Wednesday, 23 January 2008


Happy 200th post!

There are some discrepancies between my Blogger homepage and the actual Stuck-in-a-Book webpage, due to draft entries I think, so my own mini-celebration was a few days ago. Now you can all enter in the fun - 200 posts!

I usually steer clear of 'widgets' (funny little applications and things one can add to a blog) but spotted one on several blogs which I couldn't resist - the Feedjit thingy down on the left. It has a map of the world and dots over it where recent visitors have come from. Unsurprisingly, half of my recent visitors are from the UK, but these are all the countries which have had a look in recently:

UK, USA, Japan, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, Belgium, Norway, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Finland, Germany, Poland, India

If you have a blog, I recommend popping this in. It's incredibly easy to insert, doesn't seem to slow the page down much, and I'm learning! My geographical knowledge wouldn't impress a five-year-old - as I once famously declared, while sick with Geography homework and the importance attached to it: "Geography isn't the world, you know!" So I'm discovering just where Bulgaria is, and that Puerto Rico is a nation and not just something in Westside Story. For the brighter amongst you, perhaps you can learn about the nations' flags...


  1. Congratulations! The big 200. I hope to be their one day. Isn't it so much fun seeing where your traffic comes from? I track mine through Google Analytics and first thing I want to do in the morning is see my stats from the day before! Such a treat.

    Keep up the good work, I look forward to many more great articles!

  2. Congratulations on your 200th post, Simon!!

  3. Congratulations on your 200th post! I use site meter on my blog, but I don't really do anything with the info. other than look at it every now and then. I am also woefully ignorant when it comes to geography. Maybe the map will help. I do love stopping by to see what you have to say.

  4. I have this on my blog and find it totally fascinating. I have a regular visitor from taiwan, one from Pakistan who always reads anything I write about Jane Austen, and others from Kazahkstan, Belarus and georgia and last week, at last I yelled, a visitor from Mongolia reading about my weekend ramblings!!!


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