So, I have this stat counter on my page that allows me to see who is visiting my page, where those people are coming from, how often the visit, how many times they load my page, what their IP address is, etc. It's frankly a lot more information than I could possibly know what to do with.
And, truth be told, I know who most of my readers are, either in real life, or via the blogosphere. But, there are a few I don't know and they come to my page a lot. And that's par for the course - I have a public blog, anyone can see it, and I'm fine with that.
Except maybe I'm not. There is someone in particular who's visited my site over 300 times and I have no idea who he/she is. I hope he/she just thinks it's interesting, but I'm a bit worried that it's some weirdo looking at pictures of my kid.
Anxiety and pregnancy go hand in hand and I know this, particularly for someone like me who tends towards anxiety in the first place. But, I have to admit, it's making me question my decision to use my family's real names and my son pictures on my blog.
I'd be interested in hearing some feedback, here. What do you think re: using real names, photos (particularly kid's photos) on blogs? Am I being paranoid or is there real reason for concern?
On a completely different note, I'm getting my two hours tomorrow morning and a couple of my girlfriends are joining me for tea and scandal. Nelson was gallant and apologetic, and even if it was only because I'm a hormonal pregnant woman, I'll take it.