You’ve Never Seen the Adirondack Tennis Blog?


People in countries throughout the world have seen the Adirondack Tennis Blog (okay so most countries it’s not too many people, maybe one or two, but still people in a lot of different countries have seen the blog).  So in how many different countries has someone clicked on the Adirondack Tennis Blog at least once? Well since February 25th of this year – when WordPress started keeping track, we have been visited by people who, at the time they clicked on us – were located in 120 different countries.  Are there any countries where people have not clicked on the Adirondack Tennis site? Sure.  As far as I can tell there is no tennis in Greenland and I know that noone in Greenland has ever visited our site.  Also, no one from Mainland China or North Korea have visited our site – no surprises there, the language is different and the internet isn’t exactly open in those countries, although that comment probably will guarantee that this posting never makes it to China or North Korea either.  Hopefully, something we write in the future, will touch people in those countries too. China and Greenland are, by far, the largest land mass countries we have never touched with the blog with China, of course, being the largest by population too.

Bolivia is another country where no one has ever clicked through, but we did do an article that would be of interest there.  Former Cobleskill standout Mauricio Ballivan went on to a great college career at Drake.  Mauricio was an exchange student from Bolivia (see link to article below).  Likewise, no one in neighboring Paraguay has ever clicked through to the blog either.

When I first started researching this article I was going to write about how no one in Nicaragua or El Salvador have ever visited the site but since then we have had 5 hits from El Salvador.  Still, Central America is not a strong area for Adirondack Tennis readership.  Come on Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Panama – we need you.

So how about The Continent.  We seem to have every major country accounted for but then again, there are a lot of English speaking tennis players in just about every country there.

All and all, this has been an interesting journey for me.  I never imagined the blog would be read, or at least clicked on, by people in 120 different countries and I admit it – I had never heard of Macao before (more on Macao below).   To say that this shows that tennis is an international game is redundant, but there it is, I said it again and it’s more true than ever.  Thanx for reading the blog.  Feel free to contribute ideas and even articles to it.

Mauricia Ballivan article

Macau (Chinese: 澳門), also spelled Macao (play /məˈk/), is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong-Kong which is to the east, bordering Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.[6]

The territory’s economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing.  The history of Macau is traced back to the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC)

Macau (Wikipedia) – CLICK HERE
From infoplease.com – Population is 453,125 and the area of Macao is 10 square miles (to put that in local perspective the City of Troy is 11 square miles, but .6 square miles is water so the land mass of Troy is just about the same as that of Macao).  The population of Albany County (304,204) plus Rensselaer County (163,129) is roughly equivalent to the population of Macao.  The density of 18,168 people per square mile means that approximately 3 1/2 times as many people live in a square mile of land in Macao than live in Albany County although to be fair the populate areas of Albany are probably closer to 1/2 as crowded since the City limits include a fair amount of Retail, Commercial and Government use area’s that are not populated.

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