The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I was going to say that reading your site in Red China sounds like a good way to wind up in prison.
Which means you're doing something right :)
The search words of "crave coeur post office" caught my eye. Perhaps he meant "Creve Coeur Post Office"?
Creve Coeur is one of a great many municipalities in the St. Louis area, where I lived for way too many years. Why would he be searching for a Post Office there?
From my personal experience, sometimes I remember only some keywords about info I want to retrieve, and thus end up using weird search strings.
I always hope in a viral spreading of the ideas of liberty around the world (we need more of that in Europe too), but it seems to be a hard struggle - especially among Arabs/Muslims.
The Chinese I've known adapt pretty rapidly instead.
"Nice to know that TSM has a small, but international audience."
Small? With 600,000+ visitors?
I haven't made 600 yet, and I always thought the English were the masters of the understatement.
It's not 600,000+ visitors. It's the same 3-400 over and over and over again, with a couple hundred-thousand once-only's.
A repeat audience of 3-400 isn't exactly Newsweak's circulation.
That's a fair point, but 3-4000 repeat visitors is still very good.
It might not be amongst the top ranking sites by numbers (but I really don't know), but I find your writing and argument to be excellent quality. I think though that in general (and it's a pity) the average reader isn't too bothered about such writing.
Also remember you are writing on your own and writing part-time and whilst this doesn't detract from the quality, it does mean you might not offer a range of differing articles in a day to attract different types of reader.
Anyway I still think it's good going.
Hey, maybe you should get a translator so you can give the homeys in China a "shout out!" in their native tongue.
Considering how badly translation engines handle closely related languages, I'm guessing that all you did was confusing the poor fellow :)
Regards from Iceland, where reading TSM is still legal...
Greetings to Iceland, where I'm really glad you grok English and don't have to depend on Babelfish!
I travel to China often, and that's kind of interesting, since the entire Blogspot domain is banned in China. I wonder how he did that?
Apparently if it's translated by Google, it doesn't count as a Blogspot hit, best I can figure.
I wonder if that shows a chink in the armor. After all, they have that special Google over there now, so if the special Google can even return a hit on a banned domain (also owned by Google)there's something not right.