Readers Put PlayGroundology on the Map

Back in February, WordPress introduced a ‘views by country’ feature. On a daily basis bloggers can check in and see where readers are located down to the country level. Yesterday, readers dropped in from the US, Canada, Turkey, Singapore, UK, Australia, Poland, Malaysia, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Chile and France.

The map captures cumulative readers since the feature was introduced. The grey shaded areas represent ‘readerless’ countries for PlayGroundology. I’m happy and somewhat surprised to see that the blog has attracted readers from all other countries shaded orange and red on the map.

I check in a few times every week to see readers’ origins tagged by their country’s flag. It’s pure exotica for me as I sit in our small study close to the shores of Halifax Harbour and wonder about the state of play in places for which I have little or no knowledge.

PlayGroundology has just passed the 200,000 page views mark. Thanks everyone for dropping in. If you like what you see, tell your friends, families and colleagues.

I’m always interested in story ideas, guest posts, photos, movies – just drop a line to

To paraphrase Mister Bob – One Love, One World, One Play….

Source: Association des ludothèques françaises. Illustrator: Éric Brossier


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