Just Another Ordinary Day has gone global! Seriously. In the last year, my blog has received hits from folks in the United States (of course), the U.K., Canada, Italy, the Philippines, India, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Malaysia, France, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Pakistan, Taiwan, Ireland, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Japan, Spain, Serbia, Finland, Mexico, Sweden, Tunisia, New Zealand, Turkey, Ukraine, South Africa, Egypt, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Belgium, Aruba, Norway, Thailand, Israel, Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Guam, Bulgaria, Korea, Greece, Croatia, British Virgin Islands, Nigeria, Romania, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Suriname, Slovakia, Saint Lucia, Chile, Iraq, Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Sri Lanka, Albania, Swaziland, Kenya, China, Moldova, Ethiopia, Georgia, Barbados, Saudi Arabia, Brunei Darussalam, Qatar, Jamaica, Uganda, Morocco, Latvia, Federated States of Micronesia, Portugal, Viet Nam, and Djibouti.
Phew. I’m not bragging, but that’s 84 countries, which is only four less than the number of countries represented at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Pretty impressive for just another ordinary housewife blogging in Atlanta, Georgia, especially considering I can’t even get my own kids to read my posts.
My web hosting service provides all sorts of interesting statistics. The thing I find particularly intriguing is that the most popular post among 10,000 visitors from 84 countries last year was What Happens Between the Sheets, Stays Between the Sheets. If you haven’t done so already, take a few minutes to read it now or I promise none of this is going to make any sense.
In short, What Happens Between the Sheets, Stays Between the Sheets is the one in which I sheepishly confess to my propensity for passing gas in bed. I ultimately conclude that said obsession is the the secret to my happy marriage, a hypothesis supported by the following facts about farting: 1) it’s inherently funny and 2) everybody does it. Incidentally, I published What Happens Between the Sheets, Stays Between the Sheets back in 2010, so while I didn’t realize it at the time, farts clearly have staying power too.
Evidently nearly 10,000 folks from 84 countries agree with me, which makes me think I’m onto something big. I’ve given this quite a bit of thought and here’s my conclusion. Farting is universal, it transcends borders, it transcends cultures and it is quite possibly not only the secret to my happy marriage, but also the secret to world peace. Think what you like, but I say farts make the world go ’round and evidently 10,000 folks from 84 countries agree with me. Pretty impressive stuff, especially considering I’m just another ordinary housewife blogging in Atlanta, Georgia.
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