Blogging For Sara Lee & the FBI
Just who is reading wine blogs? Sometimes you get the impression it’s other wine bloggers and members of the wine industry.
Well, I’ve always been fascinated by this question, and more specifically, who is reading this wine blog. The fact is, my readers are far more interesting than I am.
What’s cool is that in using StatCounter to track my readership, unique visitors, page views, etc, I can also discover which Internet Service Providers are accessing FERMENTATION. Mostly it’s only the name of the the common service providers such as Comcast, Sonic, Roadrunner, Cox, etc…the big boys…that show up on the list in StatCounter. But sometimes, you get the names of the businesses or institutions to which the ISP is connected. I can’t see WHO is reading FERMENTATION, but I can sometimes see the organization with which they are connected.
Star Tribune Newspaper
U.s. Environmental Protection Agency
General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
M. Shanken Communications
State Of Idaho
American Cancer Society
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wells Fargo And Company
Cost Plus World Markets Inc
Alcohol Research Group
The Providence Journal
West Coast Pathology
I like to imagine an FBI agent sitting in his office wishing he had a job in the wine business and reading FERMENTATION to get a taste, rather than an FBI agent sitting in his office investigating Tom Wark.
I also get a kick out of the idea of an employee at Sara Lee Corp munching on an "Original Smooth & Creamy Cheese Cake" on their lunch break and perusing FERMENTATION.
The point, of course, is that it’s not just other wine bloggers and industry types that read wine blogs. It is all sorts of folks.