Like most of you I have a stat counter on my blog. I've never really paid much attention to it, until recently. A friend of mine and I were talking about the wonderful and crazy world of the Internet. A world where most anything can be at your fingertips within a matter of seconds!
So I started looking into the details of my stat counter. Pretty informative stuff I tell ya!
Did you know that it can tell you how often the same person visits your blog? It can tell you what server they used, what type of computer they have and even what size screen they view your blog on.
Do you find that to be interesting or disturbing?
I've said this before, I live an ordinary life. PTA meetings, softball games, tennis lessons, dance classes and couple of date nights thrown in few times a month. I know I have 4 crazy dogs and that they are always good for a story but am I so interesting that someone would want to view my blog upwards of 12 times...A...DAY?
I would like to think of myself as a tantalizingly interesting person who has the ability to captivate the average Joe with my hysterical stories leaving them chomping at the bit and begging for more but seriously that's just not the case!
After I looked in to the stat counter details a little more I noticed that I have a few admirers, two of which live fairly close to me. Now I must ask these people, why are you coming here so often?
What exactly are you looking for?
My stat counter tells me that you are coming here either by directly inputting my blog address or via yahoo search. It also tells me your general location. If I'm so inclined I can search your exact location and even reveal your personal information.
Did you know that?
Does that creep you out at all?
Guess what? The fact that you are coming here so many times a day creeps me out a little! So if that is what you are after I'm willing to waive the white flag. You win! I don't like being stalked, I tried it once and really wasn't a fan, it's very emotionally and physically draining!
I would like to know why you're coming by so often though.
Is it because your the self appointed spelling and grammar police and you're reading my posts looking for errors? I already have a friend that emails when I mess up, thanks Viv, so I'm covered on that front.
Are you coming here so often because you simply cannot go more than a few hours without seeing me? I know I'm cute and all but there are other sites out there where you can look at and even talk to pretty girls and I believe their prices are somewhat reasonable!
Are you a frequent visitor because you're just innocently looking when a new post is up? If that's the case I totally understand. So can I suggest coming once in the morning, say around 8, if nothing new is up come back in twelve hours. If there's still nothing new than try again the next day.
If you are coming back because you want to visit another blog that I have on my blog roll that's cool. I have a solution for that one too. Google Reader. You enter in all of your favorite blogs and view them all there, it's just that easy.
So there you go, a few suggestions to help you not appear to be a crazy blog stalker.
Oh, there are two more reasons, actually three, that I can think of that would make you want to visit my blog so frequently. So I will offer you both a reminder and a warning. I DO NOT SHARE MY HUSBAND AND MY GIRLS ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN MY OWN LIFE.
So there you have it my dear Seriously Shawn stalker. I've laid it all out there for you and now you know that I will be monitoring my blog and it's visitors very closely and if this trend continues you'll be the first to know that I've had enough. Sound fair?
I guess all those people that say talking about your issues helps are right. I feel so much better!
Happy Friday Y'all!