Here are some Ripples blog statistics:
- 78 Followers
- 330 Comments
- 120 Facebook Likes
- 10,203 Views on Posts
- 89 Countries with Readers (since February 2012)
I can’t believe how lucky we are. As a writer growing up, I never once thought that someday, someone in India would be reading my writing! When we started Ripples, we thought we’d get about 50 views, aiming for 100 as a stretch goal, which we topped (at 170) on our first day. Words cannot express how amazing it is to have the opportunity to learn from everyone. For instance, today one of our readers is from Macedonia. Thus, I learned where Macedonia is, what its flag looks like, and listened to the national anthem. Every day I’m reminded that the world is a lot bigger than my own corner of the globe, and this inspires me to live even more sustainably for the sake of not only the trees I can see, but all the trees I can’t see. It also inspires me to keep connected to others, as I just realized that our contacts in Costa Rica haven’t been reading Ripples since before February – so I need to see how they are doing, what’s new in their lives, and what I can learn from their perspectives on the world.
I could no sooner imagine living on our homestead and only talking to local neighbors, than I could imagine never talking to my grandmother in Pennsylvania. Our local neighbors live close by, and face-to-face conversations are great, but the world is interconnected and I want my communication to emulate that broader picture. I used to raise money for distant causes in distant countries I knew nothing about, and now, I am privileged to work directly with real people in those distant countries who are telling me directly what support they need. And they are supporting me, too. This is my hope for the world, in its dawning awareness of itself: what is in front of my face will be as important as the consequences it has which I cannot yet see.
|Republic of Korea||22|
|United Arab Emirates||4|
|Syrian Arab Republic||2|
|United Republic of Tanzania||1|