A quick trawl at my latest billing statement for hosting services from Amazon Cloudfront (they serve all the graphics for this blog) reveals that I’m sending about 2/3 as many bytes to the EU region as to the North American region. In comparison Japan + Asia Pacific together make up only about 10% the volume of Europe.
That EU traffic cannot all be bots. There must be human readers in that group. If you happen to be one of them, I invite you to tell me a little about yourself, if you are willing. Please feel free to write in languages other than English if that would make you more comfortable. (This standing invitation also applies of course to readers from everywhere else also.)
I was drawn to look at the usage report because the cost of Cloudfront seemed to have increased almost 50% this month — all the way up to 60 cents.