Hello,fellow MacCormicks and other readers.
As you must know by now, this web site is run under the WordPress system. As a writer, I can say that the system works very well.
I thought that you might want to know how your visits to my site are recorded and reported to me.
First, anonymity is paramount. Your name and other personal information is never revealed to me automatically — only
-when you FOLLOW my site
– when you LIKE my entry.
– when you COMMENT on my articles, ask a question, etc
The information made available otherwise to me is restricted to:
- the country you are are inter-netting from.
- the articles visited.
- search terms used and search engines.
- how many visits and views were made each day from each country,
Not surprisingly, visits from UK readers are in the majority, followed by those in the USA and Australia. Intriguing visitors pop up now and again from, say, Portugal and Russia.
But again I have no idea who they are unless readers COMMENT, LIKE or FOLLOW.
And to my puzzlement, only a few readers have chosen to add a comment or otherwise display interest. One could surmise that my entries are perfect in every way and raise no question. One could also surmise that a visitor reads my stuff once, and never returns, being completely bored or appalled by the content.
On the other hand, in this age of complete transparency and lack of privacy on the Web, perhaps my visitors eagerly welcome the WordPress policy of first line concealment of personal information.
Of course you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org thus avoiding any public display.
Anyway, my visitors, whoever and wherever you are, I hope you keep coming back, and more important that you are better informed about THE MACCORMICK FAMILY by my scribblings.