Some things my statistics tell me about you…

You visited Choosing Voluntary Simplicity from 166 countries all over the world… from Riga, Latvia to Chisinau, Moldova to Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reykjavik, Iceland to Pretoria, South Africa. Most of you came from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, France, Bahamas, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Germany, Azerbaidjan, Spain, Ukraine, India, Philippines, Hong Kong, Poland and Singapore.

56.5% of you are using Microsoft Windows, 26.1% are using a Macintosh, 4.9% are using Linux… and 34.6% of you are using a mobile device.

15.8% of you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, 15.8% are using Firefox, 16% are using Safari, and 29.2% are using Google Chrome.

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Referrals included the Discovery Channel, Wikipedia, the Christian Science Monitor, a British morning television show and other TV station web sites across the United States, library, school, and church web sites, a steadily increasing number of U.S. and international personal blogs… as well as many simplicity, frugal living, gardening and nature web sites.

You are much more likely to write to me via my contact form than you are to make a comment for publication on the blog. Each day I receive at least three or four times as many personal messages as comments… but whatever method you use, I very much enjoy the opportunity to “meet” each of you.

To everyone who comes back here day after day… a sincere thank you… and to everyone who is visiting here for the first time… a very warm welcome!

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I haven’t been reading your blog for that long but I’m very glad I found you. Interesting stuff here!!


Great post — very interesting to see all that info about who reads the blog. I found your blog almost a month ago and now I check here first every morning. Keep up the great work.

Lee T.

I’m an American citizen living in Japan for the last 3 years. I’m originally from New England and your blog is like a letter from home. My sincere thanks for all your hard work and this wonderful resource.


Great job!!! I live in India and your blog is in my “Daily” folder of favorite sites I check everyday…


I am enjoying this blog very much as well – last year at this time I started on a personal mission to de-clutter the house, and after experiencing how much more clarity and peace it brought, I started to de-clutter other areas of my life. And pushed me to start working on our financial situation as well…as well as emphasizing what’s really important in life. We have pared back expenditures and rarely eat out, etc. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement!


I just discovered this blog about an hour ago and I can’t stop reading. It came at the perfect time in my life. I am in the beginning process of simplifiying my life, de-cluttering my home and trying to make the most of everyday. Thank you. I will be back!


Hi I came across this blog today. Forget facebook! You are my new daily routine on the internet. You have a wealth of information on here and inspire me to simplify.

I have a plaque on my bedroom wall which reads:
A peaceful heart finds joy in all of life’s simple pleasures

Thank you so much for writing this blog!


Interesting info. I am somewhat new to your blog (3 months?) and enjoy it very much. I live in Manhattan, NYC and even “city folk” have an interest in living more purposefully. I am a 33 year old woman who has chosen to be a stay-at-home mom and just enjoy what really matters to me in life at my own pace. Keep up the inspiring work! I’m glad to see the “movement” is gaining popularity.


I just quit a good paying job a couple of months ago and like you I have always been a simple life advocate. It’s tough leaving the security of the full time job and go without a clear plan of whats next. I think I am going to favorite this site today in hopes that you keep inspiring me. I just stumbled upon your blog by chance today and I like it. I am looking to the right and seeing a lot of Post titles I have to read to see what you think and if they are somthing that will help me deal with my new life


Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and have it on my landing page.
I had a suspicion that I had a wheat intolerance but it didn’t quite fit, then I read about your soy intolerance and it all fell into place. Avoiding soy has transformed all my niggling symptoms and I have lost loads of inches round my middle, but not much weight which is interesting.
So of course I follow your blog and coincidentally was trying to simplify my life. Everything about your blog seems relevant to my life, so keep posting and I will keep reading and learning.
I am a 50 something, married mum (mom lol.) of 2, living near Manchester in the UK