Okay, so funny story. You may’ve noticed that I had set up the blog as “invite only” yesterday. Here’s the skinny…
So I check the sitemeter regularly to ensure that I don’t have a blog stalker. It’s a safety precaution; I just want to make sure that everything’s on the up and up. And for the most part, the people who visit make sense. They’re friends, acquaintances, or people that link over from one of my friends blogs. No one spends a crazy amount of time on the blog, people just sort of checking in and stuff – the normal.
So a few weeks ago I started noticing a Los Angeles person checking. It was someone from Loyola Law School. The problem is, I don’t know anyone in CA and they came directly to my blog, they weren’t linking in from a friend, or even googling something weird that I’d blogged about. They were coming right to me and sometimes they’d stay for a while. They were clicking on my pictures and once, they even had the audacity to click on my sitemeter! I started double-checking the locks on the windows at night as I thought of the Loyola Law School Slayer coming to Maine to get me for my conservative views and my outspoken passion for sandcastles, woobies, and Jesus.
I couldn’t talk to Jerms about it as he has no compassion for my blog paranoia. “Send out a newsletter if you don’t want people you don’t know to read it”, he’d quip. “It’s not that”, I’d explain, “Loyola checks too often, and he (I had assigned a gender to it) spends too much time on (some visits were over 25 minutes long!), plus I’m not entertaining enough for people who don’t know me to read”.
Nancy gave me the great idea to set my site up as sign-in only, which I did. So this morning, from work, I checked in to see if I could log in and see the blog. I then curiously clicked on the site meter to see who else had accepted the exclusive invite and logged on. To my surprise, Loyola Law School was on again! To my even bigger surprise, Loyola Law School was me! Don’t ask me how, don’t ask me why. Apparently my network at work somehow links to LA, and the reason why Loyola spends so much time on is because I’d check the blog and then get busy doing something else and then end up closing out of the internet 25 minutes later.
I can only laugh at myself.