Blogging Buddies around the Globe

As the number of “Like Minded” following my blog approaches 300, I’m continuing to make final preparations for my totally awesome celebration (excited girly giggle when I think about my prizes). But I’ve also found myself contemplating the make-up of those who’ve joined hands with me and attached themselves to my site. I already know that approximately 95% are female, but where is everybody from? How many Texans are here? Californians? East Coast vs West Coast? North vs South? And let’s not forget about those outside our borders. I know there’s at least a couple Canadians, a few from the U.K., and even some from down under. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a blogging buddy in every state, every country for that matter? Am I dreaming too big? Should you put restrictions on dreams?

I’m not. There are 50 states in the US, one self-governing incorporated territory of the US (Puerto Rico) and 195 countries worldwide. Let’s see how many of those I can touch. But I’m going to need your help…and it’s in two parts. First, those of you who are already following me, I need for you to leave me a comment and let me know from where you hail. Stand proud for your home. Yeah…yeah…I know I could install Google Analytics or some other fancy traffic monitor to tell me that sort of information, but I prefer the old school method. Second, once we’ve figured out which state or country I don’t have representation for; I’ll need your assistance to fan out across the blogosphere in search of a writer from that area? Are there any bloggers in South Dakota? Rhode Island? How about Ecuador? Cuba? Wales? If they’re out there, let’s seek them out.

So how about it...are you game?  Where are you from?

110 comments

  1. Ha ha, yeah, on my analytics I'm still one state short. :( Silly North Dakota. Anyway, mark one down for Utah! (I'm sure you'll get many more from this state, there are A LOT of us Utah writers in the blogosphere).

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  2. Just call me Kansas :-) *insert obligatory Dorothy comment here* As a side note, a lot of little girls out here wear ruby shoes. I kid you not. They sell them at Target.

    Let me know if you need blogging buddies in Sweden, Malta, or Japan.

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  3. I'm still trying to imagine this girly giggle.

    Canadian here.

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  4. I currently live in GA (for four years now) but I don't consider myself from here. I'm from PA, so you can count whichever one you want. :)

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  5. Texas, my friend. Need I say more? :)

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  6. Cool, I'm the first Bostonian! Massachusetts represent

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  7. Chicago, IL--where we vote early and often, and have to live with the embarassment of Blago every day...

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  8. Louisiana woman here. Southern and proud of it my dear.

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  9. Well technically I live in North Carolina but I was born and lived all my life in Rhode Island. So if you need a Rhode Islander, I'll be it. If you find a Rhode Islander, let me know.

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  10. You got good ole country girl straight from Iowa right here!

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  11. This Southern Princess is proud to call Alabama home!

    I would love to offer a tall glass of cold sweet tea and a piece of poundcake...come sit a spell... ;o)

    ;o)

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

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  12. I now live in Ohio, but grew up in California. Since you want to know where I'm blogging FROM, then I guess you have to pick OHIO.

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  13. Oohhh... this is a fun idea - a follower in every state and country. I might have to steal that for my blog. I'll give you royalties, of course. :)

    I'm currently a PA girl (Philadelphia). Although I'm originally from upstate NY.

    Congrats on your almost 300 follower fan club! My goodness, you're popular! Imagine how many readers you've already picked up for when your book gets published. :)

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  14. Waco.

    Need I say more?

    Okay, fine. Waco, Texas.

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  15. Creating connections around the world using blogosphere. I love it! I'm one of the Canadians,from the 'wild' west, Alberta.

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  16. I'm a Jersey girl. New Jersey, that is.

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  17. I live in Georgia, but I'm not "from here." (Callie, we need to talk!) I'm originally from upstate NY (*waves to Amy Holder*), but I've lived in a lot of places since leaving home.

    Great idea, DL!! Loving this!

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  18. I'm another Canadian - from Northern Ontario - my favourite part of the world! :)

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  19. I'm from Nevada. Not Vegas though, closer to Reno. This is a great idea, I've often wondered where the people who read my blog are from :)

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  20. Congrats on so many followers DL! If you do have someone from every state and nation, we should elect you to the UN. Maybe YOU can bring about world peace, since nobody else is doing a very good job :)

    As you know I'm Down Under (but I've lived in 5 U.S. states as well if you want to count them).

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  21. Well, I live in Georgia and have for a long time, as you well know, but if you're going to be all technical like some of the other folks are, TECHNICALLY I was BORN in GERMANY, so you COULD count that IF YOU WANTED TO.

    okay, enough caps now.

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  22. Here's helping you edge closer to 300. New follower from NY.

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  23. I'm an Aussie girl.
    Yep! I live all the way down under!! :)

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  24. Wyoming! I bet that is a hard state to get. I feel good representing. Good luck on your quest.

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  25. O.M.G. You're so crazy! Are you out of your ever-lovin' mind? Okay, fine, I'm just mad I didn't think of it first. Of course I should probably get a larger audience for it to work.

    I'm from Wisconsin, but currently reside in PA. So if you don't get another cheesehead, I'll gladly stand proud.

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  26. I'm in Ireland. Dublin to be precise - and I'm the first European to reply :D

    Great idea, DL!

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  27. Hejsan,

    I'm in Northern Sweden in the land of the Lapps and the Midnight Sun.

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  28. Born and raised Floridian (South Floridian, if we ever sucede.) And if you need help with foreign countries, I could probably get you Spain, Great Britain, Chile (though my friend there doesn't speak English), Germany, Sweden, and the UAE. Lemme know.

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  29. Roanoke, Virginia here...no, we're not that Roanoke...we just act lost!

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  30. Very cool idea, DL. I raise my hand from Quebec, Canada.

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  31. I'm from Minnesota, dontchaknow?
    I'm just kidding. I've never said that.
    A suburb of St. Paul to be more specific

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  32. So, I started this post 3 or 4 hours ago and got distracted...hum. My state is already represented. You have a strange yet oddly fascinating goal.

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  33. I am currently living in NJ, as you already know. *shudder* Home of the highest property taxes in the world. I won't even go into what I think of our new governor. I will say this: he ain't sexy! *shudders again*

    While we own our home here, and will live here another 3 years, it is not home. (you know the story)

    That said, Jessica (Allit. Amor.) is living in Greece...if you two aren't already following each other (she's awesome), go get her.

    Happy weekend, DL!
    Love,
    Lola

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  34. London, UK, baby!

    Have a great weekend!

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  35. MONTANA!

    I have yet another award for you at my blog today - you popular guy! :-)

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  36. Born in Pa (Philly), raised in So. Florida and currently reside in NC.

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  37. I know I don't comment that much but I do love to read your blog!

    You have an award at my blog!

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  38. OH by the way, I'm in Columbus, Georgia, US

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  39. I'm from Dela-where??? Ha sike in normal speak it's called Delaware. Yes the FIRST STATE! Proud to be part of the first state that ratified the constitution. But it's rather small, actually cannot wait to go "down under" I have a thing for aussi <3

    BTW blog award for you on my page!

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  40. Google Analytics rocks!!

    Cheers from Australia

    Val

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  41. I've enjoyed my journey through y our blog. Keep dreaming, dreams are what great things are born from. Thank you for letting me visit.
    Susan
    http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

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  42. A worthy goal - I'll be interested to hear about your progress! I'm from St. Charles, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis).

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  43. Dude, you have Ecuador covered in me ;) Congrats on gaining such a following. Keep up the awesome blog posts, and the rest will come!!

    P.S. Word verification for this comment?

    trilike

    Nice, huh?

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  44. Sunny Northern California - but its not so sunny lately. One day warm enough for the cooler, the next I'm looking for thicker blankets.

    I loved that girlie giggle remark. Too cool.

    ........dhole

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  45. Um, I think I'm the first person to say this.

    I'm from Scotland!

    This is a fun thing to do :~)

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  46. Love your blog.

    Florida here. Almost to that 300!

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  47. Currently I'm in NY, but I consider myself from Ohio. So count that however you want. :D

    It's fun seeing how many blogging buddies you have.

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  48. Montana - "The Last Best Place"
    Hey to Jessica Z in Wyoming! Hey Shannon O'd!

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  49. Howdy- I'm happy to join in from Maine! :)

    Good luck!

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  50. This blogger lives in France- just outside of Paris;)

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  51. North Carolina checking in to be counted.

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  52. Congrats on your almost 300 followers. :)

    I'm from South Africa. Pretoria South Africa to be exact.

    I like this idea. I also wondered where the people are from reading my blog. Although most Americans blog (that I noticed on profiles).

    Have a great Wednesday.

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  53. Me! Me! *waves arm* I'm from Oregon! (Not sure if I should be proud of this or not...)

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  54. DL--Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind thoughts about Stripes.

    I'm in Iowa, but own a place in Missouri too. Do I count for two states? (Or is this like the census?)

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  55. Really?! You haven't hit Montana, yet? Well, now you have! :) Fun quest!

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  56. Oh, you did hit Montana already. Oops, my bad. Still a fun quest, though!

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  57. *raises hand* Phoenix, AZ. Hope this helps:)

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  58. Omaha, Nebraska baby. Here I am!
    Wow, 300. Congrats!!!

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  59. Greetings! Surely you should have had a California mention by now! If not, here it is from Kingsburg, Ca. The central valley. Right in the middle of Sacramento and Los Angeles.
    Oh, and I know: Don't call you Shirley!!

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  60. Hey DL! I'm in Florida. USA.

    Clarify your rules. Do I have to be based in one place (Florida)? I get around a bit. I could up your stats in the Caribbean and South America.

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  61. Pennsylvania! the Philly 'burbs :)

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  62. I'm from Colorado but I'm living in Germany, so there's two knocked down for you.

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  63. I´m from Brasil, but live in Switzerland! Minus 2! =D

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  64. T-Bone,

    You know I already put my name in for Texas, but you can put me down for Italy too since I'll be there in a few days--that is if you don't already have someone.

    I'm impressed by the spread of followers you have already. This interwebs thing is pretty cool, ain't it!?

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  65. I mostly skimmed, so my apologies if this state is already represented, but Michigan is in the house!

    (Cool kids are still saying "in the house," right? No? Not since the early-90's? Dang it...)

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  66. Laura M. sent me over here and I hail from North Dakota. Am I the first? Good luck in your blog trotting. :)

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  67. "Heidi in Wisconsin" here, representing Wisconsin. I'm a humor writer, water aerobics instructor, minestrone soup maker,mom and wife. Cheers!

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  68. Bombay, India. Now following your blog.
    I do know someone who is in Alaska, let me give her a shoutout.

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  69. I'm in England.
    I'm sure you've got some of us English folks here already, but I thought I'd help in the quest. :)

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  70. Hey! I've just found about our blog and attempt :)

    So here's my contribution - Croatia

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  71. AlOOooOoha!!!

    Look no further I will gladly represent Hawai'i! I live on the island of O'ahu. No grass shacks here though- sorry!LOL!!
    I am born and raised here- as local as you can get.

    I found you via Cleverly Inked and i thought you were doing something fun here with this and was hoping I could be of assistance!=)

    I have a book blog. The idea is my life in the island measured in book increments.


    Best wishes to you! I will be clicking to follow right after I submit this comment!

    LMK if you need anything to complete your efforts here!=)

    =)

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  72. Hey there. I just found your site through Cleverly Inked's shout-out. :)

    It seems like I'm the only one here who lives in the lonely state of Maryland - woo, haha. I'm so sick of crab cakes. I moved here from New Jersey 7 years ago, so I'm glad I can be of some service!

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  73. Wow! This is so much fun to see where all these people are from!

    I currently live in NY - upstate if you're from the city, in the city if you're upstate - but I spent over half my life in northern VA

    But you have both of those covered already - just had to put my 2cents in :)

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  74. Hey DL, I'm in Lima, Peru. I don't know if this counts under you rules, but I came all the way to South America and thought of you.

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  75. I'm in Coffs Harbour on the East Coast of Australia :) (half-way between Sydney and Brisbane)

    Aussies FTW! :)

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  76. I'm from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia..:)

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  77. I didn't see this, before. I already let you know that I'm from South Dakota, but I thought I'd list it here, too.

    ~ Yaya

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  78. trish right here in little Rhody (RI)!!!

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  79. Mark another one down for Pennsylvania. :)

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  80. Follower 438 joined from the sunny island of Cyprus. A new country for you I think.


    LOL security word: flumfut Love it!

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  81. Hi, I'm from Boston originally but I moved out ASAP. Not the cold weather type. And forget ice and snow.

    I came here via Donna Hole's blog.

    I see you already have Floridians. *waves to fellow Floridians and other friends I recognize here* But I'm going to go ahead and join you because you've got a cool blog! :)

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  82. You already have a few from the UK but let me add one to the list... I am from London, capital of England (not the UK as many seem to think!).

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  83. I'm FROM Tennessee...does that count?

    Currently writing/blogging from North Carolina!

    Michele
    Southern City Mysteries

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  84. Tennessee calling! NASHVILLE, even. :P

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  85. Hello & apa khabar (how are you)! I split my time between Malaysia and London, England, so you can put me down for both!

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  86. Hey there,

    I live in Austria, Hungary or Spain depending who you ask...actually, I live in all three (depends on time of year)... hope that helps?

    Tessa.xx

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  87. I am FROM Arizona, but I currently live in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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  88. I am honored to finish up the states with the mighty MISSISSIPPI!!!!!!!!

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  89. Do you have any followers from Scotland yet? If not - I'm your girl!

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  90. Hey!
    I am proudly SOUTH AFRICAN!!
    And a crusader too. So welcome to the crusade! I just saw that you joined up :-)

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  91. Hi,another male to improve your statistics...

    Greetings from the rainforest of Malaysia! Now you will travel far and wide, my friend

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  92. Harrison, Arkansas! Hello to a fellow Arkansan!

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  93. As far as I can tell from my quick ctrl+f, you don't have any Dutch here yet! I'm Canadian, but living in the Netherlands. This is a really cool concept!

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  94. Ooooh I think I might be the first from New Zealand?

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  95. I'm shouting very loud from New Mexico so you can hear me, Bone!

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  96. A London girl navigating the sticky fashion sidewalks of New York, residing in CT - any use for your quest?

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  97. How about another Aussie? Can never have too many of us. :-)
    I live on a small island off the Qld coast -- Bribie Island.

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  98. I blog from Bellevue, Washington State. Wow, your blog gets about! :)

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  99. I'm a transplanted Brit living in Tucson AZ

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  100. Since the state I grew up in (Kansas) is taken; as well as, my current (Oklahoma). I will be the "wild card" since we move at least every 1-2 years( Next time out of the midwest...maybe country)

    http://www.greatcontradictions.com

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  101. I haven't gone through all the comments, so I don't know if I'm the first from Germany. I"m a new follower. Hi, fellow crusader!

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  102. Chicago, Illinois and Chesterton, Indiana.

    Thanks for following Kelly's Lucky You!

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  103. New Hampshire, born and raised. :) Woot!

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