Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Points of Interest

Most bloggers are stat freaks, always checking how many visitors there are, watching their numbers rise and such... I'm no exception, trust me - but I think I'm different. Most people are most interested, or at least talk most about, the search terms people use to get to their blog. Me? I'm more interested in where people are from. City, state, country... And oddly enough, what ISP they use. Now, honestly, I don't care if you use AOL vs Road Runner - what I like looking at is the address of your ISP. Right now, I have a couple of visitors from Washington State University in Seattle. Actually, I have several regular visitors from Washington state, but these 2 intrigue me because I can't figure out how they found me (no referring link - ugh!) and because the ISP addresses are "tetris.cs.washington.edu" and "pacman.cs.washington.edu." That's right, pacman, and tetris?! Um, ok... But they're hitting specific posts, as if they had subscribed to my feed, only, they're visiting OLD posts, which are obviously NOT coming up on any feeds anywhere, and so, I'm baffled by their regular (almost hourly) visits over the last 24 hours or so. And I'd understand if they appeared to be search engine spider bots, but they don't appear to be that either... So I'm seriously curious as to how they're finding the links to my old posts out there in the ether...

So... If you're one of these people, and ever actually hit the front page, do me a favor, before I lose my mind trying to figure it out, and lemme know eh?


  1. How ironic I found you!
    I found you by blogger-surfing through that little icon on the upper right of the blogger pages (NEXT BLOG->). :-)

    It just basicly takes you to random recently updated blogs.
    I too am *GASP!* in Washington state, heh, only Spokane is where I am at for the moment, and I'm pregnant with my 5th baby in 7 years. :-)

    Nice to come upon your blog!

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by, and commenting. Congrats on the baby! This is my 7th pregnancy in 16 years, so I've spread them out a bit more, but I reckon it's an adventure for both of us eh?

  3. Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same thing go on with my blog. Pacman and tetris are going through my blog and jumping all over the place, reading posts. It's the oddest thing.

  4. The same thing is happening on my blog as well! I don't know what's going on but am glad i'm not the only one its happening to