Blogging in the time of Covid-19
This being a vintage blog, I don't often mention current events, but we find ourselves in exceptional times. First and foremost, I want to extend my wishes to each and every one of you for health and safety. Those of you working in the health care professions also have my deep respect and appreciation. We all need to follow the guidelines for social distancing and avoid unnecessary travel and contact.
On the blogging front, Google Analytics tells me that I have had a 50% increase in page views here over the past 30-45 days with most of that being new viewers. I suppose part of this might be due to natural increase, but I can't help thinking that at least part of this is because quite a few of you have more time on your hands than before everything shut down. There has also been a comparable increase in comments and messages on the contact form. It makes me feel a bit better to imagine that some of you find respite in coming to the pages of this blog. Thank you for that.
I have also noticed geographic changes in my viewership. I want to send a big welcome to all you folks from Hong Kong who have started following. You have joined the USA, UK, France, and Germany in my top five points of viewer origin. I also want to welcome a lot of new guys from Argentina, South Africa, Philippines, Brazil, and Colombia. Everyone over age 18 is welcome here.
Again, keep safe and know I appreciate you all,