An American blogger?

I have to say ‘Hat’s Off’, to my American readers. For the fifth month in a row, views from America far exceed views from the UK, and anywhere else for that matter. I have no idea why Americans find my blog more interesting than British or European readers. I do not need to delve into these stats any further, as I am more than happy with my readership, wherever it comes from.

Perhaps my combination of nostalgia and English village life appeals to those who have never experienced it. Who knows? It might be the fictional stories, the photos of Beetley, or the reminiscences of the past. Whatever the reason, American views exceed any others by four to one, at the least.

I am beginning to feel like an American blogger. Come on Europe, where are you?

My thanks to everyone for the views and comments. Best wishes, Pete.

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33 thoughts on “An American blogger?

  1. Pete, I think your lovely writing style has a lot to do with it, and of course Americans are fascinated by the Royal Family.. I know all of my friends back home across the border from Canada here are soaking up the new babies born into the Royal Family.. There’s just something special about where you live and grew up.. I adore when you speak of your childhood, growing up and into adulthood.. Your short stories are fabulous too and love the different wordings you use between the paragraphs.. Your blog to put in a simple way would be to say, “It’s delightful…”

    Keep up the good work and always looking forward to each and every post you make..

    Take care, Laura ….

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    1. I have never understood the fascination with the Royals. I detest them, and everything that they stand for.
      But as for the rest, I can only say a big ‘Thank You’. You are far too kind, but I gratefully accept your lovely comments.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. To be honest, being not from there I would probably feel the same way if I were born there.. I think Princess Diana holds the hearts of many over here and in the States… Such a beautiful woman inside and out… What do you think of her 2 sons?

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        1. I had no time for Diana, of for her sons, or any of the Royals and Aristocracy. I think it is outdated and laughable in the 21st century to have a Monarchy, to which we are ‘subject’. Then again, Laura, I am very much in the minority. Most people, young or old, look on them with adoration, as if they are TV celebrities or film stars. My own antagonism toward them causes me to have arguments with people about the issue, so I usually keep quiet, except on my other blog!
          Check these out.
          https://redflagflying.wordpress.com/?s=cuckoo
          https://redflagflying.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/a-matter-of-no-consequence/
          Best wishes, Pete.

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          1. Pete, you won’t ever get any arguments on my end, because I love hearing both sides of a story.. Usually, I’m enlightened by the other sides opinions. I look forward to reading your posts on your other blog as well.. Thanking you kindly for the links as always.. It’s never to late to find added information that I was not aware of and I think I can understand your views on this subject… Take care, Laura πŸ™‚

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  2. Also flying the Brit flag πŸ™‚ I cant find the which country bit on my stats anymore, it’s been so long since I looked at stats its all changed! Anyway I have quite an eclectic bunch of serial commenters, 4 Americans, 2 Canadians, 2 Brits, 1 from Peru, a Kiwi and an Ozzy. I seem to have followers (such as they are) from all over the world, but rarely hear anything from them. Dunno why they bother really but maybe they just like my pictures haha.

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  3. I suspect population size has a lot to do with it. But, yes, there is also the being English. In my experience, Americans are apt to refer to our little country as ‘quaint’, whilst thoroughly enjoying ‘quaint’. It’s like not being able to make up their minds whether to celebrate Independence Day or the birth of a royal baby. There’s a wistfulness there. If we hadn’t tried to get them to pay for our protection, they’d probably still be with us. But pay tax?!!! Perhaps it’s not surprising that that was one step too far πŸ˜‰

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  4. Happy we can oblige you. Perhaps we Americans have a soft spot for the British empire we left long ago. Anyway, thanks for continuing to post great stories and giving us a taste of life in the English countryside!

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    1. Given their population size, Jude, I suppose that’s inevitable. I think that they also tend to be quite interested in the UK, especially if they have any family connections here. x

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  5. Pete, you live such a different lifestyle that it intrigues Americansβ€”at least those who live in the big cities. And, for me personally, the likes of Norfolk is such a far cry from the Mojave Desert that it’s a refreshing change of environment. Of course, you also write very well, and touch upon a host of interesting subjects. But that should appeal to anyone, anywhere. One cannot discount the fact that many Americans have family ties to the British Isles, and that notwithstanding this connection your part of the world is still “foreign” and therefore inherently interesting. That makes for a double whammy. Or maybe we Americans simply have a soft spot for Shar-Peis….

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  6. I can’t think of one American who would turn down the opportunity to visit the UK. To my ears, you sound charmingly polite and sweet. Your local stomps may seem tame to you, but it’s an exciting foreign locale to me. πŸ™‚

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