Happy 3rd Birthday Lost in Stockholm!!!

12 Aug
2010

flaming birthday cake

Three years ago this blog made its debut as a collection of thoughts about life. It quickly morphed into a place to explore Swedish in an caustic, witty, and artsy way. I learned it was easier and way more entertaining to discuss Swedish life and habits without the silver lining.

For readers it’s a blog to share opinions about life in Sweden, dating, more dating, and cultural differences.

LiS writes about everything from the harsh opinions about Sweden (receiving numerous “fuck you”s) to irritation with buying alcohol and renting an apartment to a happy swedish and happy indian engagements to the sad truth that violence is in Sweden too.

Reading happy stories is rarely entertaining (unless it involves cute pandas or bunnies or baby animals). What makes stories interesting involve heart break, emotion, occasional wrath and grief.

When I first started in 2007 I had 5-10 visitors a day. Today, thanks to all my readers and passer bys, the blog has 600 unique visitors a day.

Tjooohoooo!!! Thank you all lovely readers for your support and witty comments throughout the past three years. Let’s hope for more to come!

Living in Sweden Series
Living in Sweden: Finding a Job
Job Posting in Sweden
Living in Sweden: Swedish CVs and Job Interviews
Living in Sweden: Finding an Apartment: Part 1
Living in Sweden: English Bookstores
Learn Swedish: Don’t Sätt på en Skygg Lapp

I love Iceland Series
More Photos from Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
Amazing Photos from the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
The Confusion between Scandinavia and Nordic
Photos from Isafjordur, Iceland
Iceland: A Trip around the Ring Road
Iceland: Visiting the Island Up North
Old Norse Mythology, Myths, and Gods
What we do in Iceland during the winter
Tjoruhusid: Isafjordur’s Amazing Fish Restaurant
Viking Poison Strikes: Icelandic Brennivin
Isafjordur: A buccolic city in the West Fjords
First Days in Isafjordur

On a fun note, here are the most popular search phrases (eliminating Lost in Stockholm related phrases):
swedish girls
swedish men
dating swedish men
dating swedish women
living in sweden
swedish girls are easy
swedish guys
i hate sweden
swedish girls dating
living in stockholm

And on a bizarre and funny note, weird search phrases that has a good amount of people searching:
why are swedish girls so beautiful
why are swedish men so hot
why are swedish people so boring
swedes suck
why i hate sweden
swedish people suck
swedish sex
do swedish men shave balls

Cheers to everyone! Happy birthday blog!

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12 Responses to Happy 3rd Birthday Lost in Stockholm!!!

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Lovedoctor

August 12th, 2010 at 13:40

Congratulations Lost in Stockholm!!! You have given me alot of ingtriguing experiences and some very pleasant ones. Lost in stockholm has taught me alot about myself and I have learned much about others in return.

Thank you, Lostinstockholm.com!

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James Schipper

August 12th, 2010 at 14:03

I love reading the search phrases people use. You get some much more funny ones, though!

Congratulations on your anniversary.

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Little fish

August 12th, 2010 at 17:52

congratulations sapphire and lostinstockholm.com!

this website have given me lots of useful and interesting information on Sweden and its culture, esp. those about the dating culture abd swedish men =D
i was searching for some information about sweden because i was doing a project on the culture of sweden (and there was this swedish boy whom i really really really liked)… and i ended up here!
even those i’ve already finished working on my project, and things between me and the swedish boy did not work out (unfortunately i think he was one of the swedish bad apples who did not know how to treat a lady!), i will definitely continue to read this blog! im addicted to lostinstockholm.com! =DD

maybe i’ll share my story with you guys in the future (in the post about dating of course), as its a really long story! and hopefully the information about dating with swedes will be useful for me (again) in the future hahaa!

p.s. some of the search phrases are really funny! so….do swedish men shave balls? LOLL

/ little fish x

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Juni

August 12th, 2010 at 19:56

Congrats on your anniversary!

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HairySwede

August 13th, 2010 at 17:30

That’s good work having made it in Sweden for three years. Well done!

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clotilde

August 14th, 2010 at 09:31

congratulations! I love your blog so much! <3

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T

August 14th, 2010 at 18:55

I love this blog so much. I’ve learned a lot about Sweden which helped me for my trip over there last year, and understanding some of my friends from there as well. I hope it’s around for a long time to come.

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al

August 15th, 2010 at 20:02

Out of curiosity, do swedish men shave their balls? ;-)

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Sapphire

August 15th, 2010 at 22:42

thank you all!

@Al – i have heard from several men (from the gym locker room) that swedish men DO shave their balls. :P

Thanks T and clotilde for the kind words. Littlefish, thank you for the inspiration.

Juin, Hairy Swede, James and lovedoctor – thanks :)

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clotilde

August 17th, 2010 at 02:52

:) hope it exists as long as you still have the time and energy to update!

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Sapphire

August 18th, 2010 at 20:36

@clotilde – always a problem. some days, you really feel. “ehhhh….blogging…eeeeeeeeeehhhhh” hopefully that day comes later than sooner.

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Stan Smith

September 6th, 2010 at 11:48

Congratulations!!! It is my first time here, but I can certainly see why it attracts 600 visitors a day.

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