2011 in review – Who are You?

As a reader you know who I am. In a sense many of you see me every day. You have heard my rants, gone to family weddings, participated in a faith journey and more. But who are you? What do I know about you?

There’s so much I don’t know. Some of you have blogs and I can learn more of you: there’s Amy from The Messy Middle who lives in China; there’s Pari from Weaving Tapestries, currently living in Kuwait but with a life that spans the globe; there’s Averil from The Cook, the Baker and the Clay Boy Maker who lives in India and has amazing recipes; there’s Stacy from Minnesota who blogs at Slowing the Racing Mind and Isabella from the prairies of Canada blogging at Catholic Dialogue – all people who I’ve learned from and grown through. But there are many without blogs and while I get a bit of your story through comments and emails, I’d love to know more.

WordPress sends out a year report to all bloggers who use their platform and from it I gained some interesting information about you, the reader.

You come from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Netherlands, Germany, China, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and more. Your visits to Communicating Across Boundaries would have sold out the number of seats at the Sydney Opera House over 20 times. Your comments reflect, inspire, challenge and tell more of your story.

During this next year I want to know more of your stories – the stories of where you live and what brought you there, your stories of identity and adjustment; belonging or disconnect. Most of all your stories on communicating across the boundaries in your life. So keep on coming by and let’s keep this communication across longitudes, latitudes, religions, views, values, borders, nations and more going. Keep on communicating.across.boundaries – it’s a great way to learn and live.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 53,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

8 thoughts on “2011 in review – Who are You?

  1. Thanks for mentioning me in your post Marilyn. Reading through your posts has not just been insightful for the information you share, and the variety of topics you cover, but it has also brought me in touch with a person who has a wonderfully humane side, and isn’t afraid to show it.

    May your tribe increase… :-)

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    1. The last line made me laugh! Thank you. Thanks also for the tremendous compliment. I don’t take it lightly. I’m glad you are lending your voice – it’s a good voice to hear.

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  2. nice review :)
    and WOW!!! 53THOUSAND views :D

    well done … and I hope to see many more blogs from you
    certainly makes good brain food :lol:

    and just so that you know, I am from the Maldives :)
    I like sharing the following post with my curious readers
    http://wp.me/p1YkEw-xF

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    1. Thank you Amira! We have always wanted to go to the Maldives – very cool. I’m so glad you’re along for this ride. I look forward to taking a look at that post today.

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  3. My first thoughts, Well Done Marilyn… My immediate second thoughts.. well begun Marilyn! Keep going. There are many more people on Earth who need to read what you have to say.
    Just a small correction, though I would love my life to span the globe it just spans a few places right now. I always dreamt of being a gypsy but like my creature comforts too much to go gallivanting off in a caravan.
    What i would like to see in 2012 are more people connecting with each other on your blog. Exchanging thoughts and ideas with each other as well as with you.
    Wish you all the best as you venture deeper into 2012 :)

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    1. Oh the poetry of “spanning the globe” fits you like a perfect glove…because your attitude, worldview, insight and life itself span the globe. So at the risk of disobeying, I will keep my artistic license, tell it like it is (as I have been accused of :)!!) and keep the spanning the globe part! Your thoughts about the blog are exactly mine – I want to see more people connect, have conversations sparked by the post but continued in the comments. Thank you for your affirmation and cyber friendship during this time!

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      1. Actually, my mom thinks you are pretty amazing so it’s a mutual thing! Hopefully more from her this year :)I’ve been begging her for a guest post! (Mom – are you reading?)

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