Ready for a Comment Contest? No?

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New Caledonia’s flag

I was all ready to announce a new comment contest today. We had just reached 78,500 comments, and I thought someone posting No. 80,000 would deserve a prize.

Then I noticed there’s only one comment here today.

Ah! But we’ve got three views from New Caledonia! That’s got to count for something! I mean, is that hyper-cool, or what? New Caledonia! I just barely know where that is. The Internet really does reach all around the world. Which does not explain why I don’t have any views from Liechtenstein or San Marino yet.

Sometimes blogging is like collecting foreign stamps or coins. I’m old enough to find it exotic. When I was a teenager, globetrotting would make you locally famous. My aunts used to do it. And they’d bring back stamps and coins that I would contemplate with awe. Believe me, people just weren’t traveling so much, back then.

I’d love to know who it is in New Caledonia who’s reading this blog today. Give us a shout-out if you’re still there!

(It’s in the South Pacific, by the way, some 750 miles from Australia.)

7 comments on “Ready for a Comment Contest? No?

  1. I’m not much of a geographer, so a lot of times I have to look at a map if I’m really interested to find something. I, unlike most people, hate travelling. As a kid, I had to do quite a bit of it, and I hated it then, too. You still have to eat every day, find clothes to put on, a place to sleep- all that stuff, but with a lot more inconvenience. Where’s the fun in that?

    1. My aunts once got stranded at some Black Cat Cafe in Uganda, where there was no place for them to eat without competing with the bugs for the food. That sort of thing doesn’t appear to everybody.

  2. Lee, just yesterday I spotted the comments number and thought, “This would be a great time to start a new comments contest.” Two great minds with but a single thought — between them. 😛

    I haven’t been commenting as much as usual because I’m having a hard time keeping up with my inbox, as well as with Iggy, who’s having one of his bad spells. But I try to read every post, even though I can’t participate as much. (Can’t take the time to listen to most of the hymns, though.) It’s really been a never-ending hamster wheel here lately.

    1. I know how that feels. I reckon I have a month and a half in which to finish writing my book; but meanwhile the show must go on–here, there, and everywhere. I need a spare me.

  3. So many comments you got. Wished collecting stamps and coins were still a thing. Neat to see people from exotic places that visits your blog!

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