I just realized I let an important milestone slip by this week! September 11 marked three years since I wrote my first post for Miracle Survivors. I started this blog as a way to develop a following for my then upcoming book, From Incurable to Incredible, before I even had a title for it. Little did I know that the blog would develop into an amazingly supportive community where people share their lives, their missions, and the common bond of living each day to the fullest amid unbelievable challenges. I’ve gotten to know a lot of you, along the way. And I’ve been awed by all of you.
Just for fun, I checked Google Analytics, an amazing program that provides all types of cool information on the people who visit your site. I used to check it almost every day, but haven’t for a while. I thought I’d share some numbers and interesting facts from the three years:
Total number of visitors: Almost 40,000
Number of countries: More than 100
Top 10 countries: US (almost 51,000 visits), Canada, UK, Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipinnes, Netherlands
Countries I’d never imagine the blog would reach: Palestine, Mozambique, Anguilla, Macedonia, Rwanda, Albania, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, China, the list goes on and on …
It is truly mind-blowing how the Internet has made our world so much smaller. It fills my heart that our message of hope is reaching to people of all walks of life and different languages and cultures. Indeed, we in the cancer community all share a unique, special connection that surpasses geographical boundaries, political affiliations, and economic circumstances.
Thank you all for three wonderful years and for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop in for a while. Special thanks go out to those of you who’ve commented and contacted me over the years. Getting to reach out to you has given me a sense of purpose, and I believe it’s one of the reasons I’m doing well today. You have made my and many others’ lives so much richer.
Are you one of the people from another country who is visiting here? I would love if you would comment and tell us a little about yourself!
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