Friday, February 13, 2009

Poll 7 - Where Are You?

It’s been yonks since I had a poll.

Well, back in May 2008, Poll 6 enquired about how many regular readers of this blog there were out there. I’m quite interested in reader statistics, and now I would like to find out about your geographical distribution. So, if you self-describe as a regular reader of this blog then I would appreciate you participating in the current poll.

My website stat meter tells me the location of visitors to the blog, but most visitors are not regular readers.

I must apologise to those of you whose country is not specifically given as a poll option. Please take some comfort from the fact that my own country is not listed, and I would have to tick the “Elsewhere” box. The poll gadget just doesn’t allow for enough choices of answers. For those whose country is not listed please click the appropriate regional area, and if you want to be more specific than feel free to also leave a comment noting your country. Anyway, thanks for participating.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

C,mon UK - get away from model trains and start collecting mechanical pencils, a much cheaper hobby.

Anonymous said...

UK here. There are signs of mechanical pencils collecting is catching on.

Julia said...

I work in a university office for study abroad (we're the ones sending those annoying American students your way -- sorry 'bout that), and we gather together Australia and New Zealand into an "Oceania" region for the purposes of our statistics and gauging student interest. Is that at all a known description in your part of the world?

kiwi-d said...

Hi Julia
Oceania is a term us older folk from Oceania know, but maybe not younger folk. I don’t think it was ever common and is now quite uncommon. No question NZ is part of Oceania, but some Aussies might question their inclusion. For example people over on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia probably feel as much a part of Oceania as New Yorkers feel part of the Pacific community. These days our common terms would be ‘Australasia’ for Aus + NZ, and ‘South Pacific’ to add in the islands of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Hmmm, a bit inconsistent really, I’m suggesting Aus is part of the ‘South Pacific’ but not ‘Oceania’. I guess that’s the difference of a strict geographical definition versus common usage. Oceania tends to imply the islands, not a continent like Australia, and NZ is a bit borderline but since NZ is unquestionably part of Polynesia it is in Oceania. Well that’s my thoughts but others might have other ideas. The term ‘Pacific Islands’ would not normally include New Zealand even though it is part of Polynesia.
Since the American students I have met to date have been non-annoying, I’ll say thanks for arranging to send the annoying ones elsewhere :-)

Ricardo.R said...

Hello there,
I'm from Portugal.

Cheers,
Ricardo.

Dr. Iccapot said...

Hi, Italy here, just your antipode...

Germ said...

ya'll know where I am from.... but USA!!!!! MICHIGAN!!

MArtín said...

Well well well... I´m form Argentina!

despair said...

i'm from Italy as well

Henrik said...

Just for the fun of it: where should KIWIS then check? Asia or elsewhere?
regards Henrik

kiwi-d said...

We are relegated to the distant edges of "Elsewhere"

Lars Balle said...

Second Dane in the comments. We demand pour own category ;-)

kiwi-d said...

Lars Balle and Henrik - So, how about I change the poll to just three options:-
-Danmark
-Udgaard / Jotenheim
-Muspelheim

I figure I can vote for the last option.
Heil ock sæl

Fábio said...

Hello Dave

This is Fabio from Brazil, you have a great blog! Thanks for it.

Anonymous said...

US, Boston