Lurkers and Blogstalking
April 8, 2007 § 41 Comments
I’ve noticed certain persons who regularly lurk on the site – sometimes reading it every day – who’ve yet to out themselves through comments. I know lurking is common, so it’s totally fine. It took me about forever to write my first comments on the first few blogs I read back in the day, and now some of those fine people are my best friends here in Atlanta and other areas around the country. But there’s no reason you should hesitate to comment. Really, I don’t bite (well, most of the time). Also, I love it when I get linked to someone else’s site – there are just so many out there and it’s cool to see who’s reading me and check out some new blogs and make new contacts. So if you’re in the Atlanta area, you should stop by at one of the atlbloggers meetups – there’s one at Manuel’s this Thursday at 7.
But there’s another side of lurking… let’s call it blogstalking, shall we? It’s obviously people who know me irl and have somehow decided to keep tabs on me through this blog. Of course these aren’t bloggers, because if that were the case it would probably have occurred to them that site visits are tracked.
For instance, a certain friend/ former coworker has been logging on quite often from her newish job at UNCC. Hello there, G! How are things? And family members of a certain ex who also log in regularly from Home Depot, Wake Forest, and Marietta – Hi! It’s been a while! Bet you’re pretty relieved about the way things worked out? Believe me, I am too.
I guess all I can say is that there must be something so overtly fascinating about me in order for these people to check in on my life. Or maybe it’s because they are bored and have nothing better to do? Isn’t that what the internet was invented for? Shit, I’m probably the most guilty at photostalking or googlestalking people. Either way, I’m glad to know I can provide some entertainment for you guys. And I bet you learned a thing or two about pooping, right?