Roving Reporter and I were talking about blogging, we do that sometimes, and she tipped me to the Stats tab on Blogger. This is a miraculous device that lets one see who is viewing one's blog. I have 13 faithful followers which is a comfortable amount. Still, there are days when the comments dry up and I do wonder who my audience is? My most avid fan is my mom but she hasn't figured out how to comment so I have to take her involvement on faith. Faith, and her phone calls when I have not posted in awhile. The rest of my family (including my husband) read when I send them a specific post. I usually do this when I have something laudatory to say about them or something embarrassing about another family member.
Then there are my faithful blogging friends: I will read your blog if you read mine. That is how it started but I am hooked on each and every blog, even blogs one step removed. I met Roving Reporter's sister and felt like I knew her because I follow her blog. I was very proud of myself for not asking any obtrusive big sister questions, since I am in point of fact, not her big sister. My sister does not follow my blog. I will email her this link but it will do no good. It started when I was in 9th grade and she was in 7th. I pleaded with her to join the track team so we could rival the Mayfield Sisters, a local sisterly running dynasty. She ran one lap in one practice and sat down on the field to read a book. Things have continued on that track every since. She does her own thing. My soul sisters and brothers read my blog and leave smart ass comments, just as they should. You can get a little high falutin' when you are philosophizing in a vacuum.
Finally, today I learned I have a faithful reader from Latvia, a few from China, Russia, and England. I appreciate their interest, even if they wandered in by mistake. Maybe things would be a little crisper if I knew my target audience but as Tolkien said, all who wander are not lost. Meander on my friends.