Warning: this is a rambling Sunday post about Blog Things. Regulars know that Crabby is even Slackier than usual on the weekends. Sorry, newcomers, posting will be much more health related during the week. In the meantime: check the Archives for actual health posts, or find another fine blog on the sidebar to visit!
So Crabby confessed earlier that she has a serious Sitemeter Addiction. What is Sitemeter? It's a free software program that compiles statistics and tells narcissistic bloggers whether anyone is visiting them.
So when narcissistic blogger asks, "Sitemeter, please tell me, is anyone looking at me?"
Reassuring sitemeter says: "Yes, Crabby. Three people are indeed looking at you this very moment."
"Hooray," cries Crabby, "They see me! They see me! My very existence is validated! Thank you, dear Sitemeter."
"No problem," says Sitemeter. "Happy to help."
"Uh, Sitemeter? How about now? Is anybody looking at me now?"
This is sort of how the whole day goes between Crabby and Sitemeter.
Crabby will admit--she's had an infatuation with Sitemeter that some might consider unwholesome.
So come to find out--Sitemeter is not quite the benevolent suitor Crabby believed she was dallying with!
Crabby recently received news that her Very Special Friend has been getting a bit too cosy with Visitors. Rumor has it that new tweaks in the Sitemeter software are getting snoopy, and may even be trying to track people. Is this true, is it bad, is it serious? Crabby, frankly, isn't entirely sure. But she read a post by another blogger who dug around a bit more, and it raised some concerns.
Crabby loves her visitors and doesn't want them spied upon. Also, selfishly, she does not want to been seen as "unclean," her blog home infested with Cooties.
So Crabby, sadly, had Sitemeter escorted out the back door of Cranky Fitness. She mourned for a bit, then switched to a Cootie-free program, Statcounter, instead.
But it just isn't the same.
Crabby, sadly, still pines for Sitemeter.
Statcounter looks different. Statcounter works in a slightly different way. Statcounter speaks in an unfamiliar voice, one not as soothing. While Sitemeter and Crabby shared a history; Statcounter has no idea who Crabby is or that were days when she had many visitors.
Statcounter thinks Crabby is a nobody! It thinks she never had any visitors before.
"Statcounter? Statcounter? Is anybody looking at me?"
"Not at this time, Crabby. It's the weekend, for crying out loud. People have better things to do than read your blog. And you have better things to do than watch them not come here. Remember those posts you just wrote about 'balance?' Go outside and play!"
Statcounter is not as nice as Sitemeter--but perhaps that's a good thing.