A few weeks ago, when I was feeling particularly nerdy and obsessive, I looked up the analysis of this website and found that I had readers in all the American states except one – Vermont. It spurred me into action and I started reading and writing about Vermont. One of the things that I found out was that it was a major producer of marble, the biggest in the States, and when I went on holiday to the Greek island of Paros, also a marble centre, I was equipped with a surprizingly wide range of information about marble cutting even though I never got round to writing about the Vermont marble industry…..maybe one day.
After a week of Vermont-related issues, Vermont readers came flooding in ( I now have eleven readers!) and, opening a bottle of virtual champagne, I can now celebrate having followers in every American state. So here’s a toast to the citizens of America…..thanks for tuning in.
I was in a similar mood of obsessive list-making yesterday so I have compiled a top 51 (well I included District of Columbia as a state) in order of numbers of readers. A big, nay gigantic, vote of thanks to the people of New York, California and Pensylvannia who top the poll overwhelmingly but I would also like to say a personal “hi!” to my one reader in North Dakota…thanks for being different!
Hmmm……I need to look into North Dakota.
So here is the list….and all you people included within it, you are more than statistics to me:
1. New York
4. North Carolina
8. New Jersey
23. New Hampshire
30. New Mexico
32. District of Columbia
37. South Carolina
38. Rhode Island
44. South Dakota
49. West Virginia
51. North Dakota
The United States comes second (after my homeland in the United Kingdom) in the top twenty out of 95 wolfiewolfgang-reading countries world-wide. I am with Thomas Paine though and think of us all as “Citizens of the World” and I feel honoured to have you all here.
1. United Kingdom
2. United States
12. Czech Republic
So thanks everyone…..I will publish the whole list when I reach the magic 100 nations moment – just 5 to go. In the meanwhile here is a little song to celebrate: