Blogging all over the World

Yep, I can see you all now, playing your air guitar, doing the hip and shoulder movements whilst Status Quo plays in your head – you know the one I mean…

How do I know it? Because I now have “Rockin’ All Over The World” going around in my head now too, but I have changed the word to blogging.

What exactly do I mean by blogging all over the World? Well, as you can see from the many photographs I upload on social media, I haven’t been anywhere exciting recently. Or have I?

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When I started blogging, I honestly didn’t know if anyone was going to be bothered to read what I had to say. After all, I am not talking about World Affairs, or trying to solve the National Debt. I just waffle on in my own merry little way. Sometimes about clothes, other times about adventures, or maybe the odd really personal post.

But none of it will change the World. I am just loving writing what I write, and having the time of my life.

So, it is really amazing and fascinating to see where my blog has been going. Via the analytics that are inbuilt into WordPress, I can see all the different places that people are reading me. Which literally has blown my mind!

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When you blog, you expect most of your readers to be from your home Country, in this case the UK. What you don’t expect is to get viewers in far flung Countries, some I would be hard pushed to find on a map of the World!

Looking recently I was amazed to find some of the strangest places on my World map readers. Now, Mainland Europe and and North America are common ones I would expect to be included in the list. Kyrgyzstan is not!

In the past 5 months since my blog went self hosted, I have been viewed in places as far away as Thailand to Trinidad and Tobago.

What really amazed me though, is the amount of views I get in Countries where it is my understanding that women are PORTRAYED as being repressed and not allowed Western ways. I don’t mean this to come across as racist or uneducated. When I see the lives that some women live, on the news and in the press, it is hard to imagine that we would have much in common.

Oman, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE ,Afghanistan Saudi Arabia, Iraq AND Iran are all places I wouldn’t imagine I would ever get readers.

But I have!!!

And that fills me with such joy and pride. I am absolutely astounded that people who have a totally different way of life to myself, would find what I have to say, of any interest.

Is that why they read me? To see what other peoples lives are like? Are they plus-sized and are reaching out into the community? Are they oppressed and dream of life in a foreign land?

I have absolutely no idea, and unfortunately as good as analytics is, it will never be able to tell me that. All I know is it is amazing to have these readers all over the World.

I hope this continues too. There are still quite a few countries in the World where I haven’t had a view. I know that getting one in every country is nigh on impossible, But look at the fun in trying!

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Everywhere on this map in blue is where I have had at least one visitor from. There’s not a great deal of white left, so it would be great to fill in a few of those spaces. So many Countries in the past 5 months, and I am absolutely amazed and honoured!

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Although this states ONE YEAR, My blog went live 5 months ago

I would love to hear from you – tell me where you live and why you read my blog. It doesn’t have to been a huge comment, just a couple of words as to why you visit me. I am genuinely interested in learning more about my readers.

Till next time
Tx

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  • Hayley Ann Stewart

    Plus Size Goddess is a GLOBAL SENSATION! Yeah, I am always suprised when I look at my stats where some of the visitors come from. We truly are a global village. I love the internet!
    http://www.curvesandcurl.co.uk

    • Isn’t it just amazing!! I just am gobsmacked when I see some of this distant lands…. The Internet is just a wonderful invention! xx

  • I love looking at my stats and seeing where in the world my blog is being read 🙂

  • It’s always such a buzz knowing people read your blog especially when it’s not in your home country. Well deserved for you x

  • Lydia

    I live in Texas and I read your blog because I love you fashion style, heart, and honesty.

    • Awww thank you so much Lydia! Welcome to my little bit of the World, I hope you continue to enjoy it xx

  • It is absolutely amazing that people from across the globe can come and find you – it always amazes me anyone visits my blog let alone all these people from around the world. x

  • BixxBoxx

    Amazing that you’ve got readers all over the globe! My blog is teeny in comparison to yours but I too have been amazed when I’ve had readers from outside the UK! As you know I’m in the UK. I read your blog because I love your clothes and your positive attitude to life. I also read when I’m procrastinating about writing something for my own blog! Have you had any readers from Bulgaria?! I’m going on holiday there next week so I could check in if you haven’t had anyone! (or is that cheating?!). Xxx

    • Thank you sweetheart! And yours is definitely getting bigger!! It probably would be cheating, but luckily I have had 16 visitors from Bulgaria 😉 xx

  • Oh wow people in Russia? That is pretty cool my Top Three goes UK, USA and Philippines which is quite exciting!

    • Isn’t it just! I love seeing all the different places, and wondering about their lives x

  • That’s amazing. I love seeing where people read my blog, my biggest ones are the UK and USA.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Wow!! I still find it crazy real people read my blog and it amazes me when they are from around the world x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wow you’ve gone global, well done. It looks like your blog is getting a lot of attention.

    • Thank you Melanie, it’s still small in the scheme of things, but I am enjoying the writing x

  • Things Sarah Loves

    That is incredible! I was having a look at my stats one day and there was someone from Rome reading my blog, Rome is one of my fave cities and ah, I was so happy!

    • Wow! That is just amazing, I didn’t know you could find out specifics like that x

  • It’s crazy how many different places you’re reaching! It’s really cool that you have such a great reach.

  • It’s amazing indeed as I have the same view on my WordPress, I was surprised to see some countries I didn’t even think would read my blog

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    It’s always fun to look at data like this. I love looking at mine, and there are only 2 countries that my blog hasn’t been viewed in.

  • I love looking through my stats and analytics, it’s so fascinating isn’t it! Congrats on the widespread page views! 🙂

  • I love looking through my stats and finding out more about my readers and where they come from. I love to be cheeky and see how others are doing too, so this is a post up myalley 😉 x

  • Ickle Pickle

    It is fascinating isn’t it? Thinking that people in places you have never been are reading what you write is awesome! Kaz x

  • Laura Haley

    It’s fab when you find readers from other countries. Kind of makes you realise it’s a small world, really

  • kitty kaos

    It always amazes me when I look at my stats how many people around the world read blogs and especially when it’s your own and one of the things I love about you T is that you are so humble and loving you deserve all the readers in the world x

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have had views from countries I have never even heard of before! It’s amazing when you know that you have readers from all over the world

  • its great to see how and who people view you and its amazing to see the numbers and stats , your doing well and love your pretty smile in that dress x

  • Reclusive Fox

    I love to nose around in my analytics and see where people come from, how old they are, their gender and so on. Blog stats can become an addiction! Congrats in your success so far btw x

  • It’s always so interesting to see where your readers are from – its my favourite bit of analytics!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

  • Jenni Grainger

    I should look at where my readers are from, im Lancashire, UK x

  • It’s so good to look at your stats and see where in the world your blog has reached. A great feeling isn’t it?