Monday, April 23, 2007

To the lurkers...

Ok, I'm starting to get a little wigged out here. (He he- get it?? Like the pic??) Anyway, I have a site meter so I can see where people are from when they read my blog. Well, it's kinda freakin' me out. I know sometimes people just pass thru here on accident, but sometimes they linger a little too long, a little too often and they don't comment. If you're one of the people I'm gonna talk about here, please email me so I know who the heck you are.
Ok, there's someone in North Las Vegas. No- it's not my brother. I asked him. Ok Mr./Ms. NLV, you've been checking my blog out everyday, several pages at a time, for like a half hour at a time the last couple of weeks. Do I know you? Do you know my brother? Please comment sometime because I'm starting to feel a little stalked.
Swedish person who googled: Tristan Alec Isabel Samoan. Ok, that's a weird thing to google. Especially in Sweden. What made you google that? Do I know you? Because I'm pretty sure the only people from Sweden I ever knew were the 2 families that lived on my street in the 3rd grade.
Ok, those are the only 2 wiggin' me out this week. Just seeing how many people pass thru my blog made me curious and a little nervous. If my blog all the sudden goes to private, don't worry. It will just be closed while I do maintenance... and change names. If you are a lurker and have never said "HELLO!" please do so today. It's nice to see new faces - although I love all the old faces who visit me too. :)

26 comments:

JennaG said...

Ok, I've never been here before--so I don't think I qualify--officially--as a lurker, but I did enjoy my visit! You have a lovely family!

Toni said...

I see you!













Doh! you know it's me!

Just Trying to be Normal said...

Hi...I guess I would count as a lurker...I like your blog. I read "what on earth is that smell" and that's where I found your blog. I am SAHM to a 14 month old. I am a member of the church, however, my hubby is not. I think you have a great family and a great blogger. :) I hope to have time for my own blog someday!

Tori :) said...

YAY! People are de-lurking! Thank you!!

Toni- you're a nerd!

Just want to be normal- I would love to read your blog when you get it going. Blogging is such a great outlet.

Jenna- Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again!

Toni said...

I know you are, but what am I????

Mel said...

Scary!

Jennifer said...

Well, I left a comment the other day on my first visit here! But I'm from MS, so you'll know that's me!

I wonder all the time who the heck is coming to my blog too. I often have someone(s) from China and I have no idea who they are. It doesn't show how they were referred and actually looks like they came straight from my link. So who knows!

I hope for your sake that your lurkers delurk! :0)

Craig & Robyn said...

Hi there!
I left a comment the other day on your little boy's Superman picture, it was so cute. My little boy loved it!
I often wonder who is looking at my blog too...I have someone from Turkey who looks at it everyday! But at least I know someone is looking at it! Feel free to check ours out...And I promise I'm not a lurker ;-)

xoxo

Kayelyn said...

Hey, I didn't even know you could look them like that!!

I am most concerned about the "unknown country." I hope it is my hubby's friend in Iraq. I am wondering who is reading my boring to anyone but family and friends blog. Voyeurs, I'll bet.

Amanda said...

I got lots of hits on my blog after I wrote about my eyebrows. I get a laugh from the searches people do that bring up my blog.

I think some people come from the random blog thingy at the top of all blogs (it says "next blog". It automatically takes you to another blog randomly. When I first started blogging I did that a few times. It was interesting, but you never know what you might find. A little scary!

tara said...

I quit checking my stats for that reason (besides my counter got messed up) but I need to try yours b/c it gives you lots of information, like exactly what someone typed into google that caused your blog to come up! Freaky! I already changed my domain once!

Mrs. Burns said...

Please tell me how I can get a counter. I think you know who I am, right? j/k

Mrs. Burns said...

Nevermind, I did it.

Tori :) said...

mrs. burns- I emailed you, but I was too slow and you are too smart! :)

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I need to get into the site meeters and tracking how many people stop by my site, etc. Very interesting results you are getting.

Stepherz said...

You don't even want to know how many lurkers I have. It's sort of creepy, if I think about it too much. But I have lurked blogs like Amalah's where it's like, why bother commenting when there are 100 other comments? It's not like she'll even read my comment. Not the case on my blog though, I'm lucky to get 8 comments. So, don't know why they would go MONTHS and not say anything. Oh, well.

Funny story? One of my "Lurkers" is my oldest son's father's wife. Yes, my X's wife reads my blog 2-3 times a day, refreshing the page to see if I've made a new post. Quite Ironic, huh? I suppose she is just reading to see things about Austin or something? Maybe she just likes reading. I dunno.

Tori :) said...

Stepherz-
One of my lurkers is my husband's ex-wife. It was weird at first, but now I'm like "Whatever."

Stepherz said...

Tori, isn't that crazy!? I don't know what they are looking for? I mean, I'd like to think she's just visiting because she's curious and interested!? I think she's just waiting for me to admit that I feed Austin monkey brains and bugs for dinner. And that we lock him in the closet with bats and spiders when he's been bad. Does she really think I'm dumb enough to admit that on my blog? I'll confess on yours because I know you won't tell anyone! :-)

I have statcounter. I like it.

Tori :) said...

Stepherz- Notice I changed my original comment??? Can't chance pissing people off! It does make you a little self-concious of what you write doesn't it? Or at least is does me. But this is me, so if ya don't like it, don't read it! :)

Dana said...

I don't remember if I have commented here before. I love your blog and I promise I am not your Swedish person or the one from Nevada.

Nan said...

No kidding!! I have wanted to do a shout out now and then to draw out the lurkers but I don't to freak people out either by saying, "I know where you live ya lunatic!" ;^P

I get approx. 150 hits a day and do you know how many comments I get? On avg. I get about, I'd guess... 9 a day. That's a lot of people that don't tell me they are visiting. It does sort of creep me out. But I figure there are much more interesting people out there to stalk me.

But what if my ex-boyfriend who I wrote about finds me?! Eek. Then I would be weirded out. I did reconnect with my very first boyfriend via my blog because he googled his name and ha ha... my blog popped up! That was weird!

Heffalump said...

I stop by occasionally, but I promise I am not from either of those places.

No Cool Story said...

Lurkers are coming out, watch out! :)

Jennifer said...

Hello there, I am delurking, but I actually have never been on your site before. I've read a bunch of your comments on other blogs that I read, so I thought I'd see who you are. Lovely blog you have here.

Lauren said...

Wow, I didn't even know little meters existed! How do I get one???

AzĂșcar said...

You go to statcounter.com and set it up!

I'm not de-lurking, I'm just infrequent.