500 posts!

So my eyes fell on this … and what do you know ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wow…this is going to be the 500th post on this blog! (For anyone wondering, this post was written and put in the drafts folder on Friday night… before Saturday’s post…and so this one is really the 500th post).

Over 3 lakh views! That’s right ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are the numbers from 2016 alone, with over 2.25 lakh views and close to 7000 comments … yay!

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You know, it’s hard to believe that this blog is about to enter it’s third calendar year. To think that I made it all the way this far. I still remember the excitement when this blog received its first ever comment. I was like: OMG! Someone cared to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

You folks made it possible. Otherwise, there was no way I would still be writing almost daily on this blog, 19 months after starting it.

You know I have done this kind of post before, telling all of you how much you mean to me, thanking you for your support and encouragement. You know I love you all ๐Ÿ™‚ So, this time, I don’t wanna bore you all by repeating the sameย thing all over again. Instead, I thought I would mix it up a little by asking some questions of you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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That’s the distribution of blog readers thus far in 2016 by country. The top of the list is no surprise at all. The first two places obviously go to India and the United States, followed by the UK, UAE, Australia, Singapore and Canada.

But what happens if we go a little further down the list? It gets more fun. You’ll never guess which country is just 2 ranks below Canada :

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Hurray for Slovenia! Now, I have no way of knowing if these views were just accidental clicks. But, ifย you live in Slovenia and you are reading this, please please let me know in the comments. I’m so curious.

What happens if we look further 2 ranks below Slovenia?

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Germany? Nooo! It really breaks my heart that Germany is so far down in the list ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And Germany is like my most favorite European country. So, please if there is someone here reading this from Germany,ย please let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

And that’s even more sad. Waaay…waay down the list, too low to count…there’s France ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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That’s a shame. Especially considering that I started writing this blog while in France ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my best decisions ever…

And you can see I am not getting very much love from Israel either. But that’s understandable, because I don’t think there are many Indians in Israel to begin with. Nevertheless, if you are one of them, would you let me know in the comments below?

But, guess who viewed my blog 46 times this year?

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Wow…thanks Barkha ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, next. Where exactly is this place?

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The only thing I know about this place is that Sheldon made a joke about it in The Big Bang Theory :

 

Now for the very bottom of the list.

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Well, I don’t know where is St. Kitts & Nevis, but as a certified geek, I’m gonna look up this place now. And if I ever have the money, I will go visit it, especially if they have a nice looking passport stamp for me to keep as a souvenir (I am crazy about passport stamps). Who knows, maybe I will even run into the one guy who viewed my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

And last but not the least. Did you know that Timbuktu is a real place? It’s in Mali.

Friends, above all, writing on this blog was fun.ย Let’s keep this post all about fun. So if you are reading these words and you are in an exotic country, please please share something about yourself.

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18 thoughts on “500 posts!

  1. Congrats CW ๐Ÿ™‚ Please continue the good work.

    On a lighter note, I have a theory regarding low view count from Germany & France. Indians living there have been enamored with the same liberal idea plaguing most European countries vis a vi grand idea of integration and world order of kumbaya where all humans live in complete peace and harmony, not to mention that of late Germany & France have been such a shining example of this elitist utopia. So when you write posts which completely destroys and blows a hole right through the very fabric of the left-liberal charade, don’t be surprised if the view count has been low from these EU countries.

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  2. WOW!!….All your hard work and persistent blogging in very difficult circumstances,in transit,out of the country etc etc…..has paid of in great numbers!!(Most impressive of all…. the style in which you write and also the way you respond to the comments)

    Hats off to CW on such fantastic figures!….Keep it up!

    Good to see people from so many countries read your blog….very wide spread indeed!

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  3. Great. Congratulations CW. Your blogs are so hard hitting that, any nationalist reads your blog first time, he/she is guaranteed to read next blog. Keep it up.

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  4. HI CW, congrats for keeping the momentum.
    How do you count the views…is it based on IP address for a particular post or based on number of times a post is opened, even from the same IP address ?

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  5. Congratulations man. Its been a pleasure reading all the posts.

    And by the way regarding Timbuktu, it is now been declared as a dangerous place to visit by the Mali government itself because of the presence of Islamic extremists. Plenty of tourists made it a point to visit that place just because of the history and myth associated with it. in the 1700s and 1800s European explorers have explored this place and written their experiences. One can find these books in online stores.

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  6. Congratulations, CW, for this milestone achievement. I so much look forward to reading your blog every day, and it makes my day! You have a unique ability to combine facts and facets from different times and regions and people to present a cogent picture. Thank you, and I will look forward for the day when you would start a YouTube alternative narrative channel (at least hoping! )

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS, but the viewership must be more than your count, considering your articles are read in other magazines like opindia. Keep up the enlightenment mission

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  8. I visit very few blogs. Yours , Ravinars and Prasun K Sengupta’s blog. You never disappoint the fellow RWs. Keep up the good work. And don’t forget to watch man in the high castle. Its bit slow in start but really intriguing towards the end.

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  9. Congrats CW…was busy over the weekend so just catching up. You are doing a phenomenal job with this blog and I have even sent the link to many of my friends in the US. Keep up the great work!!

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  10. I have recently come across this website, keep up the good work. I have mentioned about this site to few of my friends in new zealand. Hopefully next time you have look at stats, you should be able to see few visitors from nz.

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