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July 10, 2010

Who's in Beverly Hills? - traffic counters

One of this blog's regular visitors (ok, 4 times in the last 9 days, at least) is from Beverly Hills, but the Statcounter doesn't say anything about this person, not even what pages he/she is visiting!

I have to admit, I'm dying of curiosity.

If you'd like to keep me alive, you could leave me a comment (even anonymously) or send me an email. That way, I can continue living (something that I'm actually quite enjoying, believe it or not) and I will no longer be wondering what swanky Beverly Hills celebrity is actually checking out my words.

Is this the curse of the statcounter on a blog? It gives by telling you what you're traffic's like, but takes away by not being able to know who they are?

I love it when I see somebody stumble upon one of my one-hit wonders posts and then see that they went through all of them over a 45 minute period. It gives me that great feeling to know that they're getting some enjoyment out of something I wrote (or maybe just the videos, I don't know). They must be having some fun, or they wouldn't spend 45 minutes with it, would they?

I always wonder just who that person is, especially if they're not American. What are they thinking? Which one was their favourite? Are they happy they discovered this post?

I guess too much curiosity isn't necessarily good for you. I'm not saying people shouldn't be able to browse anonymously or anything. Of course you should be able to. I am just nosy. That, and I love the idea of community, and I include my readers in that. So while I know I will never know all of my readers (all 10 of you, right?), that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to know you!

Still, the benefits of the statcounter outweigh the negatives for me. I just have to grin and bear it, hoping that curiosity doesn't kill this cat.


  1. I don't use Statcounter. Just for the reasons in this post. I judge my traffic solely upon comments.

    I'm pretty sure I sound like the worst blogger ever :)

  2. Yeah, but when you don't get a lot of comments (like I don't, really), then you get the feeling you're not being read. :)

    But I do understand the desire not to use one.

  3. I am getting this constantly. Landed here searching for a solution.


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