I’ve never liked those blog sidebar maps that post a dot or pointer for every visitor. If you get any traffic at all, they turn into an impossible-to-read mess. While browsing the Challenge Yourself to Blog site this morning, I found a link to this Flag Counter widget.
Much better! Unfortunately, there’s no way to go back in time to catch the flags of prior visitors. But I will enjoy watching my flag list grow over the next few months…
Because this is a toy and not something that helps your readers, it should go at the bottom of your sidebar, along with other non-essentials like sidebar badges and buttons. See Sidebar Widgets for the more important items.
Note: If you have more than one website, you have to get a new counter for each site, or else the stats will get mixed together. Instructions for modifying the counter near the bottom of the FAQ page.
How to Create a Text Widget
The “silent movie” version…