Sunday, February 25, 2007

I swear I'm not stalking you

I can look creepy too, eh?

So after my first full week of having a blog I decided I’d grace all of you with my report thus far. The most amazing invention ever is the site meter feature. I have had so much fun seeing exactly where everyone who visits my blog is from. For those of you who aren’t familiar with site meter, I highly recommend the free download. It tracks every hit that you get on your blog and provides you with that computer’s exact location, IP address, and time of the hit. For example, I saw that someone at 3M took a tour of my blog earlier this week. Thanks Mr. 3M man, I hope you enjoyed your stay! Sometimes I feel like a stalker tracking exactly who is visiting my blog and where they linked to it from, etc. but hey, call it a sociological experiment. I promise I won’t stalk any of you. On the other hand, this tool could save me from being stalked myself. I can picture the movie on Lifetime now: “Lesley was having fun in cyberspace when she discovered that someone else was having ‘fun’ as well. If it wasn’t for her site meter, she would have been the next rape/murder/kidnap/whatever is the current Lifetime movie trend victim” watch In the Shadow of the Blog Stalker Tuesday at 8/7c… Ok, now I’m being an idiot.

When I was working as a customer service representative for a small internet company I had a man stationed on a barge off the coast of New Guinea memorize my work schedule just so he could hear my voice. He called me “Lovely Lesley”. It was freakin’ creepy.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mind you, being stuck on a barge in the middle of nowhere... at least one can appreciate the isolation.
Although surely there were other customer service people closer to New Guinea that he could have creeped out instead.

lesley said...

Initially, I felt for him..I know I would be pretty lonely on a barge. It was when he suggested coming to America and meeting me that I started to get weirded out...

Jesus said...

well, lets see. i was in the same room as you as you wrote this, and this is my third team reading the blog in FULL, so i think i have Nothing to say. EXCEPT, good luck on your mission.. if you know what i mean jellybean.

toot toot

Jesus said...

oh my,
google sure does have connections, i don't even need a blog to comment!

lesley said...

I'm glad you like my blog, jesus...though I'm not exactly sure what mission you mean..

Aliecat said...

I keep scrolling really fast past that picture...it scares me!

Elizabeth said...

I have had internet stalkers, too, and it freaks me out, even if they're harmlessly perusing. Alie, are you talking about the nose picture or the bloody mouthed one?

Aliecat said...

Elizabeth- the bloody one.../shudders...

lesley said...

Hee hee..that bloody picture is from when I worked in a haunted house this past Halloween. I hate scary movies and I hate being scared...but I love working in haunted houses.

Jeremy said...

I have a few internet stalkers. Their names are Lesley, Alie, Hedy... j/k

My match.com profile actually contains a not so subtle hint about how to find my blog (let's just say I want it all out on the table before I bother going out with someone). But I noticed that a few people that found it through match just kind of keep reading my blog and never contact me. Maybe they're trying to figure out where I park my car so they can break into it, hide in the back seat, and stab me in the thigh with a steak knife to show me how much they love me.

lesley said...

Jeremy: For the record, I LOVE meeting weird, quirky, totally cool people so I love seeing who all is visiting my blog.

You mean to say that the severed finger that I was going to give you tomorrow night as a symbol of our eternal friendship would have been a bit too much?