A slight landmark for The Hump yesterday – for the first time we hit over 20,000 hits for the previous month. That’s a cool quarter of a million a year.
It’s very tempting to put it down to hacking activity, but in fact the readership for each new article has gone up by about the same proportion. Hooray!
A very large part of the increase this year has come from France, which currently registers very nearly as many hits as the USA (and a whole lot more than native England, sad to say), and even more than Sweden.
The spam possibility occurs to me there, as most of the hits from France show no city of origin. However, I don’t think EU-regulated France is renowned for clandestine cyber attacks, and those I regularly get from the state sponsored organs in China and Russia show a different pattern – many hundreds of hits over a day or two, coming from every town you can find in the atlas. Even a small-time blogger like me can see what the old Eastern bloc is up to.
So maybe the French interest in what we have to say is genuine, and if so I hope the translation plugins are doing a good job for you, or that you like reading English. Still, it would be reassuring to know something about you guys, since there appear to be so many of you.
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