"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers theme for TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon artist's musings melding metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Internationally speaking

I find blogging fascinating, the longer I work at it--more than three years now--because of the reach of digital media. people in more and more countries keep logging in, finding something of interest. It underscores to me how international English is as a language. But Oh, I'd like to know what attracts them in those far-a-way places.
But I'm also mystified that my top audience post is "All Aboard for Bartlesville" http://clarkcoffee.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-aboard-for-bartlesville.html with more than 1,100 hits followed by "All aboard" http://clarkcoffee.blogspot.com/2010/08/all-aboard.html with 900. Most popular recently has been my "Memorial Day among the Gravestones." http://clarkcoffee.blogspot.com/2012/05/memorial-day-stories-amid-gravestones.html
Most readers come from the US, followed by Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, in that order, all with more than 1,000 page views. Rounding out the top ten are India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Ukraine, France and Canada.  Fascinating.
Anyway, here, by geographic region are the places my readers have come from, in no particular order.

  • Europe--Poland, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, British Isles, Spain, France, Italy, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Isle of Man, Luxemborg, Switzerland, Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal, Estonia, Netherlands, Serbia, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, Latvia, Greece, Belgium, Estonia
  • South America--Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico
  • Mideast--Saudia Arabia, UAE, Israel, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Cyprus,
  • Asia--Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangledesch, South Korea, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Armenia
  • North America--US, Canada, Mexico
  • Africa--Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Gabon
  • Oceania--Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia 

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