Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I’m So Curious

  cat2.jpg Curiosity image by megholt1308

In addition to my dear followers, I get visitors from around the world whose faces and names I never learn.   

On the day I posted after my three week hiatus, I had over 120 visitors in a few hours.   Most of you were strangers to me. 

Was I happy with all these visits?  Yes, I was.

Gracias.jpg Gracias image by chicatarantino

I had expected during that hiatus that readership would fall seriously off.  That I’d be forgotten; dropped out of cyberspace; cast off into the black hole of lame-o bloggers who don’t do what they say they’ll do and are self-focused enough to think the whole blogging community cares.  Poor me.

But wait!  Poor me nothing.  There you all were. 

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I’m somebody!  

So please, if you’d be so kind, won’t you say ola or bonjour or g’day or dzien dobry if you never have before?  I’m dying to know who you are.  Here are some of the mysterious places you are from:   

Pretoria, Parow, and Johannesburg, South Africa

Warsaw, Poland

Somewhere in Kuwait

Honolulu, Hawaii (I think you, sly friend, come a lot!)

Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany

Phoenix, US (I lived in that valley for 18 years)

Salisbury, UK

Moulineaux, France

Castlebar, Ireland

Roswell, US

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jyderup, Denmark

Surat, Gujarat

Lausanne, Switzerland

Tarjn, Hungary

Trzebnica, Poland

Athens, Greece (are you safe from the fires??)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Whitley Bay, UK

Edmonton, Canada

Parkes, Australia

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A heartfelt thanks to all who visit here…

Sallymandy ♥

18 comments:

alette siri ane said...

Hello, I am from Norway,and do enjoy your post I love the abouve from Coco Chanel.It sticks!

Linda said...

aww no... you wouldn't be forgotten.
:(

Protege said...

Yes, it is amazing all the people that visit you, right? Suddenly the world is so small and accessible.;))
And we will never forget you,(how could we??) so no worries when you are off for a while.;)) Sometimes we also need to enjoy life outside of blogging.;))
xo

Anonymous said...

G'day, I am from Meekatharra in Western Australia, in the outback.

I pop into your site every now and then -

Thank you
Helen

Veronica Wald said...

Maybe these guys have been for a look:
http://veronicawaldsamusingmusings.blogspot.com/2009/08/so-you-thought-nobody-reads-your-blog.html

Ms. Lucy said...

...Well I'm not on that list- but you know who I am- little ol' me from Montreal:) I'd love to meet these new bloggers too- wow, they really are from all over the world! It's so nice of you to acknowledge everyone this way:)

Veronica Wald said...

Maybe the "happy police" have been by for a look:
http://veronicawaldsamusingmusings.blogspot.com/2009/08/so-you-thought-nobody-reads-your-blog.html

lakeviewer said...

How can anyone forget you?

Jane Winkler said...

Hi, I'm Jane from Albuquerque!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wow!
Nice to be loved!
;^) ;^) ;^)
(I want to know how you track all of that...obviously being not so "in the know" as you....)
Cool!
;^)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

It's me - somewhere down south! Who could forget you?
Catherine

Poetikat said...

I have a little address book and I keep meaning to fill it in with the names of blogs and bloggers and where they blog from. It all gets so muddled for my mid-life mind!

Hello from Ontario, Canada!

Kat

Northmoon said...

I think I've commented before, but perhaps not. I found your blog a few months ago - your photos are beautiful and the things you write resonate with me, so I return for more!

I missed you during your hiatus, I've been checking regularly for your return. Thank you for blogging.

drollgirl said...

so glad you are back!!!

and it is so funny how many viewers stop by and never leave a comment. odd! but maybe they are just shy and need a little prodding. hopefully!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

NOT SURE HOW YOU GET TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE VISIT YOUR BLOG, i JUST GET THE COMMENTS AND AM HAPPY!! DO YOU MEAN T SAY MORE MAYSTOP BY!!

GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!

sallymandy said...

Muchas Gracias! Alette, Linda, Zuzana (LWP), Anonymous, Veronica, Ms Lucy, Lakeviewer, Jane, Cynthia, Catherine (ATCH), :)
Poetikat, Northmoon, Droll, and FFF: This is so funny; nearly all of you have been here before, and proved yourselves once again DEAR and LOYAL friends. To you new ones, I'm very glad to meet you.

Tomorrow: how to count your visitors.

Profoundly Superficial said...

Whitley Bay is where Dracula set sail from... cool!

Jane said...

Hello Sally Mandy, I'm Jane. I live in a remote corner of the west coast of Ireland. I really enjoy your blog. I came across it via the comments you have left on my Profoundly Superficial friend's blog. Keep up the beautiful inspiration