The first thing I must say is that this post is about hubris, mine of course since it’s my blog.
I’m really proud of the fact that over the past few years that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve attracted readers from all over the world. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’ve had readers from every continent (except Antartica, that I know of…) drop in at some point and read something from this blog.
As you can imagine, the U.S. and Canada represent my most frequent readers, but I have a lot of readers in Northern Europe from countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden … and a few from Iceland and Norway too.
But what about Greenland? Nada!
The nice folks at WordPress light up a map on a report I can pull up with all the lovely reader tallies from each country, and depending on the number of people who have viewed the blog the country color goes from white (no readers) to deep red (lots of readers.)
Greenland looks like a field of pristine snow on my color map … all white.
But in all fairness, how many times have I written about Greenland on this blog? Until today, zero times. And it’s highly unfair of me to expect the fine people of Greenland to come to this blog and spend their well earned leisure time (you know, after they shovel the sidewalk in front of their house in the dark for the two hundredth time, and feed their sled dogs) reading about me complaining how we’ve gotten “a lot of snow in New York City” this year and “how cold” it is here.
Yeah, boo hoo they must all be saying way up north. We have parts of our place that are above the Arctic Circle, so don’t talk to us about cold, they might sniff at me. I wouldn’t blame them one bit.
And so it was that I started searching around online for news about Greenland, and I found (no, I’m not kidding) GreenlandToday.com.
You want pictures of icebergs and polar bears? They got ’em!
This big boy looks fierce!
You want to know which Greenland based designers showed their wares at the Copenhagen Fashion Week and were well received? It’s in there!
Great Greenland designs at Copenhagen Fashion Week
And what blog post about Greenland would be complete without an image of the Northern Lights? Right!
Northern Lights over Greenland
In short, this post is my shameless appeal to the lovely people of Greenland to come on over and visit this blog … and maybe comment too, if they want to.
Since there are only about 57,000 people living in the country, which is about 20% of the city where I live (Jersey City has at least 250,o00 people) I know I’m appealing to a limited audience.
Still, I believe in the power of the internet and global communications.
Come on folks, let’s make it happen.
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