Who’s reading Don Perlgut’s Blog?

I started this blog in March 2009 and have posted more than 300 articles since then, with many tens of thousands of hits.

I have now begun to analyse my readers by location.

Below is a table – data supplied by WordPress and analysed by me – of the location of my readers by country for the period late February 2012 through the end of October 2013: just over twenty months.  As my readers know, I was born in the USA (a la Bruce Springsteen), but have lived in Australia – primarily in Sydney – for a very long time.  Thus my interests are “mid-Pacific”, spanning both countries.

And, ironically, as a migrant to Australia, in some ways I will always be an “inside outsider” – someone who understands what is going on, but sees it with objective eyes.  And for the USA, I have now probably achieved the status of an “outside insider” – I live outside the country but take a keen daily, personal and political interest in what is going on there.  I understand it like an insider but I sit outside, bringing – I hope – the same objectivity.

With luck, these perceptions accurately inform my writing.

So who are you, my readers?  See below.

All percentages are of “unique visitors”, although the “total hits” closely follows the “uniques”.  Not surprisingly, the USA comes in at number one with 29%, edging out Australia at 27%.  The second ranks belong to the United Kingdom (5%), and France, Germany and Canada – all at 4%.  The third ranks are India, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy and the Philippines – all at about 1%, with well others below that.  A total of 128 countries.

And my most recent popular posts by topic? Film reviews leads, followed by books, Jewish film, films (general), education, California, personalities, public relations and San Francisco.

Country

% of total

United States

29

Australia

27

United Kingdom

5

France

4

Germany

4

Canada

4

India

2

Israel

1

Netherlands

1

Italy

1

Philippines

1

Republic of Korea

<1

Spain

<1

Switzerland

<1

New Zealand

<1

Turkey

<1

Hong Kong

<1

Sweden

<1

Japan

<1

Russian Federation

<1

Belgium

<1

Poland

<1

Singapore

<1

Indonesia

<1

Brazil

<.5

Greece

<.5

Pakistan

<.5

Malaysia

<.5

Chile

<.5

Ukraine

<.5

Thailand

<.5

Mexico

<.5

Portugal

<.5

Austria

<.5

Saudi Arabia

<.5

Ireland

<.5

Bangladesh

<.5

Romania

<.5

Taiwan

<.5

Norway

<.5

Czech Republic

<.5

Egypt

<.5

Serbia

<.5

South Africa

<.5

Denmark

<.5

Argentina

<.5

Hungary

<.5

Finland

<.5

Uruguay

<.5

Viet Nam

<.5

Bulgaria

<.5

Lithuania

<.5

Slovakia

<.5

Lebanon

<.5

United Arab Emirates

<.5

Nigeria

<.5

Croatia

<.5

Albania

<.1

Libya

<.1

Peru

<.1

Colombia

<.1

Georgia

<.1

Bosnia and Herzegovina

<.1

Algeria

<.1

Armenia

<.1

Morocco

<.1

Puerto Rico

<.1

Venezuela

<.1

Ecuador

<.1

Nepal

<.1

Latvia

<.1

Trinidad and Tobago

<.1

Montenegro

<.1

Kenya

<.1

Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic

<.1

Jordan

<.1

Qatar

<.1

Guatemala

<.1

Tunisia

<.1

Estonia

<.1

Costa Rica

<.1

Iraq

<.1

Palestinian Territory

<.1

Luxembourg

<.1

Bolivia

<.1

Panama

<.1

China

<.1

Kuwait

<.1

Ethiopia

<.1

Paraguay

<.1

Cyprus

<.1

Dominican Republic

<.1

Ghana

<.1

Moldova

<.1

Slovenia

<.1

Honduras

<.1

Oman

<.1

Bhutan

<.1

Belarus

<.1

Sri Lanka

<.1

Brunei Darussalam

<.1

Monaco

<.1

Azerbaijan

<.1

Afghanistan

<.1

Cambodia

<.1

Antigua and Barbuda

<.1

Malawi

<.1

Guam

<.1

Yemen

<.1

Mauritius

<.1

El Salvador

<.1

Maldives

<.1

Senegal

<.1

Uzbekistan

<.1

Réunion

<.1

Jamaica

<.1

Iceland

<.1

Myanmar

<.1

Fiji

<.1

Djibouti

<.1

Rwanda

<.1

Angola

<.1

Tajikistan

<.1

Mongolia

<.1

Botswana

<.1

Guadeloupe

<.1

New Caledonia

<.1

Bermuda

<.1

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