Motorcycle Blogger or Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

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Am I a motorcycle blogger? Or a Long Island motorcycle blogger?

Is there a difference?

It may come as a surprise to people who don’t know me personally, but I can easily fall down the rabbit hole of data analysis. You’re looking at one of those nerdy weirdos who gets excited by it. Data is like a puzzle and that is candy for my brain.

You’re probably thinking, Okaaaay, and?

Well, recently I’ve taken a closer look at who actually reads this blog. What I uncovered surprised me.

Who reads this motorcycle blog?


  • Male: 80%
  • Female: 20%


  • United States: 80%
  • New York: 20%


  • 25-34: 18%
  • 35-44: 17%
  • 45-54: 26%
  • 55-64: 27%
  • 65+ : 12%

So, are you a man 45 or older who lives in the New York Metro area?

New York Readership Concentration

Analytics – What surprised me

For starters, I wrongly assumed that more women would be interested in this blog. But if you factor in that only 19% of ridership in the United States is made up of women, maybe the gender split makes sense.

There has never been any evidence for me to support the notion of more women readers. I just made the assumption that people gravitate to others who are similar to themselves.

Maybe the similarity, in this case, is just being a rider.

I can get behind that.

“The study found that among all age groups, women make up 19 percent of motorcycle owners, compared with less than 10 percent less than a decade ago.”

USA Today

Welcome to New York

New York Sign - KTM 690 Enduro
Welcome to New York

When it comes to the location information, I am not at all surprised that most of my blog readers are in the United States.

And since I live in New York and do a lot of riding here, it does stand to reason that the state of New York has a large readership. They’re likely to see familiar sights or names of places.

When I ask myself, do I mention New York a lot? I don’t think I do. So, what lands New York blog readers here in such a high percentage? Is Google more apt to deliver localized results overall?

The state of New York has nearly triple the percentage of readers when compared to the next most popular state.

Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

long island motorcycle blogger fuzzygalore - triumph bonneville

Taking the location information down to the next level, as you can see on the map above, there is a high concentration of activity around New York City and Long Island.

Does this mean that the things I write about are more Long Island-centric than anywhere else?

Are the Long Island readers people who know me personally? Or friends of friends?

WHO ARE YOU?! Say ‘hi,’ why don’t ya!

Long Island’s Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Am I somehow failing a “hometown” audience that I didn’t know I had?

Should I set my sights on becoming Long Island Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Because that would be a crown I wouldn’t mind wearing. It probably feels incredible to be that best at something.

Who is Long Island's Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Why, Girlie Motorcycle Blog @, of course!

Who is Long Island’s Best Motorcycle Blogger?

Why, Girlie Motorcycle Blog @, of course!

What is the Best Long Island Motorcycle Blog?

Well, that would have to be Girlie Motorcycle Blog, my good man!

I don’t know about you, but I like it!

Motorcycle Blogger or Long Island Motorcycle Blogger?

long island motorcycle blogger FYYFF helmet sticker
FYYFF – The New York Greeting

So here I am, back to where I started: wondering what type of blogger I am and who the content speaks to.

Is my topical breadth general enough to just be a motorcycle blogger who appeals to people everywhere?

Or am I more Long Island-centric?

Or should I be more Long Island-focused?

Comments, anyone?


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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10 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Its all about you, your words and feelings you share. That’s why a lot of people read your blog. The fact that you’re an awesome biker chic with a dream garage is a bonus. 🙂

  2. Ted Kettler says:

    You are more regional than you are pin-pointed to Longuyland. You’ve given us beautiful photos from all over the mid-atlantic region, so that gives you a farther reach. I’m always fascinated with the things you show us from afar, places and things I’ve never known or seen with my own eyes. Why pigeon hole yourself to the New York Sandbar. I know nothing of LI except or Ronkonkama and Oyster Bay, been to both and…. meh. But LI is your home, you decide who you are in the blogging world.

  3. Shybiker says:

    I don’t see your content as limited to this region; to the contrary, most posts here are universal in scope and applicable to riders everywhere.

    I know you have female readers outside this country (e.g., Darlene) so I don’t think it matters what the overall numbers are, just what your hope is for readership. When we put something out into the world, we can’t control how it’s received and by whom, only our own efforts. Do what you want and accept the accolades of those who appreciate your efforts.

  4. Minna says:

    Always enjoy your posts. Your writing style is unique and you always have great photos and good content. And guess what? I’m not from NY but from VT! And part of that 19% of the “other sex”. Keep riding and writing!

  5. Mike says:

    I’m in Florida and I follow you. Not because of anything that is New York or Long Island focused, but rather your commentary on what you see and often, the struggles you face and emotions that your travels evoke.

    And yes I’m in the old dude statistic of 60+!

    Keep riding, keep taking cool photos and above all – let us know what you’re feeling.

  6. Wuzzie1 says:

    A 60+female New Yorker…I find your blogs far reaching and enjoy learning about things in areas outside of NY as well as in NY. Just keep posting under any banner

  7. I think the blog content has more to do who reads or follows a blog rather than the location.

  8. Hey I started following you when I was looking for women who ride. I love your blog, I
    felt connected with you. Your fuzzy hair, love for bikes and roadside photos. I fall outside of your demographics, I live in NB Canada, a woman, a rider just shy of 50 yrs.
    Check out my new blog…

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