My obsession with my stat counter worries me.So I took it up with another blogger who I know has been around much longer than I have.He is in pursuit of Blog Nirvana like he calls it.
So here is my story..
I was reading blogs a lot before I started my own.I happend to stumble upon a blog whose author I knew personally.To avoid making either of us uncomfortable, I never told him that I visited his blog daily and some times more than once.Actually a lot more than once.Since his was amongst the first few blogs that I had ever read, I was totaly intrigued by his links and comments and plug-ins and what have you.
One day I noticed this cube like shiny thing that was a new addition to his page.The curious me would stare at it a few times everyday.Then one day I gathered my courage and actually clicked on it.That led me to his stat counter page.A totally new world to me.I had no clue about IP addresses let alone being able to track them.I was fascinated.Hell ya I was.So fascinated that I would head directly to his stat counter before I read his new blog post.Then I was amused that my IP adress would be every second one on his list of all the people that visited him.To make sure I was still his most frequent reader, I would often check his stat counter there after.Honestly it was purely out of fascination.
It was so wrong and so out of line.I feel so bad now.Bless the poor soul.He has never mentioned anything about it to me.He probably hates me for the intrusion but we shall rest that issue for now, shall we.
So I started my own blog.Pinched off the link to my stat counter from his.Yeah and you thought by now I should have stopped visiting his stat counter.I did but much later.Incredible, I know.It was only when he started returning the favour that I realised it isn’t so much fun to have all these strange people intrude into your personal space.*cheeky grin*
Anyway, so the first few weeks it was all about checking if there was anyone except me who visted my blog.I have to admit I am responsible for quite a first few hundred hits single handedly.Slowly and surely things changed.From random people who were just blog hopping, to certain people who deliberately and dilligently came to my blog.Having, who I call my camaraderie, visit me loyally was a nice feeling indeed.
The numbers got exponential and that thrilled me immensely.Then it was about referrals.Who had linked me.What kind of traffic they were bringing my way.How blogs linked to blogs.How certain bloggers would come to my blog at a particular time of the day.How most bloggers actually only blog hop when at work.All the different companies that a lot of my co bloggers worked for.All the different countries from where people visit me.
Oh I wont even go to what google searches bring people onto my blog.It can be amusing and at the same time quite disturbing.Not just the thought that that brought them to my blog, but that they were actually looking for some thing like that.
So I happened to pour my heart out and ask if I was normal or I needed help.The little that I did tell him, he said I was perfectly normal.I so want to believe him.What do you think?