Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Fairbanks, Alaska or Brazil

I would have loved to be able to actually watch and see when the actual 2 millionth visitor visited, but as it does, life got in the way. There were things that needed doing, people that needed time and attention, and I by the time I got back to check, I had already gone over.

Using StatCounter, I was able to go back 78 people and figure out that it was either the visitor from Brasil or a visitor from Fairbanks, Alaska.

A couple times, I have thought I would quit blogging, like when I hit 5 years, then six, or maybe when I hit 2 million hits . . . Now, I don’t know. There are times when it is hard to get inspired, hard to think of anything I might have to say that you might find interesting, too.

I have a little trick. When I am stumped, I think of our aqua aerobics group in Doha, Qatar. We weren’t very serious, but we were very committed. We had to show up because the others counted on us. Our motto was “any exercise is better than no exercise” and on very cold days in January, exercise counted as sitting in the hot tub and kicking. We talked to pass the time, and not to think about exercising. We talked about books we had read, dishes we had cooked, movies we have seen, and events in the news. So when I can’t think of anything much to say, I think about my friends, the Aqua Babes (LOL!) and I can usually come up with something.

A long time ago, in Kuwait, there was a blogger called (something) Red, I followed, and she thought about quitting and asked us to give her reasons why or why not. I remember writing that we blog because it’s what we do, we write because it is something in us that needs to be written. Until I wrote that to her, I didn’t even know that I thought that. I guess that is why I keep on, because there is something in me that needs to do what I am doing, and when I don’t need to do it, I will stop.

October 29, 2012 - Posted by | Adventure, Blogging, Doha, Exercise, ExPat Life, Humor, Living Conditions, Statistics, Weather


  1. Bingo ,
    Two million plus visitors ,

    By the way , did any company approach you to promote their goods or services while you where in Kuwait like other bloggers who have gone commercial ?

    Comment by daggero | October 30, 2012 | Reply

  2. LOL, Daggero, thank you. Thank you for encouraging me with your witty comments πŸ™‚

    Yes. People send me inquiries all the time, suggesting I might make money. First, if I were to say yes, then it might become more like a job; when I write, I might be thinking of what might offend my advertisers instead of what might interest my readers – or me. Second, it makes me squirm when I see those who have allowed ads; they they don’t mean to but they kind of pander or suck up to their advertisers, accepting free samples and reporting on the results, maybe more positively than they would have were they not taking ad money.

    I think for me it’s better to just keep on as usual. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 30, 2012 | Reply

  3. Congratulations! That’s quite the achievement. I hope you do keep writing… it’s definitely worth reading. πŸ™‚

    Comment by DaisyMae | October 30, 2012 | Reply

  4. DaisyMae, you are so kind. And thank you for your encouragement, and for continuing to read. Honestly, it makes me smile. I think of an old satirical line from an officer’s efficiency report: “The only reason one would follow this man is out of idle curiosity.” While my life is much busier these days, there is less, I think, that would interest others, and that is discouraging. I intend to keep at it . . . until I don’t πŸ™‚ I am happy you are well in Kuwait. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 30, 2012 | Reply

  5. Don’t stop! Aquababes rule πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on your two millionth visitor! I think you have an amazing international perspective to bring to life in the good old USA and would be very sad if you quit your blog. Plus, selfishly, since I’m so terrible at picking up a phone, checking in on line helps me feel connected to you.

    Comment by Grammy | November 4, 2012 | Reply

  6. LOL, Grammy.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 5, 2012 | Reply

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