Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year, World!

In less than a year, this dorky blogger has somehow managed to attract thousands of visitors from dozens of countries to Pencil in Paradise. What the? However you've stumbled upon Paradise--via Google, eCoronado,,,, Google news, the National Book FoundationOprah (just kidding), Blogger, various social media outlets, or elsewhere (maybe you're my friend and you feel obligated)--I thank you for penciling in paradise.


New year hugs to Pencil in Paradise readers in the following countries (in no particular order--you're all my favorites):
  1. Australia
  2. United States
  3. South Africa
  4. Dominican Republic
  5. Turkmenistan
  6. Venezuela
  7. Thailand
  8. Montenegro
  9. Ecuador
  10. United Kingdom
  11. Brazil
  12. Philippines
  13. Belgium
  14. Russia
  15. Israel
  16. Japan
  17. Germany
  18. Canada
  19. France
  20. South Korea
  21. Luxembourg
  22. Czech Republic
  23. Mexico
  24. Switzerland
  25. Fiji
  26. Denmark
  27. Sweden
  28. Egypt
  29. Pakistan
  30. Netherlands
  31. Romania
  32. Austria
  33. Hong Kong
  34. Nepal
  35. Taiwan
  36. Estonia
  37. Italy
  38. India
  39. Vietnam
Thank you, friends, and have a festive and healthy new year. I hope you'll meet me on the coast again in 2011. I happen to like your company very much.

Kayaks on the Coast--Happy New Year!
(Awesomely amateur photo credit: Carrie Keyes)

*Statistics complied via Google Analytics and Blogger.
*Hey world! Visit Coronado and San Diego in 2011!
*YouTube song of the week is this hauntingly beautiful version of Auld Lang Syne.

(Carrie Keyes is the world renown (ha ha) author of the blog Pencil in Paradise at You can also find Carrie's work featured on and Find Paradise on Facebook (search Pencil in Paradise) and on Twitter (@CarrieKeyes).

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