International readership

I was curious who was reading me–and how many, because who knows? it could be 2, it could be 20–besides the obvious (people who have friended me), so I’ve been trying for months to figure out how to do something like my Blogger friends do with a sitemeter.
I’ve finally figured it out. It took a while because LJ doesn’t allow javascript, so you have to do HTML only, but I’ve had it up and running all this week, and I’m simply amazed at how far away people are reading. (You can browse it yourself and see how fun it can be. Button is on my sidebar.)
Australia! Not one, but at least two people in Oz are reading. Plus a Canadian in Alberta… hm. Actually, I think I know who that is. Then there are readers all the way from Tampa to Berkeley to Tennessee to Long Island. I can’t imagine what the person in Egypt found interesting. Also, at least one visit from each of Germany, France, and the UK. And Hong Kong, too. Very cool. No South Americans, but the rest of the continents (excepting Antarctica) seem to have at least one visit.
I figure the Somerville, MA person is a
friend of mine, and I think I know who the Delaware person is, though I could be wrong. Actually, come to think of it, I might know who the Germany person is. I know I have lots of friends who read, though most of them have already friended me so the only time the tracker would pick them up is if they comment. (Comment! I love comments!) But there are about 40 of you out there who I never see except through this new handy device. Who knew there were more out there than just the handful who comment?
It’s rather daunting, actually. Does this mean I have to keep doing meaningful posts and not just posts about my cats? The pressure!
But that’s okay. I’m sure I’ll come up with stuff to talk about. And as I’ve said before, if you leave a note in the comments letting me know other things you’d like to know about–questions that can be answered publicly that haven’t already been answered or that wouldn’t readily be answered by the submission guidelines, etc.–question away. It gives me direction for my posts. 🙂