Blogging Buddies around the Globe – Update #2

It’s now been four weeks since the launch of my audacious quest to link with a follower in every state and country across the globe. Anybody care how it’s going? Great…glad you asked! I’ve now received comments from people representing thirty-five US states and thirteen countries (once again - I’m only using locations where people are currently located…no switch-hitters). Here are the states I DO NOT HAVE represented and need help with:

Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

As far as the countries go, it’s still easier to just list the ones I DO HAVE:

Australia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Somebody asked me why I just didn’t check the profiles of my followers and make note of their locations, or utilize Google Analytics to get the information that way. Out of 328 followers surely I had all fifty states covered. I could do that, but I wanted this to be an interactive endeavor with active participation. So I’m only counting the ‘Like Minded’ that post a comment, or e-mailed me directly.

If you’re a follower and currently live in one of the states I don’t have covered, or a country NOT listed above, please leave a comment on my original post here and be counted. If you know a blogger, or a blog reader, who resides in one of these areas, please give them a nudge in my direction.

Hey…even if you’re one of the ‘like-minded’(or would like to become one) who lives in a state or country already represented, go ahead and post a comment anyway. Let me know where you’re from. So far Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are tied for the most Cruising Altitude followers.

Just 15 states and 182 countries to go! Piece of cake! 

37 comments

  1. Really? That many from Georgia, huh? See, you are a Southern boy at heart. :-)

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  2. Haha I love that you are doing this... it's so neat! If I find anyone from those states I'll be sure to send them your way to help out in all this fun!!! Or madness... which ever you think is most appropriate wording!! :)

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  3. Boo...you need more Indiana followers. Hoosiers rock!

    Hopefully you'll get everyone checked off!

    ~JD

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  4. Look at you go! And both of my states are the highest repped - I'm just cool like that.

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  5. Hi

    How nice to see South Africa in the list of countries you already have. This is a neat idea. I don't have so many followers yet so I'll maybe do a post like this in Mmmmmmm.... maybe 2 or 3 years time. :)

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  6. Yet another awesome endeavor.

    Keep it up, you'll be world famous soon.

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  7. Good luck with your quest - you'll check off those states and countries in no time :)

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  8. you can add Serbia to your list, as well, HOLLYWOOD SPY's secret headquarters are there :)

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  9. PS, hope you can beat my score - I now officially have visitors from 166 different countries around the world :PPP

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  10. What an interesting quest! Sounds like fun. :) Thanks for connecting with me on the 365 Days of Novel Writing. I enjoy meeting other writers...doing so keeps me moving in a forward direction on those dark days.

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  11. my sis is in Wisconsin, but she's not a blog reader, I'll comment from her house if that helps, LOL

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  12. what a cool project!!

    i'm in California, but i think you've already got that covered, lol.

    best of luck!!

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  13. LOL. Now I'm curious to see where my followers are all from. :D

    Here's to world domination. ;)

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  14. LOL. Now I'm curious to see where my followers are all from. :D

    Here's to world domination. ;)

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  15. This is fun to keep track of! Here's to completing your mission :-)

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  16. Shelley Sly of Stories in The Ordinary is from Maryland! You can check in my followers, she is the one with the pic of the seashell. Hope that helps!

    Oh if you haven't voted on Creepy Query Girl's QUERY SPOOF contest, you should vote for entry #1 ;) haha.

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  17. I have a blog buddy from North Dakota. I'm sending her your way!!!

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  18. Stephanie from Hatshepsut is from Alaska. Do you two follow each other - if not, she's a hoot. You'll love her. :-)

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  19. Yup, NC here! And I know several bloggers in the states you're missing, but don't know if they follow you.

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  20. Good luck! I think this is such a cool thing!

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  21. Ooh, count me in with the Georgia followers:)

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  22. Having followers is great; but if they never comment, how do you know they are there?

    I like the interactive stuff myself too.

    Good luck with the rest of your quest.

    .......dhole

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  23. Hey, so nice to meet you! I'm a Connecticutite

    :)

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  24. I still say GO TEXAS, though after this heat wave I might have to move. :)

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  25. Jen ~ You're so awesome! But you already knew that. You ROCK! You knew that too. How about this....you ooze awesomesauce?!?! :)

    Bernadine ~ It will be much quicker than you think if you remain active!

    J.Kaye ~ Pleasures all mine. Welcome aboard!!

    Tahereh ~ Yup...got California, but thanks for chiming in anyway!!

    Kelly ~ Thanks!!

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  26. Awesome - you've got a ton of places covered. I've got a blog buddy in Alaska - Stephanie Thornton who writes historical (Egyptian) stuff. She's fabulous if you want to check out her place http://hatshepsutnovel.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow - what an awesome endeavor, DL. Sounds like quite the adventure. :)

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  28. Ya got me already! Hooray Nebraska!

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  29. Love hearing about your progress DL! This is too cool...you do have me down representing NC, right??? Glad to see we're representing! :-)

    You know I was born in Arkansas, right??? Near Gravette and Siloam Springs if you know where that is...teeny tiny town from what I remember!

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  30. Now you've got someone from Alaska- yahoo!

    I love to travel- I think your state goal is awesome and I love that you keep track of the countries too. Fun!

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  31. Hello, you already have the UK covered but here I am in London - one more or a spare, or however you want to count it.

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  32. yay Georgia! I used to live in Hawaii does that count? I could be the unofficial Hawaii Rep until you find one or one finds you :)

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  33. Kimberly ~ I'm having fun with it! It's also eye-opening.

    Lydia ~ Yep...your my only Nebraskan so far. :)

    Kristi ~ What's also funny is that I went to high school in North Carolina. LOL

    Erica ~ I've committed to using only the location where the blogger/follower resides now. :( Thanks for the offer though!!

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  34. What a cool idea, sha! Hub and I are going to Sparta this summer, after a spell in Italy (our fourth year at the same hotel.) Hey, if you want a publishing house that specializes in new talent, go to the blogs I follow and pick up Gumbo Writer, out of NO. Angie Ledbetter is co-editor. She won't necessarily follow you openly but if you comment on her posts, she will answer and so on. It's a gumbo blog but, make no mistake, she's looking for new talent. And thanks for dropping by my blog and your nice comment. Geaux Tigers!

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  35. That's a pretty cool list of stats. I have general mapping on my blog, but haven't really gone looking for which states are missing...that'd be interesting.

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  36. How cool! Congrats on reaching out. I'm from Utah, in case you didn't know. Glad for your success in connecting with us! Thanks for your wonderful thoughts on my blog!

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