Allow me to indulge in an experiment. When I installed Sitemeter in my blog, I was tickled pink by the application which showed me where in the world my last 100 viewers came from. Of course I’m limited to the last 100 views, so anything outside of that, I don’t get to see anymore. Nevertheless, it was so interesting to find out that so many people from outside the Philippines get to visit the blog. I was pleasantly surprised that outside of the usual Pinoy habitats like the U.S. and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain), and Asia (Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam), there were Filipinos from the far corners of the world who found their way to the site.
Quickly, I’ve seen views from: Bulgaria, Spain, Cayman Islands, Greece, Oman, Azerbaijan, Italy, British Indian Territory, Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Nepal, Hungary, Denmark, Iran, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sierra Leone, Chile, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, France, England, Ireland, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bermuda, Germany, and Norway.
So, back to the experiment, if you’re reading this blog somewhere in the world outside of the Philippines, whether the country you’re in is in the above list or not, could you just send me a shout out in the comments of this post? Just tell me who you are (you can use a code name if you want) and tell me where in the world you are! It would just be so interesting to know you better, the people who are so far away from home. Wala lang, I just thought it would be nice to have a little global community going on here in this blog.
According to the website http://www.alexa.com, a site that measures and ranks the websites according to the traffic they get, 83% of my views come from the Philippines. So it would be nice to also get in touch with the 17% of you out there in the other parts of the world. By the way, they ranked chicogarcia.wordpress.com as # 2,815 among the top sites in the Philippines (naks!).
So don’t forget, let me feel you! In Tagalog, magparamdam kayo!