Joanne Jacobs (see blogroll at left) warned me that stat counters are addictive, and for me at least, she couldn't be more right! I get some of the coolest information from that counter, including the searches people used to find my site and the locations of viewers. I was pretty impressed with the information in the following screen dump:
Additionally, I periodically get hits from a korea.army.mil domain, meaning at least one of our soldiers in Korea sometimes takes a peek here. I've also had a hit from the California State Senate and one from the Whole Foods domain (amazingly enough, reading a post in which I mentioned Whole Foods). I have a fan in Reston, VA, who comes here daily, and once in awhile I get a reader in a place near and dear to my heart, Port Angeles, WA. I've also been able to identify some of my regular readers in Sacramento, Hawaii, the Air Force Academy, and Texas.
Once in awhile I get hits from Britain and Australia, but they don't seem to stay long. Probably not a lot to interest them, what with my US politics and US education focus. I don't want to take anything away from my compatriots in the Anglosphere, though--please keep coming back!
I think I spend too much time checking the stat counter. I'll cut down.
Starting next week =)
Update, 3/13/07: This morning I found a reader from the US Department of Education. Welcome!