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I used to hate statistics at school, but since I’ve been blogging I have grown to love my stats page. Today, Haikugirl’s Japan reached 100,000 all-time views, so I’m blogging today to say a big… THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog. Knowing that I have readers inspires me to keep writing. This blog … Continue reading

Challenge for 2011: Post A Week

I was browsing WordPress.com just now when I came across this interesting blog post: Challenge for 2011: Want to blog more often?. To be honest, I already blog quite a lot, I think, but I do like a challenge – especially a blog related one! The post suggests either signing up to WordPress’ “Post A … Continue reading

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how my blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj … Continue reading


So, I made my USTREAM debut today on YokosoNews’s live show. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch it here. It was really fun to be on the show, and I very much admire what Katz is doing with YokosoNews.  YokosoNews is a social media platform to exchange travel, lifestyle, culture, study and … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo – Mission Complete!

On July 3rd I set out on a mission: to post a blog every day for a month.  Why?  Because I joined up to a project called NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and it seemed like a good idea at the time!  😉  Actually, it was a good idea.  I’ve written a lot more than … Continue reading

Now offering email alerts…!

Yes, Haikugirl’s Japan is now offering email alerts! If you’d like to receive an email every time I post a new blog, just click on the following link: Subscribe to Haikugirl’s Japan by Email Happy subscribing!  😀