Or so said my email. I get a lot of spam that says that. Fortunately my mail filters eat most of the spam so I don’t have to waste time and get disappointed that I didn’t really win. Of course, if I actually bought lottery tickes and all that, then maybe I would win once in a while. That’s what I’m told. I don’t like the odds though so my money stays in my pocket.
Somehow this one ‘spam’ got through. I went to delete it and I saw it was from ClustrMaps, the people who make the neat little world map with red dots in my side bar. The map icon shows where readers of this blog are visiting from, which is pretty neat. I love maps, have drawn them for a number of books and was delighted to discover this little tool last fall which I wrote about in December.
Looking at the email more closely, I realize that this really was a personal message and not spam. Apparently, I really did win! ClustrMaps chose me as a great example of their product. Cool! It’s always fun to see one’s name ‘in-print’. So now they’ve given me a free upgrade to their normally paid ClustrMaps+subscription level for two years. That means that starting today, after they did the next map update, you and I can click on the icon at right, go to the big map at their site and then click on regions, like the United States, Europe, Australia, etc and see a still more detailed map. Fun stuff! So which dot is yours?!?
Click on the UK and you see this:
I must admit I am very curious as to how I ever gained such readership in such far away lands. Apparently my words and photos are very well travelled, more so than I’ll ever be!
Back to the world map and click on North America to see this:
Unfortunately you can’t click closer than that. I hope that ClustrMaps eventually lets us click down to individual states and more countries. A larger image would also be a nice option.
Around here the pigs put the bacon on the table, so to speak…
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