Blogging Time Differences.
Not long after I woke up this morning, I turned on the computer. As I did so, I thought about the many bloggers who would just be settling down for the night, or even welcoming tomorrow.
One of the interesting things about blogging (well it is to me) is to notice the time differences around the world. This is particularly noticeable if you follow a lot of international blogs, and have followers from many different parts of the world. I am happy to have the majority of my blogging friends from two countries, equally split between the USA, and Britain. But there are others in many European countries, the UAE, the Indian sub-continent, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and the Far East too.
When I start blogging fairly early in the morning here, (7-8 am) I get comments or replies from bloggers in The Philippines. For them, it is already the end of the same day. If someone pops up from the east coast of America, you can be sure that they are up late, as it will be around 1 am there. Many of the Europeans will have already left for work, (if they work) as most of them are one hour ahead of the UK, with parts of Russia some three hours ahead. Those from Australia and New Zealand are already a whole day in front, and probably fast asleep.
Later on, when I return from walking Ollie, the bulk of the American bloggers have arrived. From the mid-west, to the west coast and south-west, their time-zones have kicked in, and their day is just starting. After dinner, most of the British bloggers start to post or comment. Back from work, or a day out, they have probably eaten, and started to relax for the evening, finally getting round to checking the blogs they follow.
As I am thinking of closing down for the night, sometime around 11 pm, the American bloggers are in full swing, as they have finally got home too.
From waking to sleeping, blogging is a 24 hours a day possibility, and that makes it even more delightful to enjoy as a hobby.
Do you have any time-zone examples to share?
Please add them in the comments.
Best wishes to everyone, whatever time it is where you are.