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…)
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:
Things that insult my intelligence.
While he rants, I just laugh at sometimes warped humor.
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
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
Cooking. Baking. Crafting. Writing.
Andrea is everything I wish I could do and be but will probably never will be =)
Until next time!