Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

stats map

I sat down to write something else this morning but just wanted to shoot out this quick post to say an huge big THANK YOU to all of you who have ever read my blog!

Last night I popped over to have a peek at my blog stats and was amazed and humbled (not humiliated as Athol suggested), when looking at the map of the world, that people have been reading my blog in almost every country across the globe these past 18 months. (Although, as you can see, I’m not doing so great in the Sahara region or Greenland. I’m also clearly not resonating in the Middle East so much).

stats map

I would never have imagined when I started this as a little experiment almost three years ago that it would captivate me so much. Or that it would grow so much.

top six countries on my stats are the US, ireland, UK, South Africa, Canada and Australia
Here are my top six countries with the most views on my blog. Seems the US is my biggest audience – maybe it’s my name?!

There’s something about blogging that is hard to describe to someone who has never blogged, it’s almost like an addiction – you just can’t stop thinking about it and can’t get enough of it.

Some of you will know that I’m doing an evening course in digital media and design at the moment (nearly finished – phew!) which has kept me busy and away from writing here but while doing some research for my recent marketing asignment I discovered this quote:

‘A blog is almost always written by one person who has fire in the belly and wants to communicate with the world.’

D.M. Scott. The New Rules of Marketing and PR. (2011).

When I read that in an actual textbook, and not just on another blogger’s blog (although this chap started out writing a blog and has now published that book) it was a real AHA moment for me. I suppose that ‘fire in the belly’ experience is true of any ambition or creative endeavour.

Any musician, artist, designer or evangelist can relate to this sensation of having a passion and being consumed by the desire to share it.

So I am grateful to all of you who have been on this journey with me, for being the ones who have been on the receiving end of my passion! I’m especially grateful for those individuals from the countries listed at the bottom of my map of statistics, in places that I’m likely to never visit. It’s such a thrill knowing my words have been to those countries even if I never will, and that my passion has extended to to the far reaches of this earth.

Here are all of the places in the world that my blog as been without me.

My first blog was born on the 12 April 2016. In late September 2017 I decided to buy my own domain name and go self hosted with SiteGround (affilate link). So although I’ve been writing for three years and have transported many of my old posts across to my current blog, Liberty on the Lighter Side is officially almost only 18 months old.


18 thoughts on “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”

  1. Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes

    Wow your stats are amazing – well done! You’re right – blogging is addictive. Keep up the great work. X

  2. That’s amazing. I love how blogging allows us to reach the entire world and it shows what a good message you must be sending.

  3. Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    Well done on reaching so far around the world! It’s amazing to think how we can reach someone so far away isn’t it! x

  4. Josie - Me, Them and the Others

    It’s lovely to think about people around the world reading your words and maybe even people in the future after we’ve gone.

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