2012 connected me to some VERY interesting places…

Yes I finally found my review from WP.

I like this part…

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

But what I love knowing is where they all came from and how many. Why ? Because when I left Australia on my BIG OE…the only way to connect to people was through the telephone [expensive] or letters. While I sometimes bemoan what the advances of technology does to us as a race it thrills me that with the press of a key [publish] my life is touching and being touched by so many in so many places.

93,283 from the USA

11,594 from Canada

1,142 from Mexico

51 from the Dominican Republic

105 from Guatemala

31 from Honduras

16 from Nicaragua

150 from Costa Rica

83 from Panama

262 from Colombia

108 from Ecuador

130 from Venezuela

34 from Guyana

5 from Suriname

1,654 from Brazil

251 from Peru

27 from Bolivia

318 from Chile

17 from Paraguay

634 from Argentina

76 from Uruguay

1,104 from Norway

552 from Russia

610 from Finland

1,128 from Sweden

152 from Estonia

163 from Latvia

315 from Lithuania

20,728 from The United Kingdom

1,070 from Poland

2,759 from Germany

2,137 from France

877 from the Czech Republic

299 from Slovakia

24 from Belarus

304 from Ukraine

1,871 from The Netherlands

989 from Belgium

1,301 from Spain

793 from Portugal

2,028 from Italy

555 from Austria

1,393 from Switzerland

349 from Croatia

318 from Serbia

1,272 from Hungary

106 from Bosnia and Herzegovina

649 from Romania

70 from Moldova

547 from Bulgaria

153 from Macedonia

84 from Albania

86 from Montenegro

246 from Slovenia

1,242 from Greece

1064 from Turkey

27 from Syria

41 from Iraq

143 from Jordan

469 from Saudi Arabia

15 from Yemen

103 from Oman

596 from United Arab Emirates

84 from Qatar

102 from Cyprus

850 from Denmark

25 from the West Bank

784 from Israel

1 from Iran

5 from Kazakhstan

656 from Pakistan

12 from China

5 from Afghanistan

4,270 from India

104 from Nepal

345 from Sri Lanka

105 from Bangladesh

8 from Bhutan

24 from Myanmar

669 from Thailand

7 from Laos

247 from Vietnam

19 from Cambodia

1,214 from Malaysia

1,218 from Indonesia

13,027 from The Philippines

435 from South Korea

620 from Japan

9 from Papua New Guinea

2 from Solomon Islands

5 from New Caledonia

30 from Fiji

6,949 from New Zealand

11,927 from Australia

77 from Morocco

71 from Algeria

59 from Tunisia

23 from Libya

403 from Egypt

9 from Sudan

2 from Mauritania

2 from Senegal

1 from Guinea-Bissau

2 from Cote d/’lvoire

68 from Ghana

52 from Nigeria

6 from Cameroon

1 from Gabon

8 from Ethiopia

1 from Somalia

49 from Kenya

9 from Uganda

3 from Angola

2 from Rwanda

11 from Tanzania

2 from Zambia

3 from Malawi

1 from Mozambique

8 from Madagascar

5 from Zimbabwe

7 from Botswana

14 from Namibia

1,848 from South Africa

2 from Lesotho

1 from Swaziland

Is that not really, really amazing ????

Click here to see the complete report.

You don’t want to do that…I filled you in on the interesting bits. Although…my biggest commentators was an interesting top 5 !!!! Are you one of them ???


  1. WOW!!!!

    1 from Swaziland. 1 from Iran. and a couple of other 1’s. You have definitely gone completely world wide.

    Well done Jo. Maybe Jared and Jensen looked in too πŸ˜‰


    1. I know…it blew my mind when I saw some of those countries. I didn’t know Moldova existed…isn’t that awful ?
      As for The Boys…I wish it with all my heart. I am sooo missing them at the moment. I want more episodes…please people put then back on TV. Please.


        1. 16 days and nights…oh no !!!
          Lucky I have Seasons 1-7 to keep me happy !!!
          I think I am going to go on a mission this year to get one of them to visit and comment…huh ??? Good idea ??? Crazy idea actually but a girl’s gotta have goals.


          1. I was thinking about twitter. Mischa/Jim Beaver/Jared and Jensen’s wife ALL have twitter accounts I follow. I need to make a plan of action.


          2. I know – that was so funny. Just like he does in real life.You need to start following him again and tell him to get The Boys to visit me.


          3. Nah…but his wife does. Man does she get some shittty comments from his fans. There is even a twitter page just for haters of her and they say awful stuff. People are so weird.


          4. Yeah I hope the Karma truck smacks them around the face with wet kipper soaked in vinegar and set light to with phosphorous so it scars them eternally from the inside of their anus to the outside of their vagina via their scrotum. And yes, I do know what I said there


          1. Phew!

            WP. One is NOT impressed!!

            PS I’ve just managed to take some lovely photos of my black cat, Lilly. She is very hard to photograph, partially because she is black, and secondly cos she is scared of Wilson so only appears when he is asleep! My new camera however has done a good job so she will make an appearance tomorrow. (If I go to sleep now, it is 3am!) she looks just like your black cat, hence the mention πŸ™‚


  2. Congratulations – what a year! Have I really visited your blog over 1300 times from Spain? πŸ˜‰

    Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
    May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
    May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
    May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

    Sending you every good wish for 2013, Jo. Thank you for all your encouragement and support during the past year. May all your hopes and dreams have wings.
    Marianne x


    1. That wish was so beautiful it made me cry…thank you Marianne for all you support over the last year. I hope 2013 is full of joy and wonder for you.
      When do you hit NZ ??


          1. Cheers – I’ve just got home from watching Les Mis at the cinema. I was blown away – it’s the best film EVER! I defy anyone with a heart to watch it without weeping and wailing.


  3. Hi,
    Fantastic review for 2012, and I also love looking at all the countries people have come from to read the blogs, just amazing.
    Happy New Year. πŸ™‚


    1. Nah – we have a saying here in New Zealand: “World famous in New Zealand.”
      That about sums it up…but exchange New Zealand for Katikati…and add “not always for good things”


  4. Great stat!!! Awful top 5… hehe. More power and have a fun and creative blogging year ahead. Happy New Year! Sorry, How I badly wished I wa one of your top 5 commenters! 😦 i promise to pick it up in January.


  5. I’m not surprised your reach is so wide, Jo! You’ve got great content and an interesting voice. ..hey isn’t January “stones” month!?! I hope it’s an annual event. …I was a HUGE fan of last January’s!
    Happy New Year!!!!


    1. Oh dear Gilly…no where near a celebrity…but nice of you to say so. Did you follow the link ?? You’re slightly MORE than in my presence…hehehe


  6. Congrats!! That is some list, my dear friend! πŸ˜€ It’s gotta make you smile, knowing you touch so many people and make their lives better for being in it. The power of 1 + 1 into infinity! πŸ™‚ Here’s hoping 2013 is even better!


    1. It really does Corina…I am so chuffed to think that many people and from such amazing places stop in. I was happy with last year’s stats…but even if only a handful visited I’d still do it.


  7. Good for you! Your reach is as wide as mine 191 countries… 😎 Here’s to 2013!
    β€’.β˜…β™₯β˜…Happy New Year to You & Yours!β˜…β™₯β˜….β€’


    1. I have NO IDEA AD…none. When I began blogging I did everything wrong. Didn’t seek out a niche, etc, etc. But for some reason doing all the wrong things seems to be about right for me.
      Not much has changed over the years…


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