I'm not too into blog numbers; I know of other bloggers who are way past their millionth hit. I really don't care too much about the numbers....
However, I'm fascinated by who is actually lurking around. I do look at Sitemeter once every week or so, out of curiosity.
Lately, there's an uptick in Richmond/Powhatan/Midlothian folks, probably because I'm writing more on the church blog and telling a few more people about this blog. Plus, lots of my friends in the area are blogging now, and our reading circles are broadening. I do recognize some towns and know EXACTLY who they represent - hello, Ringgold Georgia!!! Howdy, Newark, Ohio!!! I know who you are!!!
But I see other locations that are more mysterious - towns where I know some people, but I'm not exactly who might be lurking around my blog. Several hits from our old hometown come in on a daily basis, but I'm not really sure who it is. I'm dying to know who keeps checking in from Harrisonburg.
It's a little creepy. It's hard not to wonder.
Yesterday I talked to somebody who said, "I've been stalking you on your blog." She is actually a very nice individual - it doesn't bother me a bit that she's been reading - but it's a bit weird, to know that people are peeking in my windows on a regular basis.
But there you go. It's life in this era, I guess. And the choice I make each time I hit the "publish" button.
So, hello to those of you who are lurking about.
Hope you have a great day!
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