You may have never noticed the Feedjit widget on the left side of this blog page. It lists the visitors to this blog by country. It’s pretty cool to see where people are when they read this blog. Because the majority of readers of this blog are my friends, I can keep track of SOME of you through this crazy Big Brother like tool.
Over the past 24 hours or so I have had an unusual amount of internation traffic that I couldn’t identify. I have also had a number of visitors (I know this from the WordPress Dashboard) viewing a blog I wrote about Onions back in October. I found this odd. (Some of you find it odd that I pay attention to this stuff — that I even know it.)
I finally looked more closely at the Feedjit listing (the one you can get to by clicking on “watch live”) and realized that many of the unknown international visitors are the ones who have been looking at the onion blog. Curiouser and curiouser.
What was I to do? I did a Google search of “onions” and looked specifically filtered for current news that such a search woudl find. DING DING DING. Apparently an athlete named Graham Onions has been dumped from a bowling team.
Here’s the headline from Telegraph.co.uk:
Graham Onions: being dropped from England Test squad was ‘devastating’
England bowler Graham Onions has poured his heart out over the “devastating” blow of being dropped from the Test side in South Africa but is aiming to turn the anguish to his advantage on the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh.
You can read about Graham Onions on Wikipedia. It wasn’t until I got there that I confirmed that this bowling reference was really to the sport of Cricket.
No wonder I’m confused.