12 May 2009

The World According To Mom: Update 12

This has been a fun ride. The global mom meme that Catherine Connors started and Global Voices Online covered in 5 languages now has 288 posts from bloggers from or in 44 countries representing 8 languages.

It's also gotten to the point where it's difficult to track. I'm convinced I haven't been able to find every post. About a third of the posts I've found don't link to Catherine or leave a comment, they just take a tag and sometimes pass it on. That's obviously fine - after all, I'm not the meme police - it's just logistically cumbersome to manually search for trackbacks and links over dozens of countries in my spare time.

I'm not suggesting this project is over by any means - I'm just hoping some others will step in and take it to the next level. We easily surpassed one of our goals - 80 bloggers - and we're more than half-way to reaching the much harder goal of 80 countries.

So in addition to listing the blogs who have joined since the last update, I'm going to provide a partial list of countries where I HAVEN'T found a post but think we could get one - in the hope that anyone reading this might know someone in that country and tag them. We only need 36 more to reach the goal. (The tags on the delicious page show where we've found countries.) If you send me a link or leave a comment at Catherine's post - I subscribe to the comments there - I'll add it to the delicious page. Remember, anyone and everyone is welcome to post, regardless of where you live.

The countries I could think of that haven't been represented include: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Greenland, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Leichtenstein, Liberia, Malta, Madagascar, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zaire, Zimbabwe.

That's more than 60. And I left out a lot.

Additions since the last update:

Singapore: APPYAYAN
USA: Little Miss Emalyn, Thrift Store Mama, End of a Long Day, Illuminate Everyday, Gravity Check, Taking the Scenic Route to Joy
Germany: Our Feet Are The Same
Pakistan: No.1 Mouse Place
India: Ageless Bonding
South Africa: Twaddle & Twak, Food & Family
Mexico: Carmeliux sin limites
Australia: Comfort Food

Thanks again to everyone who participated, to Catherine, and to Amira & Solana at Global Voices. Let's see where it goes from here. As always, leave a comment/email to let us know you're in.


pajama mom said...

i'm in. :)

pittsburgh, pa, usa


great idea!
pajama mom

richajn said...

Hi David,

2 more Mom blogs to add to ur list.



Medela backpack said...

This is so good of a post, i just loved reading it, keep posts like this coming!