countries. This, again, if you are a stat watcher can cause problems. I tend not to be bothered with numbers of views but more with countries viewing the blog (FAR more interesting).
You see, I post during the afternoon on Monday but some viewers will see it as a new post next say on a Monday..or a Sunday. International datelines are hard to keep up with but if you are a novice blogger you look at the stats for, say, Monday. Not impressive but you check stats Tuesday and find views are higher, lower or the same. Then you go crazy asking what you have done wrong! :-)
Thing is posting at 2152 hrs UK time but...
And then it can get crazier so you have to remember that not everyone is going to see your post on the day (in your country) that you post it!
It is the crazy thing about blogging which is why it helps that you can see which are the top ten most viewed posts. Friday in the UK, Saturday in Japan and in other countries it is Thursday.
There are two kinds of 12 hour offsets from GMT: those that are 12 hours behind, and those that are 12 hours ahead.
Baker Island and Howler Island, two uninhabited islands belonging to the United States are 12 hours behind GMT
There are a number of habited places that are 12 hours ahead. That is to say, the time-of-day is the same as 12 hours behind, but the date is a full day ahead.
Some parts of Russia - particularly Kamchatka - are 12 hours ahead of GMT.
Some pacific islands - particularly Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu - are also 12 hours ahead of GMT.
New Zealand is 12 hours ahead in the Winter (their winter, not ours), but not in the Summer as they move to their Daylight Savings time.
Mentioning New Zealand raises another matter: neither it or Australia has ever appeared on CBO stats (I'm wrong -I think Australia has appeared once since 2011). The thing is that I KNOW people in those areas check out CBO because of my Yahoo groups and members from there.
I have no idea why neither appears -why don't I ask Blogger? Well, if you ask that question I guess you never use Blogger! They hold a 100% record of not answering queries and even when they tell you your blog now has a copyright strike against you (for using your own characters/books) and you appeal they just reverse the decision but WILL NOT directly contact you.
I do feel a little guilty that I have never touched on comics from some of those countries listed but having been ripped off on purchases in the past and not having the cash to buy in comics to look at....I'm sort of in a corner unless someone sends me copies of books.
So, this is what I do with my Friday nights.
I need to get a life