I have one of those little counter thingamies on this blog, and a live feed thingamy. The live feed thingamy fascinates me completely - it tells you where people who stumble onto your blog come from. And it's amazing to see. I am, admittedly, very much a Geography girl - always loved it, it's genetic. But, also, it fills me with curiosity. Who are they?
Like, there's a regular visitor from Harrismith. I don't know anyone in Harrismith. I love that. And it is, of course, a huge ego boost to see that Harrismith comes to visit fairly regularly. It's that human desire for resassurance I guess, shining through in little anonymous Blogland.
But also, I'm a Google Girl. In fact, I may even go so far as to claim to being The Google Girl or, at least, a poster girl for Google. I love it. And now, in combination with my live feed thingamy, and my fascination with geography, I'm finding all sorts of places I'd never heard of before. Like Klaipeda - a Lithuanian city situated at the mouth of the Curonian Lagoon, where it flows into the Baltic Sea. The Teutonic knights built a castle there. Teutonic knights? Dudes who got together to help the Christians on their pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to establish hospitals to care for the sick and injured. And so on - then I get lost in a web of Googling.
How the person in Klaipeda found my blog, however, remains a mystery but does, of course, make me itch with curiosity. Point being, I love these little internet tools, and my counter thingamy turned 1000 yesterday so I thought it worth a little mention.
Excuse me though, I need to go and see where the Curonian Lagoon is...
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