Inga, a regular reader, said the sitemeter shows her as being in Overbook, Kansas, which is quite a distance from where she lives. This is normal. I am with Centurylink, formerly Embarq. They show me to be in towns as far as two hundred miles away. Oh, and they move me from time to time, for some reason only they know. Many stat-counters show my location as Warrensburg, fifty miles from here. If you are with AOL, no location is given. If my Kansas City Russian friend visits from his work location, he shows up as being in Illinois (or he did the last time I checked).
Nancy, if someone is on the blog for long periods but only show up as reading one page during their visit, I always assume they either went to sleep or walked away from the computer. But the person I showed in the last entry read many, many pages. Another thing, lots of people show as being here zero seconds. That's not accurate, because my husband reads my blog daily and diligently, and his time spent reading an entry usually shows as zero.
If there are other questions on this subject, I will edit this entry and answer them here.
Sitemeter has a free version; that's what I use. Go to sitemeter.com to get it.