I don’t often look at my blog stats. I should, they tell an interesting story. Turns out I have quite the international audience. Today having an international audience is not a big deal – the web makes these sorts of communications incredibly easy. But if 5 years ago you’d have told me that I would have a blog with over 25,000 visitors a year, from all corners of the globe, I’d have thought you crazy. Via this medium I’ve managed to reach readers from 37 different countries, scattered across every continent but Antarctica. Even one lonely soul from Greenland has wandered by here a few times…
…Much to my surprise, non-English speaking countries dominate my top ten – Germany, China, Russia, France, Switzerland, Brazil & the Netherlands account for almost half my traffic. I hope my consistently bad grammar doesn’t impede their enjoyment of this blog.
But more impressive, to me, is how this blog has allowed me to reach out and share yeasts with brewers around the world (see map below). To-date I’ve managed successful exchanges with over a dozen people from six countries (counting my home nation of Canada), on four different continents. Much to my delight, my mailer system has worked without fail with brewers as far away as Australia and South Africa (and using regular letter mail to boot)!
|Map of my yeast exchanges, click for full-size|
So to my local, national, continental and inter-continental viewers, let me say thank you for your traffic, comments, video views and emails. I hope this network continues to grow, and that yeast farmers from around the world continue to exchange and share their yeasts with me.