Once again, I was absolutely floored by the results of the 2007 Lost… and Gone Forever Census. I suppose since I was racking up like 1,000 hits a day, I should have assumed there were people from all over the place checking the Blog – but it still boggles my mind how an Email chain I sent to a few co-workers somehow ended up as some International Lost Hub.
Tallying up the votes (and if you didn’t post, you have no one to blame but yourself), it looks like two-thirds of all readers are American, which is to be expected. Here are some more fun facts:
34 of the 50 states were represented. Those states that don’t currently read the Blog (aka “Jerk States”)?
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
If you have friends from one of these states, spread the word. Having all 50 states represented next year might be a good way to bridge together the ever-increasing gap between the “red” and “blue” states in America. I’m just here to make the country a happy place!
As for our International Friends, there were a whopping 22 countries spoken for, a lot of which I know don’t have English as their official language. So either people are visiting just to look at the pretty pictures… or this just further proves that non-Americans are really smart, and know multiple languages fluently. We should all be jealous.
The most popular countries?
- United Kingdom
UK and Germany make sense, since I visited both regions in April, spreading Lost… and Gone Forever propaganda… but Portugal is quite a surprising entry. Good work Portugalians!
Lastly, for those who didn’t venture through to the Message Board or wade through the Comments section, Drudo made this sweet interactive map thingy, where you can see a dot representation of how Lost… and Gone Forever is spreading around the world like a plague:
Thanks to all that participated!