Have just discovered the new 'stats' button on the blogger dashboard which breaks down all of your user statistics. Much of the information is as expected, e.g. the vast majority of our readers are based in the U.K. followed by America and Canada, but you can also identify the conduit websites which lead readers to your blog.
Our main web portal is obviously the Orkney Library and Archive website, but I have learned today that we are listed on the blog roll of this blogger. Thank you!
I was also surprised to learn that our most viewed post by quite a long way was this tribute to weather man Michael Fish. Why is this?
The mystery of what brings random readers to your blog can be semi-solved by looking at the search engine terms which have resulted in a visit. The phrase which has been most successful for us has been "your mother doesn't work here poster" which brought readers to this weary protest about messy meeting room users.
Other top ten search terms have been:
"big piles of pancakes"
"It's alright, it's okay, doesn't really matter if you're old and grey."
"is master baker Paul Hollywood married?"
All of which are very far from anything that I would ever have guessed.