Woohoo – today I got Greenland!

My first post since I walked into Santiago – three weeks ago. I have been working on an assessment of the clothes and gear that I used and will post this info soon, but meanwhile I wanted to share with you my delight in ‘getting Greenland’.

There are very interesting statistics available on my wordpress blog – well at any rate they are very interesting to me. I can see how many visitors I have received on a daily, weekly, monthly, annual or all time basis, with similar information for views (a visitor may only view one post, or may read several or many) I can see if they have come via a click on another blog or website, and if they have clicked any links on my blog to another site. And the information I find most fascinating – I can see what country the visitors have clicked from, with a world map showing the countries coloured according to how many views have come from each. I have to say, my geography is improving, which certainly can’t be a bad thing!

When I click on the button for ‘all time’ views the map is very colourful and there is not much of Europe that is left white, except that is, Greenland. For a country of 840,000 square miles it has a tiny population of under 60,000 and I expect they are all much too cold to sit around looking at their computers, but it caused me to have a huge white blob between Europe and North America and I so wanted to colour it in. Well, today is the day it turned from white to beige. There was one visitor who viewed just one post, but when I saw that colour on the map it made me whoop with joy (‘little things please little minds’ is a phrase of my father’s that comes to the fore, and I’m sure he would be saying it if he were reading this!)

So thank you, person from Greenland – you have made my day!

And here is said map with a lovely beige blob to the east of Canada, and a list of the ninety countries from whence I have received visitors.

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Argentina Hong Kong Poland
Australia Hungary Portugal
Austria Iceland Puerto Rico
Azerbaijan India Qatar
Bahrain Indonesia Romania
Bangladesh Iraq Russian Federation
Belgium Ireland Saudi Arabia
Bolivia Israel Serbia
Brazil Italy Sierra Leone
Bulgaria Japan Singapore
Canada Jersey Slovakia
Chile Jordan Slovenia
Colombia Korea, South South Africa
Costa Rica Latvia Spain
Croatia Lebanon Sri Lanka
Cyprus Lithuania Sudan
Czech Republic Luxenbourg Sweden
Denmark Malaysia Switzerland
Dominican Republic Malta Taiwan
Egypt Mauritius Thailand
El Salvador Mexico Turkey
Estonia Mongolia Turks and Caicos Islands
Ethiopia Namibia Uganda
Finland Nepal Ukraine
France Netherlands United Arab Emirates
French Guiana New Zealand United Kingdom
Germany Norway United States
Greece Pakistan Uruguay
Greenland Peru Venezuela
Guatemala Philippines Zambia

Update……..since originally posting this piece, I have also received views from the following countries:
Panama, Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bermuda, Cambodia, Macao, Kasakhstan, Belarus, Ecuador, Belize, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, Morocco, Guernsey, Barbados, China, Dominica, Moldova, Isle of Man, Northern Mariana Islands, Nigeria, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kenya, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Oman, Honduras, Timor-Leste, Jamaica, Tanzania, Benin, Georgia, Fiji, Armenia, Aruba, Angola, Curaçao, Syria, Gabon, Åland Islands, Suriname, Faroe Islands, New Caledonia

About magwood

Trepidatious Traveller - camino blog is about preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago. Many future pilgrims have found the blog useful and inspiring, and many who have no plans to walk the camino have simply enjoyed the dialogue http://www.magwood.me
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33 Responses to Woohoo – today I got Greenland!

  1. David Wolfe says:

    Over 73,300 views from 97 countries, there must be a lot of interest in casinos. I do mine from the comfort of my home in an arm chair it’s not as hard on the feet.

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    • Sean says:

      Did you lose much?
      Sean,
      Dublin

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      • magwood says:

        Hi Sean. I presume you mean weight – I lost a few other things en route, but I don’t suppose you are interested in them.
        I lost somewhere between 3 and 4 kilos in this walk – much more last year on the Frances route, but I had managed to keep a fair bit of it off over the year, so started this year from a better weight. I have already regained some of it though!

        When I arrived at the pilgrims’ office in Santiago I was greeted by a guy with an Irish accent who told me his name was Sean. I got quite excited and asked if he was ‘Sean from Dublin’ thinking you may have stayed around to do a stint as an amigo. Sadly, not, but it is good to keep in touch. How was your caminho (other than Tui!) would love to hear.

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  2. O-u-t-standing! I enjoyed reading about your progress as well as any tidbits you cared to include along the way 😀

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  3. i’ve missed the updates! It must be time to get the boots out again?

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  4. OzAnnie says:

    I can understand your excitement. Great stuff. Your Dad had similar quotes to my Dad. Bless them all !

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  5. Sean says:

    Well done Magwood,
    Love the comment about the casinos. I want to do another casino soon.
    Sean,
    Dublin

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  6. Susan Quenneville says:

    Hi Maggie! Congrats on getting Greenland!! I’m looking forward to seeing your revised packing list and a list of albergues for walking the Camino Pirtugal in shorter stages if you have one. Thanks for all the great reading!!

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  7. That would be exciting! Let us know if they come back to read this welcome.

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    • magwood says:

      Still only the one view, but I have since had visits from Panama and the Virgin Islands (although not sure if the British or American variety!)

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  8. Keith says:

    Very interesting

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  9. Wendy Kate says:

    I know how you feel, it is amazing when you see all the countries that people have visited your blog from. I don’t think I have had Greenland though. 🙂

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  10. Marianne says:

    Well done on getting Greenland, Maggie!

    I have to admit I’ve never looked at this statistic before so after reading your post I had a look at mine and, to my surprise, found I have FIVE visits from Greenland! I wonder if we share a viewer? 🙂

    It was also interesting to see that the majority of your visitors are from the US, whereas the highest percentage of mine are from the UK, with the US following closely behind.

    Hope your feet have fully recovered 🙂

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    • magwood says:

      Feet are good Marianne, shall be using my gift voucher for a pedicure next week.

      Yes, I’ve had more than twice as many hits from the US as from the UK, closely followed by Canada, Australia, Spain and Ireland. Which pretty much reflects the interest in the camino and the numbers that I met en route.

      I also learned from a comment that wordpress is banned in China, so I won’t expect any visits from there!

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  11. Maggie Gardner says:

    What a popular person you are and deservedly so!!! Amazing the stats that you can find these days!

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  12. Grania Collard says:

    Thought if you this week, our son arrived home on Monday from his Camino…Seville to Santiago…625 miles…three days short of six weeks…Can’t wait to read more from you, I had missed following your daily blogs…was uber excited to see the above pop up in my inbox …x x

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    • magwood says:

      Thanks Grania. How did your son get on? That is a long walk. I am thinking of walking from home next year, about 60 km to Málaga and then to cordoba and the via de la plata. But I would split it into two stages, perhaps to Merida or Casares next year and pick up where I left off the following year. I found this year that four weeks was definitely enough time to be away from home.

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  13. Grania Collard says:

    Oh …and congratulations on Greenland…x

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  14. Rebekah L says:

    Oh, I’ve been hoping for a Greenland visit for a long time. Hehe. We finally got China which I didn’t think we’d ever get because WordPress is banned in China, but somehow we registered a hit from there. My next goal is the elusive Greenland. Congrats!! 🙂

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    • magwood says:

      Hi Rebekah, funny how these things matter. I was amazed when I looked into it, how many countries there are in the world. I’ve got a long way to go. China would be good, I didn’t know wordpress was banned there 😀

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  15. Shev says:

    Congratulations on getting Greeland! Looking forward to your revised packing list and an alburgue list with your ratings ‘,:D

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    • magwood says:

      Thanks Shev. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Am currently on an extended stay in the uk due to the French air strike. Three extra days with my daughter and grandson, so not all bad!

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  16. Jo Bryant says:

    I am sorry Maggie that I fell behind following you. Not been well, but I will work my way through your journey. Hope you are well and happy now it is over.

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    • magwood says:

      Hi Jo. So sorry to hear you have been poorly. I hope you are now fully recovered. I was very glad to finish the camino and return home. I enjoyed it very much, but this year four weeks away from home was definitely enough.

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  18. By the way… lots of people from Greenland are interested in the camino =)

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  19. SMJ says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your two blogs (Frances & Portuguese) as I start planning my first Camino in 12 months time when I retire. If I’d seen your blog last year, you’d have been able to add Afghanistan to your list of countries, but am now working/ living in Pakistan. Great blog; informative as well as entertaining. Thank you.
    Suzanne 🙂

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    • magwood says:

      Thank you Suzanne for reading my blog. I had noticed some activity from Pakistan yesterday and today. It’s really nice to know where people who comment come from. Pity about Afghanistan – do you know anyone still there who you could send a link to? Only joking…….sort of!

      Enjoy your preparations for next year – it will soon take over your life. Buen camino!

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