This is just a short post to explain how much a blogger can a find out about their readers - for anyone who might want to conceal their identity when visiting blogs.
Some bloggers - bloggers like me - who just love numbers and watching the ebb and flow of numbers, sign up to sites where they can watch the traffic to their own site. As you can all see down on the right hand column of my blog, I have a Feedjit widget which shows where my visitors come from.
On my dashboard, it also shows what phrases they may have used to find my blog, what platform and browser they use, and which site link they may have followed to come to my blog.
I also use a free program called StatCounter. StatCounter tells me the ISP of the person who is reading my blog and it - very conveniently for me - logs an individual's visits together, so I can see how often one individual has visited over the past few days, when they visited and more importantly, where they visited from. So, if other people link to my blog from their site or blog, I can see that information and follow the link back.
I thought knowing this might help some of my readers out - those readers who might be under the illusion that I don't know they are stalking my blog and reporting what I say back to others who might not be big fans of mine.
I see you. If you don't want me to see you, best not visit, hey :D.
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