The world map shown above highlights the geographical distribution of views of my blog over the past five and a half years.
The United States recognizes 195 countries, and at this point, there are only 12 left where I have not had a single viewer over the past years.
Here are the countries, along with their population
- Greenland – 56,025
- Svalbard – 2,642
- Western Sahara – 652,271
- Guinea: 12,400,000
- Guinea Bissau – 1,874,000
- The Gambia – 2,280,000
- Niger – 22,440,000
- Chad – 15,480,000
- Central African Republic – 4,666,000
- Congo – 84,070,000
- Falkland Islands – 2,840
- North Korea – 25,550,000
As you can see from the list, eight of the countries are in Africa, with a total population of approximately 140 million people in those eight countries. If I could just get 0.1% of the people in those countries to follow me, that would be 140,000 new followers. At that point, I’ll retire and do blogging full-time. Of course, that’s easier said than done, especially considering that I only have about 0.0002% of the population of the United States as followers.
However, before I start going after the African market, I thought it might be easier to tackle a couple of countries closer to home – Greenland and Svalbard. I am going to try some targeted marketing over the next couple of weeks to try and pick up at least one view from each of those countries.
Here are a couple of fun facts about Greenland:
- The sun does not set from May 25th to July 25th. On the Arctic Circle the midnight sun only lasts for about half an hour, but the further north you get, the longer it lasts. June 21, the longest day of the year, is a national holiday. July is the only month when Greenland’s temperature reaches above freezing.
- “Kayak” and “igloo” are Greenlandic words that have been adopted directly by other languages.
And here are a couple of fun facts about Svalbard:
- There are more polar bears in Svalbard than people
- You’re legally required to carry a gun in Svalbard
I’ll let you know the status of my marketing plans in two weeks, or hopefully sooner.