Today, I had ten page views, which is a little unusual, since I haven't done anything today. The top traffic sources shown, which happened to be new on the page when I checked, were domar.ru, which is hosting some sort of political video, and aboutappleiphone5.com... which is clearly unrelated to anything I've done. And that's how it works. A number of hits are generated, they show up on my traffic sources, I take a peek once or twice a week to see where my traffic's coming from (so I know where to focus), and I see sights I've never heard of. Maybe I even click on a few to see what the ones with unreadable names are... and I get a glance at their advertising while I'm at it. Nifty, right?
And with special thanks to Cam over at A Woman's Place for all the traffic she's thrown me over the R. v. Effert commentary. Domar, Pu.gg, Blog.tk, and postring.tk, on the other hand, are just more of the same bots. They're bit players in the long run, but with the exception of Catholic Answers Forums (which I no longer frequent) and Facebook (which isn't listed), they're the only significant sources of traffic.
And, as I sort of figured with domar.ru, the vast majority of the traffic dumped in is from Russia. The rest is from the US and Canada, mostly thanks to hits from CAF and from Cam, followed by Canada, which makes sense as I'm Canadian and my facebook friends are Canadian, as are my twitter followers.
I'm sure there was a point when I started this, but I have a roast in the oven. Other users might want to keep an eye on this too... these "junk hits" throw off all your other data like per-label and per-page hits. Useful, if you're trying to get a feel what people actually read. Unfortunately, there's no way to filter it out, but you can at least factor it in as a margin of error.