From time to time, I check the record of traffic to Still a Long Way Off.
As far as I know, there are about four people in Japan who know about this blog. One of them is my wife. And even fewer people in the States (although my friend Anne at An Undercurrent of Hostility kindly linked to me from her blog--I will return the favor when I can work out how to...)
With the global reach of Internet search engines, I'm not surprised to get the occasional random visitor. I seem to get a lot of Japanese-language visitors who are searching on particular Bible passages.
I get the occasional European or Latin American visitor.
I get a fairly steady, tiny trickle of visitors from South Korea (감사합니다)
But I am mystified as to why I suddenly had 30--thirty!--visitors from Latvia last week. Or maybe it was one Latvian guy who kept coming back for seconds? Or better yet, a beautiful Latvian maiden desperate for theological enlightenment?
Seriously, why the sudden interest? Did my secret past as a CIA spy operating in Eastern Europe suddenly turn up on Wikileaks? Does the word "Kevin" mean something amusing in Latvian? Did I do something horribly offensive?
Well, all I can say is: Paldies! Let me know what you think, and why I had the pleasure of your visit.
Uz redzēšanos! Ceru, ka drīz atkal tiksimies!