Reaching 100,000 views!

This week I passed a ‘milestone’ in the blogosphere – I hit 100,000 views thanks to you! 

Thank you to everyone who has been along for the ride. Writing my blog has been a fantastic experience that has opened up many doors for friendships and opportunities; it has also allowed me to ponder over some of the conundrums that puzzle an Australian-Malaysian-Chinese girl moving to Greenland. I’ve learnt that even in this part of the world, it’s ‘same same but different’. 😉

It’s been fun having meaningful dialogue with so many strangers from around the world who I now consider kindred spirits. I appreciate you who have contributed with comments and perspectives!

Whether reaching 100,000 views in this time is fast or slow or scary or great, I’m gonna take this as an achievement that I made it this far =)

The world map

I had a few surprises today when I looked at my ‘world map’ today:

  • My map is almost completely coloured with visitors from around the world
  • Australia doesn’t rank first
  • A big whopping chunk of visitors hail from the USA and Canada
  • Svalbard has not visited once (as a fellow Arctic place you think someone might have…)
  • Nearly 9% of views came from Greenland! (In the first few months, I thought I would get away with writing from here without anyone finding out…)
The Fourth Continent Blog Map

Map of visitors

 

Benefits of blogging

For anyone who has considered writing a blog before, you should definitely try it out. You can be as personal as you want to be, or you can blog about eccentric things like kitchen benches!

The benefits are many: you learn new things from your fellow bloggers, you discover that there are many other people like you facing the same ups and downs (AA); you become better (hopefully) at writing or photography; and you also craft your discipline. There’s also many access opportunities a blog can give you. Most importantly, you achieve something for yourself.

My five latest faves

Some of my favourite (newish) blogs I’ve started to follow are:

  • bumblepuppies.wordpress.com
    Things that insult my intelligence.
    While he rants, I just laugh at sometimes warped humor.
  • gradexpatations.com
    For fellow graduates, expats and anyone else mapping their way to meaning.
    I’m learning from her even though our paths have crossed similar paths.
  • Mabel Kwong
    Asian Australian, multiculturalism and diversity
    I loved this post about why asians don’t hug
  • vandreture.wordpress.com
    Få inspiration til vandring i naturen. Kom ud og oplev alle de smukke steder ved havet, søerne og skovene.
    I never knew Scandinavia (or to be precise Denmark) was so beautiful
  • cookingwithawallflower.com
    Cooking. Baking. Crafting. Writing.
    Andrea is everything I wish I could do and be but will probably never will be =)

Until next time!

xx

Tanny

 

32 thoughts on “Reaching 100,000 views!

  1. This is a fantastic achievement, Tanny! Well done! You have done it so quickly as well. Not surprising given that you have such a beautiful and well written blog. It is always fascinating to read. I hope the day job is going well too. Warmest wishes, Mark

    • Dear Mark thanks for this! I have recently moved into another role in tourism actually, so new times ahead. However I will still be keeping up with your blog, when there are so many great case studies. Best, Tanny =)

  2. Congratz!! I am glad you commented so I found your blog, I think Greenland is very interesting – mostly because I know almost nothing about it! 😀 And I looove to learn new stuff and how people live, where… I think I will enjoy your blog very much 🙂

      • Hehehe, it is no science really… I just have an idea and make it happen with stuff I can find or got… I can get inspired by looking at others awesome ideas, or by looking what I have among my DIY stuff in a box 🙂

          • Yap, I have to have will to do it, of course.. Just sit, grab fabric I have in my mind and go… – I usually have something in my mind or drawn into little notebook like colors I would like to see together or a brooch I want to make… Or just a written idea… 🙂 I ponder over it and think about best materials and at the moment I am sitting and making it, I am already 80% finished 😀
            What I’m proudest about?? Hmmmm… My denim bag. That was hard and I was still learning how to sew… Also, my summer dress. That was extra hard… You can find them in the DIY category! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on reaching 100K! As a newcomer to the blogging community, I can only aspire towards such a grand achievement. 😀

    Totally agree with you on the benefits on blogging. For me it’s a way to have some sort of creative outlet, and also as a way to engage with other people. It’s been great to read and learn from others, too!

    Aside from the numbers, have there been any other unexpected outcomes as a result of your blogging?

    • Hey Chris, it’s been really interesting reading different perspectives and experiences. The opportunities that have arisen from writing a blog have been so fun, too. Maybe because a blogger is actively trying to put their thoughts down, so are constantly seeking sources of inspiration, we find reasons to have fun or learn. What do you think?

  4. Congratulations Tanny – I know how great it feels, I have just today reached 100,000 views. I have to say, your map is a little more coloured in than mine, although it never ceases to amaze me when I get a view from a new country. I was so excited when I had a view from Greenland that I even wrote a post about it. I have signed up to follow your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts. Best wishes, Maggie

  5. Greetings from Copenhagen Tanny! Just wanted to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS on your (first, but I’m sure soon to expand) 100,000 views. Very much well-deserved and good for you for so eloquently representing expats, adventurers and lovely Greenland itself 🙂
    Really appreciate the shout out to my humble ickle blog and I look forward to following your progress in the future.
    -Toots x

  6. Congratulations on the views and the almost complete world map. It is a special thing to shine a little light of thought over the entire planet….yes- blogging can do that!

  7. Congrats on the milestone and thanks for the shoutout.

    It’s also kind of amazing to see the countries that don’t show up on the map after 100,000 views… and also some of the ones that do. I wonder how you have China and Iran but not Yemen.

  8. Hi Tanny, I understand the thrill when you look at the map of the world and you realise how many countries you have touched with your words. I still remember when you reached my blog , I saw the flag and I thought: “Greenland…….wow!!!!!!!!!!” So you gave me the chance to see your beautiful country and fill some white at the top of my map. 🙂 Congratlations for such a great achievement. Hugs. Stefy.

  9. Congratulations!!! What an achievement and here’s to the next 100,000. And the next, and the next… 😀 I’ve had a look at your blog and I love your photos. You seem very content going places 🙂

    • Hi Mabel! Well, I never thought I would make it to 100,000, but here’s to dreaming bigger and better for my humble little blog. I’ve been very blessed in my life I think, but it’s been a pleasure reading about everyone else’s adventures, thoughts and ponderings too. – Tanny

  10. Argh! I’m missing almost the same countries as you: Svalbard, North Korea and some of the others. One day, one day… Seriously, congratulations on filling in your world map and getting a massive 100,000 hits. It’s no mean achievement. I agree with you about the surprising benefits of blogging. I started just to get my writing out there and to seek an audience, and I found that actually the best part is reading other people’s blogs and learning about their lives around the world, like yours. Greenland. Wow!

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