This is what happens when you get hooked on Google Analytics.
If you don't know, Google Analytics tracks users to your website and reports how they got there, how long they stayed, and the like. The best part is the map feature. This, for example, is New Zealand:
There is a city here, Wellington. There was one visitor from Wellington this month, and that suggests strongly that someone in Wellington googled "Can I take a vibrator on a cruise?" (Still holding strong at number one.)
In contrast to Wellington, there is another dot in the north. Now, that's a Big Dot. In fact (I hope this doesn't make you feel self-conscious, BD) but this is Big Dot in New Zealand. Everybody wave at Big Dot. No one has the slightest idea what city you are in, don't worry.
Because each hit looks like a person, it is futile to click any big city, because you can't anthromorphize the multiple dots. It is only satisfying if you look at a big expanse of state or country and there's someone out on the prairie.
But then, here's the danger, you can click the city name at the bottom and zoom in on that city and see daily details. For example, see these two cities in Oklahoma? Not Oklahoma City in the middle, the ones in the upper right. I checked out the dot on the left and saw we were cool until June 23.
I wondered what I'd said on June 23 to piss off Big Dot on the Left, and then on June 25th things went from zero to daily in the Rightmost Big Dot. "Aww" I thought, "Big Oklahoma Dot doesn't hate me. Big Oklahoma Dot just moved." Is that creepy? If so, I'm sorry,Big OK Dot. Notice I didn't give your city name away; I'm trying to protect your identity.
But I don't want to protect your identity that much, Big Dots everywhere. I do have a spreadsheet. I have about 50 Big Dots, but only 16 Big Dots tentatively identified.
I'll be watching you. This is creepy, isn't it? It isn't like I'm fantasizing that big Tucson dot meets big Tempe dot and they get married (but they won't, because I'm reasonably sure I know who they are). I've changed my mind, I don't want to know who any Big Dots are. I'm creeping myself out.
UPDATE: Yes, it is creepy. Okay! I apologize for stepping over the line! You are all just a vast mystery to me.