We are being watched more than we know. Our shopping habits, our clicks, our googles are monitored. But at least that invasion of privacy is at least impersonal. The idea of Big Brother, governmental or corporate, does not bother me as much as that of a real person. Every time I think of that, "Every Breath You Take" pops into my head.
And so I don't check my google analytic account much, as I did when I first blogged. I think now that the reader deserves privacy, the right to read without being read, the right to watch without being watched. After all the author has made the choice to be public/published. But every now and then I log in to see what posts and subjects are popular. Here are some interesting highlights:
- My post on the bumpit and jeggings net a steady stream of outside hits.
- People occasionally find my site while looking for sea captain Matt Landrum out of Florida.
- My analytics shows hits from 51 countries, 29 languages, and 369 cities.
- Most tantalizingly, I once had a hit from Uganda from someone searching for jeggings.
And so, dear reader, read on in peace. We blog for a reader but readers don't read for a blogger, they read for themselves and deserve some privacy while doing it. So I leave you to it. I won't be looking over your shoulder.