I have this little application over there ———>
That records from where and when people are visiting The Prodigal Scribe.
I was looking at it last night and noticed…
Geography was not my strong subject in school but I do know enough to recognize this as Russian Siberia. So I got to thinking about the person behind this dot. Is this a man or a woman — a doctor, lawyer, farmer or server in some small Russian restaurant along a small frozen river? Is this a student in college, a factory worker, a schoolchild or maybe some washed up Russian spy, surviving the best he or she can in some remote village high on a Siberian mountain? Maybe his name would be Boris – her’s Natasha. Maybe it’s a policeman researching a crime and found what he was looking for on my site. Not likely but it does have a romantic tinge to it.
So I dug a little deeper. Turns out that one little dot represents all visitors from the Russian Federation since The Prodigal Scribe setup shop – three from Saint Petersburg, two from Moscow, one from Vladimir and one from parts unknown. I bet that’s the spy.
Looking at the stats from my little visitor application reveals a couple of other interesting facts.
I’m more than twice as popular in Pakistan as I am in Australia.
The French aren’t really big fans.
Americans spend way too much time online. (Me included)
To my seven Russian friends. Come back anytime. Until then…