24 May 2010

7 out of 7 We made it to all of them!

With a visit from an island off the coast of Africa... we made it to all of the Continents!

Grand Beach Anse, Seychelles photo credit
Another goal met!  A red dot appeared on what looks like the archipelago of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa.  Since our Clustr map didn't list Seychelles, we had to guess.  Since there are no other islands in the area we feel pretty confident.  Now we want to plan a visit  -- it looks amazing, click here to read the Seychelles Nation Newspaper and get the basics from the BBC click here.

We had to guess about the red dot out in the Indian Ocean which prompted us to want to learn --directly from our readers-- where you are from.  So please tell us where you are from, click here!

Welcome SeychellesUkraineEstoniaLatviaBelgiumGreece
SingaporeThailandAlbania, and India.   Country Count: 31, State Count: 36, Continent Count: 7


  1. Honestly, I find this astounding!

    I am SO PROUD OF the BFW team! Woo-hoo!!! The name of this destination in Africa (albeit I may have the pronunciation all wrong...) reminds me of a favorite, silly tongue-twister from childhood...

    "She sells see shells, by the sea shore!" OR another "I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit!". My grandpa Kochis used to ask me to say this as fast as I could, and I always thought it was so sneaky & cute that he was instigating a potential swear word! tee-hee.

  2. whoopsie! a misspelling!! "She sells SEA shells".


  3. Congratulations! I am going to look more into the ClustrMap service that you are using. What a fascinating tool. Did you look into a few different online tracking services before choosing that particular one? I use statcounter.com for my site, and I've often wondered what else is out there.

  4. We did a TON of research on different tools for tracking data at Books for Walls. We wanted a counter that wouldn't leave cookies or sell information, etc, etc.

    When we found Clustr Maps we were giddy -it counts and shows where visitors log on! The map counts unique visitors each day: it counts you only once -even if you view 20 pages, rather than 20 hits like many counters do and it just reads users IP addresses, no cookies. We have another program running that counts hits --we are over 5,000 already! We paid for an upgrade that let us zoom in to get a closer look, so we can keep track of states.

    There are a few issues, a reader emailed and shared that her view didn't show up, Antarctica isn't on the map, and it doesn't update at the same time every day, but the fun and makes up for any problems!