Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ~Rumi
I guess I’m still a little kid in some ways. Lately, I’ve become pretty fascinated by the new feature on the WordPress stats page that tells you how many people from what country viewed your blog and even shows the countries on a map.
Since I live in the United States, I’m not surprised to see that most of my viewers are usually from America. The United Kingdom isn’t such a stretch, either, it being an English-speaking country and all. (Don’t get me wrong, I love that folks in the British Isles are reading my stuff.)
But I find it really amazing that I’ve had readers from all over the world. I seem to have a fair number of readers in India, for example. (Who knew?) Just in the last week, in addition to the U.S. and the U.K. and India, there have been readers from South Africa, Indonesia, France, Singapore, the Philippines, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal, Croatia, and, of course, Slovenia.
I didn’t grow up in the information age, so all of this instant connecting with people on the other side of the world is still a little like magic to me. (Heck, I thought email was magic when I first got it.) It kind of makes me giddy, actually.
So, to all of you who have stopped by from wherever you are, I think it’s really cool that you did. Come back anytime. Really. :)