Where In The World Are You, Readers? [INTERACTIVE PROJECT]

10 Jul


Hello. I’m Chris.

I live with severe depression and in September of 2014 I unsuccessfully hanged myself – my friends saved me. 

I’m also a history/geography nut.Picture of Chris, the blogger of surviving the specter.

I’ve seen some pretty interesting locations showing up in the stats portion of surviving the specter, and am interested to know where visitors are viewing from. If you would kindly let me know where you are from and what drew you to the site, I would appreciate your thoughts.

Please feel free to include any other comments or even ideas for future posts.

If you’re interested in being a guest blogger, check out the guest blogging tab and email me your work – I’d love to read what you have.

As always, thank you for taking your time to help with this project and may you find peace through your valley, my friend.

Whether you’re a follower or you just stopped in to see this cool image, would you go ahead and let us know where you live in the Comments section?

Inquiring minds want to know!


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47 responses to “Where In The World Are You, Readers? [INTERACTIVE PROJECT]

  1. williamcharlesbrock

    08/31/2015 at 21:26

    California, baby.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jasminehoneyadams

    07/20/2015 at 16:25

    I’m from the UK and I can’t remember what brought me here. I guess I was looking for inspiration and to try and understand my own situation better through the thoughts of others (and your blog is very helpful in that respect).
    Also I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award, it’s optional to post about it, but I wanted to celebrate the best blogs I’m currently reading. I’ve written about it here:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/20/2015 at 16:53

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, Jasmine’, as well as for the very kind and thoughtful words you wrote. I am SO very glad you were able to take some things away from my blog, and possibly share with others. It is so nice to hear that you found something hear and again, I am humbled by your words and graciousness. Thank you, dear friend X

      Now, as far as your nomination, THANK YOU, and I accept! Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on future posts.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. amyegardner1

    07/17/2015 at 16:11

    I live in New Hampshire and have just begun blogging about my journey and some of my own struggles. It is great to find people out there like you who are finding healing through their writing, as I am.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/17/2015 at 17:32

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, amy’. Glad you found your way to blogging. It helps me to synthesize and process all that I’ve been through, as well as pass it on to others who may feel alone. It’s been very rewarding. Thank you for joining me on my journey. X


  4. memeethemuse

    07/15/2015 at 21:18

    Chris, I am glad you were unsuccessful. You have so much wonderfulness abounding in these pages of yours. Thank you for following me back and, because you’ve asked, I am currently in Washington state but longing to move southward.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/15/2015 at 21:22

      Thank you for your caring thoughts, Memee. You are so welcome here and I am so glad that you are able to TAKE AWAY from what I’ve written. Please spread to others who may be pushing forward through their own valleys with little hope that it will get better. I am happy you are here to share the journey with me, my friend. X

      Liked by 1 person

  5. brightonbipolar

    07/15/2015 at 12:09

    You have a blog award! Check out my post ‘Thank You Everyone!’ for the details.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. abbiegrrl

    07/14/2015 at 19:04

    Born in Indiana, moving to Virginia at the end of the month. 🙂


  7. swtswtsue

    07/14/2015 at 01:19

    Hello, my dear! What a great question!

    I’m from Pennsylvania, (the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area) – around 3 hours from NYC and 2 from Philly. Unfortunately, my area continues to own up to the awful reputation it’s received over the past few years due to our devastatingly high increase in crime. We used to be afraid to travel to Philly. Now I think they’re afraid to travel here. It’s a real shame, but I’m hopeful that we’ll soon see some positive changes. And, thankfully, I live in a fairly safe area (for now, at least).

    I first stumbled upon your blog by completing a mental health search. At that time, however, I was in a rush and didn’t have a chance to give it a good look. But, to my surprise, I came across it once again while leaving a comment on our buddy Dan’s blog. And as you know, I’ll be forever grateful for that, my friend. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Cinnia

    07/13/2015 at 07:48

    Hi, I go by Cinnia and I hail from Philly. I’m pretty sure I found your blog after searching WP for mental health-focused blogs. I’m glad I did and I’m especially glad you are a survivor and so open about your own journey. It’s truly admirable.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/13/2015 at 11:05

      Thank you SO much for your kind words, Cinnia. Yes, my sister graduated from Temple. Beautiful city you live in. So much grand architecture and rich history. Thank you for visiting and following, my friend. X Chris

      Liked by 1 person

  9. twentyfirstcenturymomma

    07/13/2015 at 00:13

    Hey Chris! Greetings from Brunei Darussalam (a small country in the heart of borneo). I was inspired about your honesty on your blog. Not many people were able to come out of the shadows and admit their deepest, darkest secrets.
    But having good company and surround yourself with family and friends can help brighten up your day no matter how gloomy the weather is.

    Thanks for sharing your post. And this is my first time hearing about a guest blogger. Hihi. But would love to hear from the other guests bloggers on their inspirations, motivations and what keeps them up and going each and every day.

    Keep positive thoughts and lock up negative thoughts and energy. Throw away the key so that the shadows will not haunt you :p

    Cheers! And have a smashing day. Oeh yes, don’t forget to visit our blog toos at

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/13/2015 at 10:59

      Thank you so much for your comments and for visiting, 21stcenturymomma. I appreciate your kind thoughts and support and am glad you were able to take something away from surviving the specter. I am looking forward to perusing your blog as well:) X


  10. theartinpartyplanning

    07/11/2015 at 14:42

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Go Brewers! (I know – it’s not our best year!)


  11. brightonbipolar

    07/11/2015 at 09:48

    I’m Ember from Brighton UK! Sending love and light your way x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/11/2015 at 10:09

      Thank you, Ember! I love that you incorporated your location to your name, that’s great 🙂 Thank you for your comments, my friend X

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Ufuoma E-Ashogbon

    07/11/2015 at 03:54

    I’m from Nigeria. I linked your blog from a comment you made on another blog! I hope you’re enjoying your second chance 🙂 Have a great day!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/11/2015 at 09:10

      Thank you for your comments and interest, Ufuoma! I’m glad you’re here. Perhaps I could get you to write a guest post for surviving the specter in the near future? X Chris

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ufuoma E-Ashogbon

        07/11/2015 at 09:54

        I wouldn’t mind, but I haven’t actually gone so far as to try to take my life. I have had such thoughts though. I hope you’ve found purpose and meaning through your experience. God bless you.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Tessa

    07/11/2015 at 01:07

    I am Tessa and I come from Southern New Jersey. I probably found you on another blog and your posts caught my interest. Also a fellow unsuccessful suicide attempter.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. morgueticiaatoms

    07/10/2015 at 23:27

    Inquiring minds want to know, curiosity killed the cat, et all…
    Middle of nowhere, Illinois. Or Ickannoy, as I like to call it.
    Ya know…I’m not even sure how how I found your blog dude. I don’t generally interact with people so it had to have been because you left a comment on mine or I saw you comment on one of my fellow volatile femmes pages…
    No matter how. Just glad we connected! You’re awesome, my friend.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/11/2015 at 09:13

      Lol, I LOVE YOU, Niki!!! I am Sososososo glad to have been honored with your friendship and thoughts. Even though we are of some different schools of thought sometimes, the Lord has blessed me with your friendship – Real talk.

      Now, to get you hooked up on Google Chats for cryin’ out loud gurrrrrrfriend.


      Liked by 2 people

  15. gingersnap74

    07/10/2015 at 22:46

    Chris….you already know where I live. 20 minutes….or um 45 min away depending on how fast I drive. Lol!
    And glad to see you and Terri have met. I hope to see a guest blog from her soon. She’s an inspiration for sure!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Surviving the Specter

      07/11/2015 at 09:15

      Yes I do, Chelise! And I am so grateful the Lord has brought us together. I would not be alive if right now if it weren’t for you being there. (NOTE TO READERS: If you would like to read the post about the night Chelise saved my life, please see “My story”. And also read Chelise’s guest blog post under Guest Bloggers.)

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Amb

    07/10/2015 at 22:15

    Richmond, VA. I was drawn to your blog as your journey is very inspiring!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Ms. Ethel Duck

    07/10/2015 at 20:48

    Hi Chris! My name is Terri and I am in Sacramento, CA. I came across your blog when I typed in the tag codependent or codependency in the WP Reader. Your story touched my heart as I was on the verge of suicide at one time in my life. Thank you for sharing not only your struggles, but your hope and the encouragement you give to others! Blessings!

    Liked by 2 people


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