Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Why people come here

As I look at data regarding who comes to this admittedly fledgling blog, it is interesting to look at data about where visitors come from, both where they are and how they linked to this place.

Some visitors are easily identified by the computer system they're using. I'm pretty sure, for instance, that there is only one visitor here from duke.edu, and only one visitor with a .no suffix. It's also interesting to look at the time zone breakdown of visitors -- as expected, there are a whole lot of visitors from UTC-7, where Five O'Clock Somewhere is located (UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated, also known as Greenwich Mean Time). UTC-5 also gets a respectable representation. There are fewer visits from UTC+1, fewer still from UTC-6, and yet fewer from UTC-8. Lately, I haven't had any visitors from any other time zone, although an early visit that is no longer reflected in the data came from UTC.

It is also interesting to see how the visitors arrived at this blog. The majority come via links from my brothers' blogs, with Muddled Ramblings outnumbering fuego's place by about 4 to 1. A few have come via searches, although none from Google so far. Someone out there is desperately searching for a lighted five o'clock somewhere sign -- there was a Yahoo search, and two days later an MSN search and another Yahoo search a half hour apart. There was another searcher on MSN looking for information about bugs in home during monsoon. There have been a few searches that included the word grammar, especially combined with the word o'clock. I'm guessing that these searchers were seeking information on spelling, usage, punctuation, or capitalization of the word o'clock. To please these searchers, my next Grammar Moment will be about how to use o'clock.

5 Comments:

Anonymous brightstar said...

My husband started a blog and I dutifully read it and I’m one of those who launched from blog to blog using the ‘next’ button until something catches my fancy. He to checks the stats and wonders at visits from all over the world. http://writetosayit.blogspot.com/
I have bookmarked your site because it is interesting. I keep checking back on one blog that asked readers to join in on his quest to becoming a millionaire. Since that single July 9th post, there have been no further entries. Guess he isn’t sharing. I found another blog obviously written by a teenager with all the giddiness, but her poetry is well written but disturbing because it’s about a horrible life, suicide, and cutting. I monitor it just to check her well being.

Thu Aug 11, 06:27:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Speaking of would-be millionaires, my brother Jerry has a category called "get-poor-quick schemes" over at his Muddled Ramblings blog (the link is over there on the left). It's been a while since he's done one of those -- he's been busy with other stuff -- but in the past, he's had such ideas as a resort hotel on the Moon (and how to get the tourists there), and a blimp demolition derby.

Fri Aug 12, 10:36:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Brightstar said...

I’ll check out your brother’s site. This sounds hilarious. My city in Florida had the Goodyear blimp crash in a storm into a warehouse a block down the street about a month ago. Blimps are not at all impressive when deflated.

Sat Aug 13, 04:09:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous pL said...

One search I get quite often is for "La Guna Vista." Strangly, 90% of these searchers are from Serbia!

Sun Aug 14, 02:56:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Update: Someone came here on an MSN search for catherding. Seems I'm not the only one who loves that old commercial.

I have a vague recollection that there's a city in Serbia named Guna, or something like that. Or perhaps that phrase means something in Serbo-Croatian.

Mon Aug 15, 01:38:00 AM MDT  

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