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I have a new follower for my  blog. From  now on I will be doing articles on some of the people who are following my blog, which is around 8 in total (which is not that much at all compared to many other blogs). Anyway my new blog follower is Patrick Latter from Canada, whose blog is: http://hikingphoto.com

I checked the blog out and have asked him for permission to display some of his photos on this blog.

Patrick is  a programmer from Calgary, Canada who has a passion for photography and hiking. The photographs I am showing here are from his blog: http://hikingphoto.com,

Photograph, the work of Patrick Latter. Please click to see a bigger view. The original is on http://hikingphoto.com

 

Photograh, the work of Patrick Latter. Please click on the photo for a clearer view. The original is on: http://hikingphoto.com

 

Patrick Latter.

 If you go to the about section of his blog (click here) you will see that – at the time of writing – he has 408 followers (including myself) compared to my 8, and 415 comments on his about page! Very impressive and well done, and I am happy that he has chosen to follow my blog. If anyone else choses to follow my blog and if I have the time I may write about them and display some of their work here too. Have a great day everyone! – Jahan Choudhry

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I have achieved a landmark.

I have reached over 50,000 views on my blog.

I have had visitors from from approxiately 179 countries (if I counted correctly) which you can see if you click on the world map on the top right hand of the blog or just click on this link: http://www2.clustrmaps.com/counter/maps.php?url=https://jahanc.wordpress.com

The top 9 countries are: The USA, the UK, India, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Germany and Brazil.

Below is a breakdown of these 9 top countries.

1. The USA

At the time of writing, 11,447 views with the top area being none other than the golden state, California with 1,865 views.

San Diego, California, the “Golden State”, which has the highest number of visitors to my site from the USA.

 Image source.

 2. The United Kingdom

 

 The United Kingdom is at no.2 behind the USA at 6,079 views. My clustrmap shows “Southwark” (perhaps the location of the internet service provider rather than the location of actual readers) as the top area for views to my site in the UK. 

 3. India

 

 3rd is the second largest country in the world and possibly the country with more English-speakers than any other, India, with 1,901 views. Out of those my map shows that Maharashtra leads the way with 404 views. Maharashatra is the state which is home to India’s commcercial centre, Mumbai.

 

 4. Canada

 

 No 4 is Canada, with 1,717 views and the state of Ontario leading the way with 854 views. 

5. Australia

 

 Australia is at no.5 with 1,261 views and Victoria ranks first with 441 views. 

 6. The Netherlands

The Netherlands has 956 views with 214 views from Noord Holland in first place. After the first five states, the US, UK, India, Canada and Australia, the Netherlands is the first country which does not have English as an official language as India has English as an official language and probably more people can speak English (to varying degrees) in India than even the US.

Amsterdam in Noord Holland, in the Netherlands.

 Image source, photograph by Hossein Mahboubi. 

 7. Italy

 

 No. 7 and the first major country where English is not spoken widely is Italy, as even the Netherlands (Holland) has English spoken widely through out the country and the Dutch are historically, racially and lingusistically related to the English. The English made a Dutchman, William of Orange, their King a few centuries ago and Dutch is the closest major language to English . The Italian province of Lombardy is in first place in terms of Italian visitors with 167 views out of 747 Italian views. 

 8. Germany

 

 Germany has 734 views and the area with my most German visitors is the “Lander” (state) of North-Rhine Westphalia the largest state in Germany in terms of population.

 

Image source. 

 9. Brazil

 

After Italy, Brazil is the second country in my top ten where English is not widely spoken (English is spoken very well by nearly every educated German) and has 680 views with 242 of them from Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo at dusk.

 Image source. Now I have gained over 50,000 views which may seem impressive to some but when you consider that for example other websites for instance get 3,000 views a day it would only take them 17 days to get what I have achieved in around 2 years. However, nevertheless, it is still an achievement. If I have done it once, I can do it again and I intend to repeat it. However I don’t plan to repeat it once but twenty times so that I will get a million views to my blog (presently on this url ultimately to be transferred to http://jewelleryica.com). Target; 1 million views. Can I do it? Yes, I can. I have the capability and it is impossible providing I work hard and blog consistently and produce quality. 50,000 views is 20 times of 2,500 views and I reached 2,500 views 7 months after I first started blogging. Since that time I have duplicated this 2,500 views 2o times over and I can repeat the same process with my new amount of 50,000 views. By the way here is my proof that I have indeed achieved over 50,000 views on my blog:

 

 Thank you for reading and have a great day. – Jahan Choudhry

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