Where Are Y’all Coming From?

June 7, 2006

First, I want to apologize to anyone who has had trouble loading my blog recently. I am hosting my own site outside of blogger.com, but loading my blog still relies upon at least some parts of blogger.com being available. Reliability and performance of blogger.com have left a lot to be desired lately. Today, publishing and blog maintenance at blogger.com have been down due to database problems (though my site itself does still work, at least at the moment…). You’re reading this because Blogger publishing has come back up. Hopefully this won’t be an ongoing problem.


Today I feel like addressing a lighter subject. Since this blog is focused on Christian Unity, I am naturally interested in who might be searching for content on that subject, and thus finding their way here. So let’s see who is dropping by!

The Site Meter counter at the bottom of the page provides me some data about recent visitors to this site. One piece of data it provides is where the visitor is located. Don’t get too paranoid–it’s just a best-effort approximation, which narrows the location down to a city if possible. Anyway out of the last 100 visits, it provides me with 64 unique sources of the visitors. Most of these are in the US, representing 26 different states, with California and Texas tied for the most distinct cities represented. The past 100 visitors included seven different countries, with Canada leading the non-US pack. There have been quite a few other countries, US states, and cities represented in the past (prior to this sample) but these are the ones that are currently showing up.

Many of these visitors found the site by searching on msn.com or google. Often the search terms are very “Restoration Movement” centric (CENI, silence of the scriptures, Carl Ketcherside, Thomas Campbell, etc). But also some arrive here looking for more general Christian subjects (christian unity, resolving church conflicts, sola scriptura, etc). Many others are referred here by a link at other blogs, particularly pinakidion.com, salguod.net, clarkecomments.com, restorationunity.com, and theoccasionalopinion.blogspot.com.

Anyway, I thought folks might enjoy browsing the list. So here it is–the locations of the last 100 visitors to this site:

Montgomery Al
Phoenix, Az
Hot Springs National Park, Ark
Clovis, Ca
Gilroy, Ca
Lake Isabella, Ca
Palo Alto, Ca
Redlands, Ca
San Fernando, Ca
San Lorenzo, Ca
Sunnyvale, Ca
Denver, Co
Stamford, Conn
Palm Bay, Fl
Tampa, Fl
Fayetteville, Ga
Lawrenceville, Ga
Duluth, Ga
Indianapolis, In
Roachdale, In
Salina, Ka
Elizabethtown, Ky
Louisville, Ky
Standish, Me
Boston Ma
Sault Sainte Marie, Mi
Hastings, Mn
Kansas City, Mo
Vicksburg Ms
Granite Falls, NC
Kannapolis, NC
Morehead City, NC
Research Triangle Park, NC
Omaha, Ne
Henrietta, NY
New Hyde Park, NY
Galloway, Oh
Broken Arrow, Ok
Newcastle, Ok
Portland, Ore
Allentown, Pa
Brookville, Pa
Nashville, Tn
Amarillo, Tx
Arlington, Tx
Beaumont, Tx
Dallas, Tx
Larue, Tx
Lubbock, Tx
Midlothian, Tx
San Antonio, Tx
Richmond Va
Richland, Wa

Rhodes, New South Wales, Australia
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Bruchkbel, Germany
Ilbenstadt, Germany
Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka
Sandridge, Norfolk, UK
Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, UK


  1. This is cool I want one. It’s fun to see where everyone is from. Yo Allentown! I married a Bethlehem boy.He imports Tastee Cakes.

  2. Thats a neat list. I must be the Portland hit. -Clarke

  3. That’s me here in, or rather in the vacinity of, Galloway OH.Somewhere I’ve seen code to put that in real time on your site. It’s a little creepy to go to a site and see you listed right there as the last visitor!

  4. that’s me in San Antonio!-toeteaknow

  5. I guess I’m the “Bruchköbel, Germany” guy! Tho thats not exactly where I live…Great site! Especially the SandCreek series was quite interesting!

  6. Well, I block sitemeter (yea, I’m such a geek) so Albuquerque doesn’t show, but here’s a “Yo!” from Albuquerque.

  7. Hey Mark,I completely understand why you’d block sitemeter…after all I’m in the computer security field myself! (currently studying for my CISSP–pray for me!) Also cool to have someone from Albuquerque — site of NC State’s 1983 NCAA basketball championship!Alan

  8. Hmmm…I hadn’t stopped by in about a week and a half. I guess that’s why poor little New Hampshire was left off the list. Well, Alan. If you get a visitor from Nashua, NH, that would most likely be moi. (It also may show up as a MA location.)

  9. Hi Jeff,Maybe Lynnfield, Ma?I also had visits in the last few minutes from Boston University, St Louis Mo, and Moscow.Alan

  10. Yup! Lynnfield, MA. That’s me.

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