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Monday, December 23, 2013

The blog at 128 countries

Two readers from two new countries to follow the blog clicked in today, bringing to seven the number of new countries in the last two months--the Maldives and the Dominican Republic. That means I've had readers in 128 countries around the world.
They join readers from Croatia,  Palestine, Lebanon, Fiji and Oman that I've fallen behind on in posting their flags and country stories since late September when the blog reached 121. Soon, I promise.
It's been a busy year for the blog, with readers in at least 33 new countries over the past 12 months. The number of hits has topped 4,000 a month three times this fall, with more than 100,000 visitors since the blog began in 2009. I'm amazed, and thankful that so many find this interesting. Thank you.

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