You and I are familiar with a few of them because of the comments they post. The daily score is not enormous. So far today there have been sixteen, from six different countries. Often there are around ten visitors each day, most of them from Australia, the U.S., the U.K, France and Canada; Brasil, the Philippines, Russia and another fifteen or so countries are identified as the origin of other readers around the world.
For the Big Picture, here are today’s updated stats : Posts published : 445; Views : 14,924 ; Visitors : 5071 ; Best Views ever : 570 (January 8, 2016). That means that since the Blog’s beginning four years ago, five thousand people (many, of course, being repeat readers) have on average consulted three posts each time they visit. One day someone read, in a single day, every post I had published : I have reason to believe it was an editor who having read a few of my posts on terrorist attacks in France, decided to check out all the other posts I had written. No, he did not propose publishing them in book form . . .
Some people think I have only a handful (five, max) of readers. This is contradicted by the stats. There are even people who have asked to be informed by e-mail whenever I publish a new post. WordPress calls them “Followers”. There are at present 58 of them. Because they do not post comments, some cynics accuse me of lying, suggesting they do not exist. These same cynics (you know the one I’m talking about), however, believe that God exists. I can prove that my Followers do; He cannot prove that his “God” does . . .