A Call To Action

Fellow bloggers, do you have friends/family members who still don’t fess up to reading your blog? People who don’t blog themselves and don’t realize the information we receive about our readers?

Would these people just cringe knowing that we see HOW MANY times they visit us daily?

Frankly, I’m tickled pink.

To my peeps out there – yes, you know who you are. I dare you to comment. DOUBLE-DOG DARE. I mean, c’mon, that’s the Cadillac (or Porsche, if you will) of all dares. How could you not?

  1. Brian J. Hong

    December 16, 2005 at 10:32 pm

    Wait, how do you know that they read your blog without you knowing?

    And for those of you who aren’t admitting–I can’t believe she busted out the double-dog dare on you guys. You best do what she wants. =O

  2. gorillabuns

    December 17, 2005 at 6:32 am

    i’m such a computer dumbass. i don’t know who actually visits and stalks but strangers visit and don’t comment. i always feel that somebody’s watching me…

  3. whoorl

    December 17, 2005 at 6:35 am


    Are you asking about my stats?

  4. whoorl

    December 17, 2005 at 6:43 am

    Shana banana,

    You should use statcounter.com; it is highly detailed. i’ll email you about it.

  5. bishOp stu tu

    December 17, 2005 at 7:24 am

    whOOrl gOOrl,

    the vainly, thinly masked freudian lurkers. what goes on with that?

    tingling with wicked pride underneathe. eh?

    stranger than strangely worded lies (the same as truth in their mind).

    and buy gOld.

    da bishOp

  6. Alicat

    December 17, 2005 at 7:39 am

    No, all my friends and family in real life don’t bother reading my blog. About once a year they will ask “what’s your url again.”

    WTF? I can’t get any lovin.

  7. sundance kid

    December 17, 2005 at 10:50 am

    i am a lurker and don’t post, but I love you anyway. :P.

    p.s. ry is waving hi right now. He misses you and can’t wait to see you soon.

  8. Jurgen Nation

    December 17, 2005 at 5:51 am

    No one in my family does. I think only my mom knows about it, and even she doesn’t. I think I’m going to make business cards to hand out at Christmas next week because these people need to know certain things. (Like that most of them are jerks.)

  9. whoorl

    December 17, 2005 at 1:03 pm


    No, I can’t see people’s names. My stats show IP, city, referrals plus the server they are visiting me on. So, if someone is visiting my blog from their workplace, I can see their companies name…that’s how I can tell. ;)

  10. wordgirl

    December 17, 2005 at 4:13 pm

    I have one sister and a cousin (as far as family goes) who know about my blog. Only a handful of friends. And one ex-boyfriend (I even blogged about that). It’s tempting to find out what they’d think, but I know I’d regret their knowing about it eventually.

  11. Porsche Boy

    December 17, 2005 at 4:25 pm

    And here I was not knowing how to bring it up – afterall, what to do when you accidentally discover a great new blog only to realize that it’s your freakin’ cousin who’s doing the writing!!!! I don’t recall that chapter from Emily Post. Do you realize how hard it was to feign surprise when you described with such great joy your new Netflix subscription last Saturday? And how much we laughed when reading about Grandma and the olives? So there – dare met. And don’t you think – in my case, particularly – that its really a quadruple dog dare that we’re dealing with? Love ya, cuz – and am so proud.

  12. Brian J. Hong

    December 17, 2005 at 10:30 am

    Whoo- Is it stats? Because I mine I can tell IP and referrers, but that still doesn’t let me know who is reading my blog personally. I can guess…

  13. whoorl

    December 17, 2005 at 5:32 pm

    Ok, Porsche Boy. I’ll give it to you – it definitely WAS a quadruple dog dare, but I knew you’d take it on! ;)

    And bring on the comments…your witty banter is MORE than welcome here.

    So, moving on to the mystery Melbourne readers…

  14. Anna

    December 17, 2005 at 5:56 pm

    Interesting the stats you get, haven’t thought of that.

    I have posted a few times, none of my family knows I blog (I decided I needed one secret from all of them, since they know EVERYTHING ELSE about me). I really enjoy your writing, it is so fun to read and I get inspiration from some of your posts. You were introduced via SAJ, who also inspires me.

    Anna – corny I know, but you triple dog dared, which usually scares me away, but thought I should leave a note this time :)

  15. nabbalicious

    December 18, 2005 at 3:37 pm

    A bunch of my family members actually found my blog after my grandma died. I used her full name, a friend of the family googled her, found me and sent everyone the link. The reaction was positive, and I don’t mind them reading that one entry, but man! I hope they’re not poking around. I haven’t said anything scandalous, but I’d just rather they not read, or worse, read it and try to discuss what I wrote with me.