Four months ago I created this modest blog, and it is time to celebrate and to thank those who have visited its pages. It is no secret that the most popular feature is my “happy endings” page, which began attracting notice when I added video links eleven weeks ago at the beginning of July.

To date, the blog has had 20,000 views, a figure far exceeding my expectations. Even more gratifying is the wide reach of my viewership around the world.

WordPress produces statistics allowing me to see the countries of origin of visitors to my blog. Each day, there are approximately 150-250 unique visitors spread across six continents. Over the past four months, those visitors have come from 120 countries.

There are 197 internationally-recognized independent countries on earth, so my viewers live in more than 60 percent of them. WordPress tells me I also have viewers in the following eight self-governing territories: Hong Kong, Macau, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Curaçao, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Surprisingly, some views originate in mainland China – I thought the internet firewall would have prevented that. Another small cluster of views comes from the European Union, with no particular country designated.

I would guess that in many countries there is only one visitor to this blog. To such visitors especially I would like to say: whether you are male or female, gay or straight, I hope that you find comfort and delight in these pages, and that your dreams come true, no matter how remote that may seem.

Here are the viewership numbers for the past four months:

Asia & Oceania

Philippines 1,542
Indonesia 1,287
Malaysia 1,278
India 669
Australia 599
Singapore 351
Thailand 222
South Korea 180
Vietnam 134
Japan 108
Brunei 76
Myanmar/Burma 76
New Zealand 66
Cambodia 65
Pakistan 56
Taiwan 44
Hong Kong 41
Sri Lanka 38
Bangladesh 24
Nepal 22
Mongolia 7
Fiji 6
China 5
Macau 2

The Middle East

Turkey 202
Saudi Arabia 151
United Arab Emirates 82
Iraq 71
Israel 68
Qatar 31
Kuwait 29
Oman 16
Jordan 14
Cyprus 13
Lebanon 9
Armenia 7
Palestinian Territories 7
Bahrain 7
Azerbaijan 3
Yemen 1

Europe

United Kingdom 871
France 657
Germany 506
Norway 383
Portugal 295
Spain 290
Italy 237
Romania 178
Sweden 170
Denmark 144
Netherlands 140
Russia 128
Czech Republic 74
Poland 74
Switzerland 72
Finland 68
Belgium 63
Greece 59
Estonia 34
Bosnia & Herzegovina 24
Iceland 21
Hungary 21
Serbia 17
Bulgaria 16
Luxembourg 15
Slovenia 13
Latvia 10
Slovakia 10
Ireland 10
Austria 9
Lithuania 7
European Union 6
Macedonia 5
Moldova 5
Croatia 4
Georgia 2
Ukraine 2
Malta 2
Albania 1

Africa

Morocco 281
Egypt 153
South Africa 51
Nigeria 25
Algeria 21
Benin 20
Tunisia 18
Djibouti 10
Mauritius 8
Ghana 6
Réunion 5
Madagascar 5
Kenya 2
Senegal 2
Zambia 1
Uganda 1
Libya 1

The Americas

United States 5,083
Canada 895
Brazil 232
Trinidad & Tobago 134
Honduras 114
Mexico 103
Colombia 101
Argentina 40
El Salvador 40
Puerto Rico 36
Peru 32
Barbados 30
Venezuela 26
Chile 17
Jamaica 15
Uruguay 14
Costa Rica 13
Dominican Republic 12
Martinique 9
Curaçao 7
Ecuador 7
Bolivia 6
Bahamas 5
St. Vincent & Grenadines 3
Panama 3
U.S. Virgin Islands 3
Paraguay 3
Nicaragua 2
Antigua & Barbuda 2
Dominica 2
Belize 1
Guadeloupe 1
Guatemala 1

*Update – October 2, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 25,000, with new visitors from Gabon, Guam, Kazakhstan and Laos. 🙂

*Update – October 9, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 30,000, with new visitors from Bhutan, Botswana, Iran and Maldives. 🙂

*Update – October 16, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 35,000, including the first visitor from Suriname. 🙂

*Update – October 23, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 40,000, with new visitors from Afghanistan, Northern Mariana Islands and Tanzania. 🙂

*Update – October 30, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 45,000, including the first visitor from Belarus. 🙂

*Update – November 6, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 50,000, with new visitors from Côte d’Ivoire, Guyana, Haiti and Namibia. 🙂

*Update – November 12, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 55,000, with new visitors from Cameroon, French Polynesia, Micronesia and Somalia. 🙂

*Update – November 18, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 60,000, including the first visitor from Saint Lucia. 🙂 It has now been six months since this blog was created. Two-thirds of all page views have occurred in the past two months. Visitors are resident in 139 independent countries plus 11 self-governing territories (Hong Kong, Macau, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Curaçao, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Here are the updated viewership numbers for the past six months:

Asia & Oceania

Indonesia 4,921
Philippines 4,563
Malaysia 3,541
India 2,149
Australia 1,828
Singapore 1,432
Thailand 761
South Korea 467
Japan 459
Vietnam 251
Myanmar (Burma) 240
Pakistan 225
Taiwan 191
Cambodia 183
Hong Kong 172
New Zealand 167
Brunei 112
Bangladesh 90
Sri Lanka 83
Nepal 27
Laos 27
China 19
Mongolia 19
Afghanistan 18
Fiji 14
Maldives 6
Kazakhstan 5
Bhutan 5
Macau 5
French Polynesia 3
Guam 2
Northern Mariana Islands 1
Micronesia 1

The Middle East

Turkey 774
Saudi Arabia 450
United Arab Emirates 365
Israel 163
Iraq 129
Qatar 72
Kuwait 68
Bahrain 58
Jordan 43
Oman 34
Lebanon 32
Cyprus 20
Palestinian Territories 13
Azerbaijan 9
Armenia 7
Yemen 3
Iran 2

Europe

United Kingdom 2,458
Germany 1,869
France 1,518
Spain 1,033
Norway 906
Italy 855
Portugal 520
Romania 478
Greece 468
Sweden 468
Czech Republic 450
Netherlands 379
Poland 363
Russia 254
Denmark 243
Austria 203
Belgium 158
Finland 151
Switzerland 147
Hungary 122
Georgia 120
Croatia 80
Ukraine 78
Serbia 71
Ireland 66
Bosnia & Herzegovina 58
Bulgaria 47
Estonia 46
Slovakia 43
Luxembourg 34
Slovenia 32
European Union 28
Iceland 26
Latvia 16
Moldova 13
Lithuania 13
Albania 12
Malta 6
Macedonia 5
Belarus 4

Africa

Morocco 666
Egypt 309
South Africa 142
Algeria 135
Nigeria 56
Réunion 49
Tunisia 47
Djibouti 47
Gabon 46
Benin 31
Mauritius 28
Madagascar 13
Kenya 13
Ghana 12
Tanzania 12
Uganda 6
Namibia 6
Cameroon 2
Côte d’Ivoire 2
Libya 2
Senegal 2
Botswana 1
Zambia 1
Somalia 1

The Americas

United States 13,815
Canada 2,821
Brazil 1,034
Mexico 487
Colombia 281
Trinidad & Tobago 197
Honduras 163
Jamaica 158
Argentina 151
Barbados 135
Peru 116
Puerto Rico 108
Chile 99
El Salvador 70
Venezuela 65
Ecuador 52
Antigua & Barbuda 37
Dominican Republic 32
Uruguay 31
Costa Rica 23
Panama 19
Nicaragua 17
Curaçao 15
Martinique 15
Guatemala 13
Guadeloupe 10
U.S. Virgin Islands 9
Dominica 9
Bolivia 8
Paraguay 7
St. Vincent & Grenadines 6
Bahamas 5
Suriname 4
Haiti 3
St. Lucia 2
Guyana 1
Belize 1

*Update – November 23, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 65,000, with new visitors from Aruba, Kyrgyzstan and Zimbabwe. 🙂

*Update – November 28, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 70,000, with new visitors from Grenada and Sudan. 🙂

*Update – December 2, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 75,000, including the first visitor from Tajikistan. 🙂

*Update – December 7, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 80,000, with new visitors from Togo and Uzbekistan. 🙂

*Update – December 11, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 85,000, including the first visitor from the Cayman Islands. 🙂

*Update – December 15, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 90,000, including the first visitor from the Turks & Caicos Islands. 🙂

*Update – December 19, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 95,000, with new visitors from French Guiana, Mauritania and New Caledonia. 🙂

*Update – December 22, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 100,000. 🙂 It has now been seven months since this blog was created. Some 80% of all page views have occurred in the past three months, and 40% in the past month. Visitors are resident in 147 independent countries plus 16 self-governing territories (Hong Kong, Macau, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, Aruba, Curaçao, the Cayman Islands, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Here are the updated viewership numbers for the past seven months:

Asia & Oceania

Indonesia 9,552
Philippines 7,914
Malaysia 5,862
India 3,246
Singapore 2,722
Australia 2,675
Thailand 1,449
South Korea 724
Japan 655
Pakistan 487
Vietnam 484
Myanmar (Burma) 359
New Zealand 336
Taiwan 297
Cambodia 293
Brunei 261
Hong Kong 251
Sri Lanka 141
Bangladesh 127
Nepal 71
Laos 57
Mongolia 35
China 30
Fiji 19
Afghanistan 18
Bhutan 9
Maldives 9
Kazakhstan 8
French Polynesia 7
Macau 7
Kyrgyzstan 5
Northern Mariana Islands 4
Guam 3
Micronesia 1
New Caledonia 1
Tajikistan 1
Uzbekistan 1

Europe

United Kingdom 3,960
Germany 3,347
France 2,410
Spain 1,570
Italy 1,494
Norway 1,258
Romania 814
Netherlands 771
Portugal 711
Sweden 708
Poland 688
Greece 650
Czech Republic 586
Austria 377
Switzerland 355
Denmark 328
Hungary 316
Russia 316
Belgium 267
Finland 247
Bulgaria 235
Slovakia 131
Georgia 127
Ireland 107
Ukraine 105
Croatia 104
Serbia 104
Bosnia & Herzegovina 97
Estonia 57
European Union 55
Latvia 50
Luxembourg 49
Slovenia 37
Iceland 31
Lithuania 21
Malta 17
Moldova 15
Albania 13
Macedonia 9
Belarus 7

The Middle East

Turkey 1,190
Saudi Arabia 744
United Arab Emirates 676
Israel 244
Kuwait 191
Iraq 173
Qatar 115
Oman 81
Bahrain 77
Jordan 69
Lebanon 50
Cyprus 21
Palestinian Territories 19
Azerbaijan 13
Armenia 9
Yemen 4
Iran 3

Africa

Morocco 864
Egypt 476
South Africa 297
Algeria 240
Réunion 230
Gabon 117
Tunisia 92
Nigeria 82
Djibouti 55
Kenya 43
Mauritius 42
Benin 31
Tanzania 31
Uganda 23
Madagascar 15
Ghana 14
Namibia 7
Côte d’Ivoire 6
Cameroon 5
Zimbabwe 4
Libya 3
Senegal 3
Somalia 2
Sudan 3
Botswana 1
Mauritania 1
Togo 1
Zambia 1

The Americas

United States 22,455
Canada 4,025
Brazil 1,971
Mexico 844
Colombia 431
Jamaica 285
Argentina 262
Puerto Rico 246
Honduras 237
Peru 229
Curaçao 229
Trinidad & Tobago 224
Barbados 168
Chile 168
El Salvador 101
Ecuador 94
Venezuela 88
Uruguay 71
Panama 53
Dominican Republic 44
Guatemala 38
Antigua & Barbuda 38
Costa Rica 36
Nicaragua 30
Suriname 29
Bolivia 24
Bahamas 18
Martinique 16
St. Lucia 15
Paraguay 13
U.S. Virgin Islands 13
Guadeloupe 12
Dominica 10
St. Vincent & Grenadines 8
French Guiana 4
Aruba 4
Grenada 4
Guyana 4
Haiti 3
Cayman Islands 2
Turks & Caicos Islands 1
Belize 1

*Update – December 29, 2016: blog viewership has now surpassed 110,000, with new visitors from the Isle of Man, Montenegro and Palau. 🙂

*Update – January 5, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 120,000, with new visitors from Cape Verde, Ethiopia, St. Kitts & Nevis and Swaziland. 🙂

*Update – January 12, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 130,000. 🙂

*Update – January 20, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 140,000, including the first visitor from Seychelles. 🙂

*Update – January 29, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 150,000, with new visitors from Cuba and Guernsey. 🙂

*Update – February 6, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 160,000, with new visitors from the Faroe Islands, Lesotho and Samoa. 🙂

*Update – February 14, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 170,000, with new visitors from Anguilla and British Virgin Islands. 🙂

*Update – February 21, 2017: blog viewership has now surpassed 180,000, with new visitors from Bermuda and Congo – Brazzaville. 🙂

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