Sunday, December 26, 2010
It's A Small World After All...
No, I'm not in Disneyworld. Although we did go there one year on Boxing Day and stayed for a week, which was an experience. Interesting, fun, but crowded.
So how was your Christmas? I'm currently stretched out on the couch in front of a roaring fire, still digesting turkey, stuffing, cassava pie and Christmas pudding. Yes, that was yesterday. I ate a lot.
The wind is howling and we have more rain on the way. I suppose I should be grateful it's not snow.
Who's getting hit with that blizzard on the east coast?
Since we're coming into the new year, I suppose I really should wax poetic about new year's resolutions and the like...but I don't feel up to it. I mean, eventually at some point this week I may make mention of the fact that we have a new year approaching, but tonight I'm really fascinated by a new feature I put on my blog a while back.
If you scroll down a bit, look for the spinning globe.
It's my latest obsession. I mean really, how cool is it that I can see exactly where everyone in the world who happens to click on my blog is from? It's amazing! I'm even seeing places on there that I didn't know existed, let alone had internet. I really wish everyone who visited would leave a comment though - then I'd really learn more about the places you're coming from. But I've really enjoyed watching all those little red dots come up on the globe - if you click on the button on it, you can expand it to a still and that's where you can hover over all the dots and it gives you everyone's locations.
I love how the internet has connected us all - when I look at this image, I gain a better understanding of what global community really means. And as I get to know people through blogging, I find that we're not so different after all. There's a thing called the law of seven - have you heard of it? It's something like one in seven people will somehow be connected through someone else - I think. I've found it to be true many times. Sometimes it's crazy just how small the world is.
So here's my request - if you've happened onto my blog, tell me who you are and where you're from. You don't need to give me your precise address, don't worry, I won't come knocking on your door asking for money.
I'm just curious.
I like to know who I'm talking to.
So my door's open. Come on in. Let's chat.
Posted by Catherine West at 4:14 PM