THE STATSCOCK AS OF 2pm 17/8/06I don’t usually do the techie “isn’t WordPress great” articles, but of course a well run site often comes with other whizz-bangs and flashes. And one of the things Alan has bolted on is a selection of statistics about the site. What refers, what is read and of course the competition to have highly read articles (as per chart on the left) is vicious. There is reason for many of the words used in my Pornography of Nostalgia article, and I will beat you Tom Ewing and your popular Popular.

One of the other stats is the physical location of where our readers come from. Or at least where their IP is registered. Now I know very little about this stuff so I would appreciate someone else trying to explain this away, but here is a snapshot of the chart today since we migrated to WordPress. No surprise that the US is number one closely followed by the UK….What?

Sorry. I misread that.

Number two is Indonesia. With almost 10,000 more click throughs.

Whilst I hope that the history of the UK Charts, random pub conversations about Slowpoke Rodriguez and the gin soaked dribblings of a rabid music hater is what is drawing our Indonesian fans here, I am not wholly convinced. So can anyone else suggest why Indonesia is our second biggest territory? In the post title I have a suggestion. Especially when you consider our biggest referrals are indie, and indie haircuts. Oh, and porn of course. But I like the idea that actually there is a much bigger indie demographic out there who are not at bothered by the eternal battle twixt them and Emo.

(Unless Emo in this case is short for East TiMOr.)