I don't give a great deal of credence to the stats you get via the Internet but I do still check them now and again just for the hell of it. The wee graph above shows you the state of play at the moment. Notice something odd? Three percent of the visits are from the Philippines. For a wee country that's a lot of visits. That's 100 visits a month. And I suspect it's primarily down to one not exactly uninspiring woman, Jena Isle.
Those of you who are a part of the Entrecard community will have probably come across her since she runs not one but 10 blogs:
- Jena Isle's Random Thoughts
- Jena Isle's MIxed Bag Freebies
- Gewgaw Writings
- The Clamor of Kalinga
- Random Thoughts
- Working Abroad
- The Little Children
- Clinical Chemistry Reviewer
- A Campaign For Eradicating Violence In TV Programs
- Clin Chem Explorer
as well as contributing articles to other sites such as Helium, HealthMad, Quazen, Socyberty, Associated Content, Triond and Bizcovering and I gave up looking after that. She also finds time to add in her tuppenceworth (or whatever the Philippine equivalent to that might be) to loads of sites – I'm always running across her name. Plus she has a full time job which she describes simply as "demanding". When does this woman sleep?
On top of all that I've now found out that she's intending to bring out a book although for once she's not doing all the work herself. This is what she has to say about her project:
Books are treasure troves.
Almost all successful and famous persons I know have been "wide readers".
I have always wanted to share inspiring stories with readers.
It is a dream I know I have to fulfil in this lifetime, or I'll never rest in peace in the other realm.
This book project I will be embarking on would be entitled: "Inspirational Thoughts and Stories from Bloggers All Over the World."
She wrote to me and asked if I'd like to contribute. At first I was reticent and needed a bit of persuasion. It's not that I didn't think the project was worthwhile, I simply wasn't sure if I could contribute anything worthwhile. Still, she pestered me a little and I finally gave it a crack. You can see how well I managed on her website here. I'm afraid I took the easy option and decided to take inspiration itself as my theme.
If there're any of you out there who fancy offering a contribution then here's the link where she explains what the conditions are.