Who Reads This Blog Anyway?

I’d like to think I’d keep writing blog articles even if no-one was reading them. But I’d also prefer not to test that theory. I like having readers, and I especially appreciate comments and feedback. But until now, I couldn’t tell my anonymous readers that I welcome their visit, and I couldn’t ask them any questions:

-Where do you come from?
-Why are you reading a Japan trip blog?
-Are you planning a trip to Japan?

Some visitors, I suspect I know already; others, I just don’t know them yet :). So dear reader, if you’re reading this, please add a brief comment and tell me who are and how you ended up here. I’d love to hear from you.


PS. I stole the idea for this page from The Japans.

11 Responses to Who Reads This Blog Anyway?

  1. Soon Kuan Chen says:


    I am from singapore and will be travelling to Niigate and Nagano from 2 to 14 April 2012. will be going to Kamikochi too. enjoyed reading your blog

    • finorgan says:

      Hi Soon Kuan,

      Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. Nagano is a fantastic prefecture with a lot to offer any visitor. I also recommend Tsumago (a fantastically preserved old wooden town) and Togakushi (beautiful mountain shrine & a fun ninja museum!).

      Enjoy your travels,


  2. Soon Kuan Chen says:

    Thanks Fionn for your recommendation.

    If Sachiko and you happen to come by Singapore, drop me an email. hope to show you around.

    Soon Kuan

  3. Susie Eichel says:

    I stumbled upon this place via angry gaijin in kyushu. Travel interests me, peoples stories and recollections interests me and ultimately Japan interests me. My husband has family there and one day we hope to visit them. And I am from California. Always in search of a good blog that captures attention as well as a blogger that interacts with their readers.

    • finorgan says:

      Hi Susie,

      Thanks for the visit and taking the time to leave a comment. Now is a really good time to visit Japan – because tourist numbers have fallen so low since the earthquake last year, any visitors who actually do travel are given a very warm welcome. You’ll also find that trains, accommodation, etc are less likely to be booked out. And if you have family to visit, you’ll experience a whole different level of welcome!


  4. Haruko-chan says:

    Hi Fionn,

    Of course you know me (digitally at least). I follow your blog because I am a fellow Japan fanatic and I always find your comments on my blog very interesting.

    It’s funny that you mention that you ‘stole’ the idea for this page from my blog. I actually also ‘stole’ it, from a blogger in China who became world famous after posting about a fake Apple Store: http://birdabroad.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/are-you-listening-steve-jobs/

    Here’s to recycling good ideas! And thanks for the link 🙂


    • finorgan says:


      Of course I know who you are, I even know what your real name is 🙂

      Thanks for the kind comment and for the fake Apple Store blog link. Blogs are such an excellent way to learn what’s happening out there in the world.

      I really enjoy your enthusiastic snapshots of Japan, even now that they’re dispatched from Belgium!

      Keep up the good work, fellow Japanophile 🙂

  5. Hello, Fionn.

    Well, I don’t remember how I got here. I am from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. I’m reading this because it seems interesting and yes, I am planning a trip to Japan.

    Take care.

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