I know the American holiday known as Thanksgiving is still almost two weeks away, but I was looking at my blog stats tonight (I’m still new enough to the blogosphere that I marvel at how many people actually *read* my stuff, and from where) and it occurred to me that, whoever you are, you are part of the reason I write. “The Peripatetic Traveler” started simply as an easy way for me to let friends and family know how I was doing on my 5-week trip last summer, but it has gone way beyond that now.
As of 9:15 PM Mountain Standard Time on November 15, 2014, I have had a grand total of 1,328 views. While most of them (1,289) have, naturally, been from the U.S., and a fair number of the rest have likely been from folks who are *normally in the U.S. but were traveling abroad, I know *some* of you actually *live* “out there.” The list of countries from which views have originated includes: The United States (1,289), Canada (7), the Russian Federation (6), the U.K. (6), the United Arab Emirates (4), Turkey (3), Australia (2), Mexico (2), Hong Kong (2), and one each from Spain, Singapore, Austria, France, Germany, Qatar, and the Czech Republic.
I also have two followers by email and 16 here on WordPress.com. Thank you!
Obviously I didn’t *start* with as many readers as I have now, so to give the newcomers a little bit of my history, here are links to my first two posts:
…In Which I Expound on Why I’m Joining the Blogosphere explains why I began the blog.
About the Background Photo tells you, well, about the photo I chose for the background.
If any of you would care to share with me, I’d love to learn about you – where you are, *who* you are, what attracted you to the blog (and why you’re still here), and so on. You can comment on this post, or if you prefer, you can reach me privately at “gonzodave [at] yahoo [dot] com”.
And again, thank you for reading.