Thanks to Google Analytics I can track visitors to my website and see where they're from. I started using the service a year ago and in that time the vast majority of visits have been from Canada, 20% as many from the UK, a decent number from the US and the rest from...
Brazil, Australia, Japan, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Turkey, India, Ukraine, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Philippines...
I'll bet that was an accident.
I had nine visits from Barueri, Brazil; that's nine different people, not the same person nine times. And one from Sao Paolo. Which appears to be right beside Barueri. Is there something about Barueri I ought to know?
But what really makes me wonder is the fact that I had 20 visits from Barlesville, Oklahoma. Fifteen of those visits were unique; five were repeats.
What on earth is going on in Barlesville, and why the sudden curiosity about me? And before you answer 'because there's bugger-all else to do in Barlesville', let me say that in a faintly worrying way I find it endearing.
Thank you, Oklahoma.
WMF Oliver Eduard Bahm
1 week ago