There's a really cool thing you can use to track your website's statistics. It's called Google Analytics. I looked at some stats for this website trying to find out what parts of the world are viewing my content here. Here's what the map looks like.
- First of all, I don't have much traffic yet, which is to be expected from a baby site like this. Four months is nothing yet, and the search engines haven't picked me up on their radar yet.
- Most of my traffic is from countries where English is spoken fluently.
- The only client I have had since May when I created the site is from South Africa, and she had a song made for someone in Australia, so that explains those two countries.
- That leaves India, the Philippines, England, New Zealand, and Canada fairly unexplained. I even see Egypt on the map.
I learned a lot from my last client, Liat, who told me that I basically use the word "awesome" in the wrong context and way too much, which is awesome to hear. She was an awesome client, by the way.
I also had to look up words and pronunciations of words as we corresponded, especially if I wanted to use the word in the song. Luckily, Liat was o.k. with my "foreign" use of the English language and my American dialect.
So far, if you count clients and those who they give their song to, I have written for people in four different countries. That's awesome, swell, neat, good, or whatever you like to say in your English speaking country. I have the people to thank who allowed me the pleasure. I look forward to being pen pals with more AWESOME people from other countries.