Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday is for Stalkers

I have my site registered with Sitemeter which tracks the hits this blog gets and where they come from. As much as anything, I was just curious as to how many readers I had and what it was that they looked at when they were on the site. I've found something funny that I thought everyone else would get a kick out of too.

I have one hit that keeps getting to my blog by searching "Joe Blackmon" on AOL search. Like, this happens multilple times a week. I'm not sure if I should be creeped out that someone would be seraching for me by name online or if I should feel sorry for them that they don't know how to work internet explorer well enough to add this page to their favorites. Haa haa

I thought this was pretty funny and thought y'all would get a kick out of it too. And since my blog is pretty well idle on Sunday, I thought it would be a little humor to brighten your day.


Nathan W. Bingham said...

You've got to stop looking at those stats! The search phrases some people use are truly disturbing, and will only lead you to paranoia...

Maybe one day I'll post the 'worst of' from my search phrase stats.

Joe Blackmon said...

That is true. There's one guy in California that has a blog called Hip and Thigh. He said he gets probably 100 hits a day from folks looking for relief from hip and thigh pain.


Thanks for the visit, buddy.

selahV said...

That is funny, Joe. I have someone who keeps logging onto my site and it actually lists their name. And when I see it, I tremble. I really really do. (tongue planted in cheek).

Why would someone tell others that they have numerous hits to their site from me when it is not possible? I got an email from a friend who told me that someone had published a post that my site was popping up in their stats as their most frequent reader. How could that be when I do not visit that site, nor link to that site? Any ideas?


Joe Blackmon said...


I have no idea. I've found people getting to my site from other blog aggregators that I had no idea I was listed on. The internet confuses me anyway. :-)