Over the past 4½ years I’ve made a habit of calling out on my blog whenever I’ve planned trips abroad, in the hope of meeting up with readers. As far as I can remember, the only times when this has actually led to any meetings were two years ago when I went to a) a science blogging conference, b) a skeptics’ conference. Those encounters would have taken place regardless of whether I’d shouted about my trips here beforehand or not.
So now I’m taking the opposite approach. Instead of first deciding to go somewhere for a non-blog-related reason and then hoping to meet readers there, I’ve used Google’s traffic stats engine to check where my readers are, and then I’m going to try to find a way to travel there and meet you people. Below are the Top-20 regions for Aard readership outside of Sweden (absolute, not relative to population) over the past year.
But not all readers are of course the same. I’m mainly interested in the regulars, not in people who end up here once only when they’re surfing for porn or wondering about the etymology of the expression “batshit insane”. Therefore, I have weeded out regions where the medium time spent on an Aard page is in the first quartile. Here’s the resulting list.
- England, UK
- Oulu county, Finland
- New York
- Western Australia, Australia
- North Carolina
So, it’s the US, England, Finland or Australia then! Could any regular who reads this from a region on the list please speak up? Who wants go give me a speaking gig?