I had a few moments yesterday and did some research into who is checking out my blog, A Gator in Naples. I’ve written before at milestones such as the 50,000th page view or when a movie review became the second most popular page on my blog, but today I’m just catching anyone interested in what my blog’s numbers represent – geographically.
So, don’t be embarrassed, get out a globe or prepare to search maps via the internet to figure out where in the world is this bunch of interesting locales.
First, let me note that I’ve had 57,394 page views since the first in May 2014 — as of the posting of today’s blog (Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 5:01 a.m.). Readers from a total of 149 countries have viewed pages on my website A Gator in Naples from my my film reviews to photos we’ve taken at Disney to other photos as well as some of my commentary. After the home page of A Gator in Naples, interestingly, the next most-popular page is a movie review: “CHIPS” … and it’s a bad, bad film!
I find it nearly incredible that I have hosted page view(s) from places as remote as Nepal and Mongolia, much less the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar, which itself has no page views on my blog (joining Greenland as a total of 26 countries with no pages viewed on my blog).
It’s kind of like being a caveman discovering fire – I still am fascinated that people from virtually every corner of the globe has found their way to my blog. From everywhere including the Palestinian territory to the Isle of Man to Hong Kong and Macau to Suriname to the Congo and even the Faroe and Maldives islands.
The only country from which I’ve not received visitors from the western hemisphere is Cuba, which is just 90 miles from the Keys in southern Florida and approximately 215 miles from my home in Naples, Fla. Compare that to the 8,581 miles (and three page views) from Nepal!
Well, here’s the top 10: Far and away the No. 1 is the United States followed in order by the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, India, Brazil, the Philippines and the Netherlands. Nearly reaching the top 10 were Spain and Norway.
Others I’ll make a point to include are all of Europe, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Andorra, Israel, Honduras, Guyana, Myanmar, Côte d’Ivoire, Papua New Guinea and Bermuda.
Let’s also not forget Moldova, Oman, Iceland and Bangladesh. I even received 17 page views from Georgia – near Turkey, not the southern area of the U.S. that was one of the founding states (and Georgia was the birthplace of Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili – you know him better by his taken name of Josef Stalin).
Just as fascinating are those countries from which I’ve had no visitors.
Among the 26, I’ve already mentioned Cuba, but also there’s Laos – but I do have some from Vietnam; Greenland – and, yes, they have internet like Iceland, which has given me six page views; and, no surprise here … North Korea. Also, on the list is Syria (while I’ve had visitors from nearby such as Iraq).
Sahara Africa is home to the most countries that have never viewed a page on my blog. Only one southern Africa nation hasn’t visited (Botswana) and then there’s an island in far western Asia with Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan all having avoided my blog.
I’ll close today with the list of all countries from which no one has visited my blog. I hope in the future you will return and one day find out that this list of no-visits has dwindled! Here is the complete list (according to WordPress’ statistics program and listed by geographical location and obviously not alphabetical):
- North Korea
- Western Sahara
- Burkina Faso
- Sierra Leone
- Guinea Bassau
- Central African Republic
- South Sudan
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