Here’s my version of The Sunday Social (a trademark of op-ed Seoulbeats), and it’s something I’ve actually wondered about for a while now. Heisui did a similar piece, so you’re not wrong to think this entry’s actually inspired by her.
As you’re all probably aware by now, I’m an avid traveler, and like all travelers, I love nothing more than conversing about different places, locales, cultures and discovering more places worth visiting. I’m having serious wanderlust pang these days too, which makes me want to talk about different countries and places even more lately – if I can’t get to them, hey, I can at least learn about them.
One of the things I love checking when it comes to the blog stats is where my readers are from. I’m Malaysian and currently based in the US, so naturally on average the highest hits are from Malaysia and the US. These days I seem to get a significant number from Singapore too, which again, is not surprising since we are neighbors.
Lately though, I’ve noticed an interesting spike in readership from… Belarus! I wonder if I now have a reader in Belarus? Forgive me for being ignorant, but I admit I had to Google and read some about the country. Here’s a screen cap of one of the most interesting days, which you can see that there’s significant (I usually don’t get more than ten) hits from Italy, Libya, and even Canada!
Someone in Libya read me; Libya! Wow, I don’t know what else to say except… wow.
Since this is my version of The Sunday Social, here are questions I have:
- Where are my readers from?
- Are you like me, i.e. a citizen of a country, but currently residing elsewhere?
- What do you do, i.e. is our kinship student-student, or does it stretch widely?
- Are there… do I… have Japanese and Korean readers?
- If I do, aw man – am I… doing justice to your home country shows and talents?
If you don’t mind coming out of the lurking and/or wandering closet for a quick second, I’d love to hear from you!
You can even add a tidbit about yourself, or if talking about yourself is creepy and uncomfortable – share a trivia about a place, whether that’s where you’re from, currently residing, a favorite place; anything!
For the Malaysian folks, don’t underestimate home – I don’t know everything about home, so go ahead and surprise me (and everyone else!). For the US-based folks, I’d love it if you could share which city and state (or just state, if city is too revealing!) you’re from, since I mention the east and west coasts a lot, aha.
PS Last blog trivia – I managed to screen shot the day this blog reached 111,111 page views! Crazy awesome number :)
Have a great Sunday!! I really need to do work today, grrr.