Traffic on The Skeptical Cardiologist doubled from 2015 to 2016 despite a significant drop in output in the middle of the year. WordPress provides its bloggers with statistics on visits and views that are disturbingly addictive. For example, people from 160 different countries viewed my blog in 2016 including one from Reunion, a country with which I was totally unfamiliar. See if you can spot it in this map of EU Oversease Countries and Territories.
After reading about this tropical island in the Indian Ocean, I’m pondering flying there to frolic on its unique beaches and search for the one Reunion inhabitant who clicked on my blog.
I suspect this Reunionista was directed to my site as were hundreds of Frenchmen (although potentially sexist, the term is gender neutral) one day in November by this link to my post on examining the heart of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
I have no idea why but if any of my French speaking/reading readers cares to enlighten me I will be eternally grateful. And if any female Frenchmen read this let me know if Samuel Johnson was correct when he said “A Frenchman must be always talking, whether he knows anything of the matter or not; an Englishman is content to say nothing when he has nothing to say.”