The blog’s been a bit a quite lately, as I’m just back from a week in the sun with the family, but for those of you who are interested, it’s going great guns. I’ve just had my best month ever, and it’s clicked over 100,000 total views… which I know is tiny in internet terms, but pretty impressive in my mind for a little hobby blog.
I’ve also had correspondence from all over the world, notably the US, Canada and South Africa, all of which is much appreciated. The blog is read pretty much globally, 139 countries at the last count, from Albania to the Uraguay. Which is nice. If you’ve ever though about getting in touch, with your Lambretta pics and stories please do, wherever you are in the world. That’s what it’s all about!
I find it amazing how countries around the world have adopted the scooter scene ethic… often with the same music and fashions as those originally found in the UK. I know the scooters are Italian, and the music is Jamaican, but the culture is pure British. Except it’s not. It’s GLOBAL. As this video from Bogota (that’s in Colombia, South America for all you geography dunderheeds). And I think it’s pure brilliant.
BTW, As well as Colombia, this blog has readers in Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. Most of South America in fact. So if you own, ride, or are just interested in Lambrettas and you live in Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Bolivia or Paraguay… please get in touch, send some pics, let me know what’s happening in your neck of the woods. There are a few places around the world untouched by the “Lambretta virus” but, as I’m finding out… not many!
Wow. Since moving my blog over from Posterous to WordPress I’ve been able to see a lot more data about who’s visiting, and where from. And it just goes to show that interest in Lambrettas is truly global. I kind of expected some readers from the UK and Italy, as well as Spain and the US… but it would be easier to say where the blog isn’t read! (Come on Africa, China and the Middle East – you’re letting the side down!) I got my first reader in Egypt yesterday, so I’ve got a little bit of a nibble into Africa…
So a big thank you to all my vistors. It makes this little personal project well worth while.
If you check out mylinks page you’ll see there are Lambretta Clubs in over 30 countries. If I’ve missed where you live, apologies, let me know and I’ll post a link.
EDIT: We’re past 50 Countries now… and going strong! FURTHER EDIT: Make that 60 Countries. From the Aland Islands to Uruguay!