2012 in review – still not buying Chinese stuff

IMG_2490Dear wonderful readers,

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.  Pretty interesting read for me.  Apparently people from over 53 countries have read this blog… which is simply ridiculous.

A little update before the report.  It is 2013.  I originally began this blog as a New Year’s resolution for 2012 to document my year of not buying things that were made in China.  And while I did write a few posts, I largely fell off the blogging bandwagon, even though I went so far as to go to China to do a bit of research.  My last post was in late July, which is pretty sad.

That said, I want you all to know two things.   First, I continued my China boycott right until the end of the year.  I didn’t give in.  There were one or two Chinese things that I  purchased accidentally, but otherwise, I was true to my goal.  In fact, I have found living without Chinese goods to be fairly easy if one is careful.  I even plan on continuing a boycott of sorts.  And second, I have continued writing blog posts.  I have a number of half-completed documents strewn about my desktop.  My New Year’s resolution for this year is to get these finished and get them out to you, especially the ones about my trip to China.  It was marvelous, I learned a lot, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

That is all for now.  Happy New Year!  Enjoy the report below.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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2 thoughts on “2012 in review – still not buying Chinese stuff

  1. nabla says:

    I too am trying to not purchase goods from china. My motive is I do not want to contribute to chinese spending on military goods which goes to forced occupation of Tibet and the recent maritime aggression towards the surrounding countries: Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan etc. The electronics is the hardest as all TVs, computers, and parts are MIC…so i have resorted to buying these units as returns, b-stock, or used. Good luck!

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