Something odd happened last night. As of a few hours ago, 350,000 different people have visited this web site.
That's 350K as measured by unique internet address. My regular readers probably use several different addresses, but since we've crossed by a thousand or so it probably comes out in the wash.
I never guessed when I started that it would get so much attention. I thought a few history nerds might drop in from time to time. Who are you, and what are you doing here? I offer these observations, based on the stats:
Not many of you comment. Thanks so much to the lovely people who do leave a word or two. There've been some absolutely stunning conversations that leave me amazed at your cleverness and knowledge. In fact, when it comes to brainpower, you guys are scary.
A lot of you are doing homework. (Hi kids!) How do I know that? From the search expressions that bring you here. Speaking of which...
I am #1 on Google for the search term "ancient Greek toilet". Says it all, really.
A surprising number of you want to know how to use autocorrect in Word. Even more of you want to convert all your letters to uppercase.
The most popular posts overall are the ones about bizarre ways to die. Though the people who visit those via search engines usually just read them and go. Maybe it was something I said.
About 8,000 of you are in China, which is rather odd considering there's no Chinese edition. Either that, or I've sold 8,000 English edition books in China that I'm not aware of. Or maybe they have the world's largest ancient history class. I suppose we must hope for the last.
Only a handful of you are Greek!
I'm still puzzling over why so much of the comment spam that I have to eliminate points to divorce lawyers in America. Is there something about ancient history that causes divorce?