Stat Stalking

I tend not to care about nor to check upon my stats when it comes to this here blog. There are times when I’ll get the odd alert such as ‘this post is trending’ or ‘your site has a high amount of traffic today’ and I wonder why?…

I never usually bother looking further into the matter, that was until this week when I noticed that someone had spent over three hours of their Tuesday morning scouring through my site. This set alarm bells ringing as usually, Id suspect it be some sort of bot or hacking attempt, apparently not though which leaves me wondering just who would waste spend so much their time reading through my blog? A few minutes browsing a few posts perhaps but three solid hours reading over six hundred posts?!

Stat Stalking

I could easily find their location, their device type, their internet service provider and such-like and being me – I have done! Turns out whoever’s willing to sit from 8 am till almost dinner time sifting through my site is just around the corner from where we live, and I’m not sure whether that sits all that comfortably with me.

I’m not entirely sure what people expect to find on this page, whether they genuinely enjoy reading my random ramblings, whether they seek advice from reviews and such-like or whether as my paranoia suggests they are digging for dirt.

As far as I’m aware, my posts are fairly mundane, that’s real life for you… it’s pretty boring and certainly mundane at the best of times!

I love writing, I find it somewhat therapeutic. I also enjoy sharing the ups and downs of parenthood, that and having an online space on which to record memorable moments. I’ve been blogging for almost four years with very few issues, yet suddenly I feel a bit … too exposed? I guess that’s part and parcel of putting yourself out there and that I should be used to it by now.

I myself am not entirely sure what the point of this post was. Still, whether your browsing, digging or whatever it may be that drew you to this post, thanks for reading – I can see you too…


rach

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  1. August 16, 2019 / 9:48 pm

    I have had this before and it made me totally paronoid! For a good few weeks I was so careful about what I wrote but nothing came of it.
    Try not to worry. You have nothing to hide and good luck with them finding any dirt. x

    • August 16, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      I suffer paranoia at times too – a year or so ago I went through my entire blog with a fine tooth combe removing all profanities (which there were a few of) and anything which could be viewed as offensive. I’ve since been really careful what I write and still try to be x

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