Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blog Stalking

“I got as close to nowhere as I could get and found out that it was more of a place than anywhere I’ve been in a long time.” - Hank Green

A few days ago I was clicking around my Stat page, because I do that. I was looking through the links people used to find this blog, and stumbled upon a blog belonging to one of my friends. And I feel kind of bad, because I feel like I was...spying on her or something. She never mentioned the blog, and it says on the page she never intended it to be read, and now I feel bad. It's a really awesome blog, though.

So where's the line when it comes to this? I think it's a bit overboard that it tells me what browsers people used to access my posts, but at the same time, I want more information. I want to know which posts the people from, say, Denmark viewed versus the people from Canada. I'm not sure what I think about Blogger taking info from unsuspecting viewers. I mean, I know loads of other sites do it, but now I'm on the receiving end of the information, and it's more than a bit weird.

(Here's a link to an EP about The Hunger Games: http://alexcarpenter.bandcamp.com/)


  1. If this is related to me, I will say this: I hadn't told you about my blog because I created it only....a day before. And I was kind of intimitdated. 'cause you write stuff much better than I do, and I was worried you'd find it stupid! So I was planning on waiting to tell you about it until I felt like it was really good. But when I saw that you commented, I was like, SQUEEING WITH JOY! XD Sorry if I didn't tell you right away and if I sounded kind of...off about it.

    Plus, Blogger is kind of strange with it's information creeping.


  2. Well, if one has published a blog, it's going to be seen. I know I have friends who try to password protect it, or allow only a few to see it, but in the end, if you don't try to encrypt it with pwds, it's going to be found.

    I wouldn't feel bad. I don't think of it as stalking.

    And if it is you, Audrey, then it just takes a few posts (I believe) to feel a bit more comfortable about what you post. :)

  3. Oh yeah. I use Google Analytics to review my blog stats. You have to paste some code in but I like it...I don't think I have seen what blogger does...


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