Blog Contest: Guess the 100th Country!

Hi! Welcome to RayFowler.org and the “Guess the 100th Country” blog contest! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it costs you nothing to enter. While you are here, feel free to browse the Archives Page to get a feel for the site. If you enjoy your visit, be sure to bookmark the site or subscribe by email or feed reader so that you don’t miss any future posts.

The Contest:  Just for fun I have been keeping track of how many different countries have visited this site since I started blogging in March. Today I had two new countries pop up in the stats: Namibia (country #98) and Chile (country #99). So, I thought it would be fun to run a little contest: Guess the 100th country to visit my blog!

The Prize:  a $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate

The Rules:

  1. Respond with your best guess in the comments section.
  2. One guess allowed per person.
  3. The contest closes when the 100th country visits. (One exception: If you are the first visitor from a new country, and you are the first person to guess your country, then your guess will be allowed, and you will win!)
  4. When a visitor from the 100th country visits the blog, I will check the comments on this post to see who named that country first.
  5. I will notify the winner by email and post the winning entry on the blog. (If no one guesses the right country, then no one wins. 🙁 )

The Tips:

  1. Be sure to visit the Stats page first to check which countries have already visited.
  2. Be sure to check the comments others leave before you to see if someone already guessed a particular country.
  3. When you leave your comment, you may want to place a check in the “Subscribe to Comments” box to track the progress of the contest. (When you check this box, future comments from this post will be emailed to you. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

That’s it! Have fun, and may the best country-guesser win!

Fun Facts:  How Many Countries In The World?

Now that is a question that’s somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193 or 194 independent countries in the world today.

31 Comments

  1. DAVID says:

    Hmmm…I’ll guess Albania!

  2. Sharon Gamble says:

    My guess is Djibouti – because it’s the only country I could come up with quickly that wasn’t already on your list. WOW!! I can’t believe all the visitors. I wish more people would comment and not just visit. 🙂

  3. Contest Beat says:

    Hi there

    I blogged about your contest on Contest Beat here – http://www.contestbeat.com/guess-the-100th-country-visitor-win/

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

  4. NSpeaks says:

    I guess it would be India – my own country. 😆

  5. Sarah says:

    Great contest and interesting to see all who have visited.
    My guess is El Salvador.
    Thanks

  6. Jess says:

    I’m guessing Nepal!

  7. Anastasia says:

    Iceland! 😀

    They have internet in Iceland…right?

  8. Bethany says:

    How about Lithuania? You’re a little short on “L” countries. 🙂

  9. Theresa N. says:

    Botswana

  10. Ray Fowler says:

    Good morning all! I just checked my Stats and the 100th country has not yet visited. Here is a roundup (in order) of the guesses made so far:

    David: Albania
    Sharon: Djibouti
    NSPeaks: India
    Sarah: El Salvador
    Jess: Nepal
    Anastasia: Iceland
    Laura: Uruguay
    Bethany: Lithuania
    Theresa: Botswana

    Response to misc. comments:
    Sharon – Wow, you came up with Djibouti quickly?
    NSPeaks – Welcome from India!
    Anastasia – I think they have internet in Iceland. Let’s hope so!

    I am checking the stats several times each day, and as soon as the 100th country visits, I will post it here. I have no idea how long it will take – 2 hours? 2 days? 2 weeks?

    Thanks for participating, and hopefully we will keep getting guesses. There are still another 80-90 countries remaining to guess.

  11. brandy says:

    greenland

  12. bebemiqui says:

    I’ll guess Nicaragua

  13. Bolivia. It came to mind as its president was on the Daily Show the other day. 😉

  14. Henry says:

    Sorry to break with the tradition, but i am going to go ahead and name the most likely country, I am guessing the United States.

  15. Henry says:

    opps I am retarded, did not read the contest properly. Now that I know how it works I am going to say Monaco.

  16. Margaret says:

    How about …….. YEMEN?

  17. Ray Fowler says:

    Well, I checked the Stats again this morning – still no new 100th country. Here is the latest roundup of all the guesses made so far:

    David: Albania
    Sharon: Djibouti
    NSPeaks: India
    Sarah: El Salvador
    Jess: Nepal
    Anastasia: Iceland
    Laura: Uruguay
    Bethany: Lithuania
    Theresa: Botswana
    Brandy: Greenland
    Bebemiqui: Nicaragua
    Jennifer: Bolivia
    Henry: Monaco
    Lace: Cyprus
    Margaret: Yemen

    There are still 80 countries available to guess, so if you haven’t guessed yet, take your best shot. As soon as the 100th country visits, I will post it here. Thanks for playing!

  18. Ray Fowler says:

    We have a winner! I just checked my Stats and at 3:04 this afternoon (EDT) someone from Albania visited the blog for the first time.

    That makes David the winner. David not only correctly guessed Albania, but was also the first person to place a guess in the contest.

    David, I will be contacting you to make arrangements to send you your Amazon gift certificate. I just hope you didn’t fly all the way to Albania and access the blog in order to win!

    Thanks everyone for participating and helping me celebrate the 100th country visiting the blog. Thank you for visiting also. I hope you have enjoyed the blog and will come back often.

  19. RD says:

    Shucks!!!!! I missed this contest by a few hours. I’m visiting from belize which isn’t listed….. How about a 101 winner….like the 101 dalmations.

  20. kailani says:

    How about Bahrain?

  21. WishBoNe says:

    Oh my, David is so lucky! A good guess too!

  22. Margaret says:

    Congratulations David on being the winner of the contest. I had a good laugh over the result: – a CBD Research Manager, with a gift certificate to Amazon.com!! That’s too funny!! Congrats anyway, and enjoy your prize!

  23. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi RD and kailani,

    Thanks for stopping by and guessing. RD, you were the first visitor from Belize, but just missed out on being the 100th country. The visitor from Albania beat you by only a couple hours. And they didn’t even participate in the contest!

    Kailani, I’m sorry you missed out on your chance to guess, too. When I started the contest, I had no idea how long it would take for the 100th country to visit. It could have been minutes or weeks!

    So, here is the final roundup of names and countries/guesses:

    David: Albania
    Sharon: Djibouti
    NSPeaks: India
    Sarah: El Salvador
    Jess: Nepal
    Anastasia: Iceland
    Laura: Uruguay
    Bethany: Lithuania
    Theresa: Botswana
    Brandy: Greenland
    Bebemiqui: Nicaragua
    Jennifer: Bolivia
    Henry: Monaco
    Lace: Cyprus
    Margaret: Yemen
    RD: Belize
    Kailani: Bahrain

    Congratulations to David again on correctly guessing Albania. Thanks everyone for playing!

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