7.23.2008

I've been keeping track---

And I've had nearly 100 visits to the blog since my last post. That's a lot. HOWEVER>>>> only ONE person has done my memory thing. SO, I ask....

WHO IS READING OUR BLOG????

I've been hearing a lot of stories about people impersonating people (especially targeting people with multiples) on other websites/blogs/chat rooms/message boards going as far to steal their photos and stories and basically pretending to be them. It sort of freaks me out. On one hand, I think, what harm could it really do? But on the other hand, I think, what kind of sicko-s would do that?? It's just plain weird and creepy.

So now I ask...should the blog go private? Or not? There are so many reasons for it to stay open---we want to welcome any visitors to our blog and would love to share what's going on in our world. But I also don't want to be taken advantage of in any way. My family is the most precious thing to me and to think of them being exploited for someone's sick enjoyment is just heartbreaking.

So what should I do? I don't think I know 100 people that would visit my blog, honestly. So either start posting to the 'memory' entry or I might have to go private....which I don't want to do!!

I am going to put up a poll so, please, even if you are just a lurker, VOTE! I really want to know what you think!

8 comments:

Nat said...

Um, a few of those would be me, looking to see what comments you've gotten on the memory thing. Sorry! Although I haven't looked 100 times...

Um, I say if you're worried, take off "incrimiating" stuff like last names, even the city you live in or whatever. But if you decide to go private, it's all good; just invite me in. :)

April said...

I went private for a bit, but I found that very few actually continued to check into my blog. Some relatives couldn't get the blogger loggin to cooperate etc... that and some family didn't know my email address to ask me to invite them. So it can get a little sticky.

So I went public again, but I made my blog not searchable and gave my family nicknames... cept for Jer and I (our names are quite common so I don't worry too much).

Just a thought if you are worried about psychos :)

Katy said...

http://my9.statcounter.com/

This might help you feel better, it tells you who is looking and where they are coming from. I haven't heard anything about people stealing other peoples sites and pictures, maybe I want to know more or not...hum,

The Van Noys said...

Hi! I hopped to your blog from a friend...so i guess you count me as one of the people who you have no clue that is reading...but I think what happens a lot if people blog hop...and a lot of times people come to your site and maybe stay 2 seconds before realizing they didn't mean to come to this page or are no longer interested...at least that is what I have deduced my blog "stats"...does yours give you a time for how long a visitor stays on your page? Anyways...multiple babies fascinate people (what you didn't know;)...

Anyways...I just wanted to comment because I often wonder the same thing...who is reading this and why? And lets just hope they are normal women like you and me just hopping around looking for advice, ideas, and some laughs!

Your girls are adorable by the way!

Am said...

Hey I just found it. So I guess I am a guilty reader. It's Amber Lewis. I am totally wondering if I should do the private thing too.

breymom said...

Hi I keep trying to post and it won't let me so, here's one more try, I remember Youth Conference and you said you wanted to be a MOM I thought that was so admirable but, couldn't say the same at the time:) That's about the last I knew of you and now look you got to be a Mom to three at one time LOL

Karebear said...

Hi, Chelsey! This is your cousin, Kara. I am getting on here through Mandy's blog. It has been fun to see how much your family is changing and keeping up on your life. I am sorry I haven't commented yet. Forgive me.
How are you? I hope well and happy!!

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