curious as to who reads this? it’s worldwide – here are sample stats

UPDATE August 22nd, 2012

As of today there have been 14,166 individual “page views” of this blog. The highest one-day number was 479, when my book was included by Medscape in their list of Summer Reading. These do not count the 90 subscribers who get each blog emailed to them. The most-viewed entry is the one about Myths of Nurse Practitioners. I am careful to add tags to each entry, and on any given day I now see that my blogs come up in Google searches frequently. Nurses are finding gold from among the backlog of essays and the daily sampling is often spread among twenty or so previous entries.


Here are the sample country-of-origin page views from one day back in April. I am amazed, surprised and humbled to see that this blog is read worldwide. For some of the countries I may only have one viewer …. but…. check this out…. I have more readers in Jordan than I would have ever guessed – salaam!

oh, and by the way, please feel free to share…..

 Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 229
Jordan FlagJordan 42
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 20
Canada FlagCanada 18
Nepal FlagNepal 14
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 6
Philippines FlagPhilippines 5
Germany FlagGermany 5
Egypt FlagEgypt 5
Iceland FlagIceland 4
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 3
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 3
Sweden FlagSweden 2
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 2
Austria FlagAustria 2
Morocco FlagMorocco 1
Poland FlagPoland 1
Brazil FlagBrazil 1
Uganda FlagUganda 1
Australia FlagAustralia 1
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya FlagLibyan Arab Jamahiriya 1
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 1
Pakistan FlagPakistan 1
India FlagIndia 1
Italy FlagItaly 1
Thailand FlagThailand 1
Hungary FlagHungary 1

4 responses to “curious as to who reads this? it’s worldwide – here are sample stats

  1. Joan Dallas

    Just to say hello to everyone who reads this ..but esp the UK …I am an American who was trained in the UK. Wish you all the best in your studies…Joan Dallas RN

  2. Man With Difficult-to-Pronounce Last Name

    Who reads this? I do! Sometimes. I find nurses in general to be a fascinating mixture of compassion for their fellow human beings, and their dedication to their professional responsibilities. In a lot of other professions, focussing on the later leads to exaltation of the person who is technically brilliant, but lacking in people skills. (I was going to write “highly skilled psychopaths, but decided that was too harsh. Except for maybe Wall Street.)

    So when I am a patient, I study in rapt fascination nurses and how they interact with me.

    So it was this past week when I was getting checked in in prep for a procedure to be scheduled for a later time. The nurse looked at my last name (which is almost as difficult as yours, I might add!) and apologized for not being able to pronounce, and politely ask me how it was pronounced.
    No problem. I get this all the time.

    Then she tried to establish rapport, I have to respect the attempt, since most people find me intimidating. She confided, that she, too, had an unusual last name (Arabic) and that she often got teased for it in high school.

    I replied, “It’s worse to have names like ours in the Army.”

    So she asked me, “What did they call you in the Army?”

    I said, “They just looked at the letters, and gave up and called me Alphabet.”

    Instantly she clasped a hand to her mouth. I could tell she found my answer droll, and her instinct was to burst into laughter, but no doubt the canons of her profession have instilled in her the sense that it is bad form to laugh at a patient’s misfortune.

    It was sort of endearing to watch, her hand to her mouth trying to stifle, but still a few giggles leaked out, despite her best efforts.

    It got me to thinking. Perhaps the standards for nursing professionalism are too rigours. or maybe not. If she had been sipping coffee, I might have gotten sprayed with it.

  3. Ana Saro

    Bula ! If I may be the first ever reader from Fiji..lovely to find this blog and look forward to more intriguing reading in future

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