Sometimes, viewing my blog stats kind of feels like an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse for me.
Like, I see that there are a fair number of people who've viewed a post but didn't comment and I can't help thinking, "Ah-HA! You think you're being so stealthy, visiting without leaving a trace, but I know you were here."
Incidentally, I've gotten some page views from Greece and Croatia, and I don't personally know anyone living in those countries, so that comes as a pleasant surprise. Did they find me via a friend of a friend? Did they land here randomly during a bout of late night 'net surfing? I have no idea - the stats aren't that specific. Either way, I love knowing that my words are being read by strangers from distant lands. As someone who grew up in the time before internet (*gasp!*) I still find it wondrous how the 'net can connect people who would otherwise never have met or spoken.