GOT MY FIRST CHINESE READER!
I’ve been asking bloggers about where their viewers originate recently and although between us we’ve had folk from most of the world stop by, none had seen anyone from China.
“They’re no doubt blocking their citizens…” we mumbled to each other. “Same as with Facebook,” my erudite Pink mate suggested and I assumed he was right without checking.
But this week I had my first person from the world’s most populous nation come to this blog.
And it set me thinking: who writes about Chinese issues? I certainly haven’t, and to be fair I don’t go to Chinese sites. So why should they come to me? I’ve always followed US people, politics and news because it affects all the world. Well now I’m going to read more and learn more about Chinese culture because pretty soon they’ll be vying with the US for top dog status.
So bloggers, why not consider how to attract folks from other cultures and language groups? English speakers are very fortunate in that much of the world has to learn our native tongue – perhaps we should show more respect to them and write something of interest to other cultures more often 🙂