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Who reads posts and comments on a Portland Oregon blog?

The weird thing about writing online is the reach.

From literally around the world, readers find blogs like boomerpdx.

They come in on a variety of devices, operating systems, and browsers.

It’s amazing how anyone finds anything in their own house, but finding a blog like this?

Needle in a haystack.

What do readers in China take from an opinion heavy blog with lifestyle elements?

What do readers in Mexico have in common with readers in South Africa?

All of them read the posts and comments. Your comments.

My invitation: If you have something good to say to Serbian and Egyptian readers, this is the place.

With the hard to take news about Russia and our American elections, what does an everyday Russian need to hear to feel better about us?

The hardass response is the usual, “Who cares about those people.”

But it’s not about caring, it’s about understanding. Think of the great Russian writers. Today’s Russian readers need more of that.

Readers in Sweden and Malaysia want some of that understanding too, but the temperature gap is so wide.

What do readers in Germany, Italy, and Japan have in common?

They all want more and they’ll find it.

Like a coach, if you don’t give the team a game plan, they won’t know what to do.

The Portland Oregon blog message to the United Kingdom, India, and China, not always the best of friends? Learn to cooperate better.

If things are going well in one relationship, try what seems to work on others.

Like being married and staying married, the more you give, the more you get. It just might not be what you expect.

This proves the Rolling Stones correct when Dr. Jagger advised us with, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime well you might find, you get what you need.”

Breaking down a humble Portland Oregon blog to a world audience

Most of you use Google Chrome followed by Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Frontier Communications of America, Inc. is the most popular network.

Over 50% read this blog on their desk top machine, with a third on a tablet.

For operating systems Windows leads, then iOS, Macintosh, and Android.

The most popular mobile device is the Apple iPhone, with the Apple iPad in second place.

Speak to the world from a Portland Oregon blog

The message is as simple and familiar as an old song because it is an old song.

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

When you hear about Oregon mountain sides, you’re hearing about real mountains, not some high ridge on up-lifted land like the Rockies.

The Cascades grow one mountain at a time, not a ridge line.

About sweet land of liberty? Oregon knows the taste.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.

You won’t go too far to find the Oregon woods and hills.

People come from around the world to walk in that peace.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Come to Oregon and you’ll start singing

Sometimes the words get mixed up, but the song is strong.

Our fathers’ God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom’s holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

Manifest Destiny was a driving force to Oregon

Clouded by their righteousness, pioneers took to the Oregon Trail for a better life.

And free land, which was a common understanding for everyone but the natives.

When the rest of North America, Australia, and New Zealand stop here, what are they looking for?

If it’s a taste of the real west, they’ve come to the right place.

About David Gillaspie


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