My Anonymous "Friends"
The move went well. I am horribly busy trying to unpack and stay caught up with school and sleep. I still have no internet at home but as soon as I do I plan on writing a proper post. For now though, I have a few minutes to kill at the computer school lab and there is an interesting revelation I wanted to share.
I don't think my life is particularly fascinating so it is always a surprise to see who has left comments. I suppose people read my blog the same reason I read theirs. I'm nosey! lol I especially enjoy other bloggers from Chicago as their blogs often introduce me to new restaurants, shows, neighborhoods, cafes, bars, etc that I might not have discovered on my own. I must thank my fellow Chicago blogger, Luis, for introducing me to the Google statistics option. That has allowed me to find out even MORE about the visitors to my blog. And wow, have I found out some shady things.
Anyone is free to leave a comment on my blog. Most people who do leave one have a blogger account so I know who they are. Occaisionally I get an "Anonymous" comment. Sometimes the "anonymous" person is just a friend who doesn't have an account (my favorite "kylie fan" or my favorite "cunty bitch"). Sometimes the "anonymous" is truly a random stranger (I recall one guy from LA leaving comments awhile back). BUT, sometimes I get an "anonymous" comment and I can't help but suspect it really isn't so "anonymous" based on the writing style and general tone of the comments.
Well, I recently found a way to compare the IP addresses of blogger members who have left comments with the IP addresses of some of the "anonymous" commentors. Much to my surprise many of the addresses matched. What does this mean? Well, it means I have some shady "anonymous friends" who seem to get off leaving rude comments but don't have to balls to say who they are. Does this make me angry? Not at all! In fact, I doubt I will even bother confronting this person/persons. I figure they will probably read this post too and feel like a dumb ass since their attempt to be sneaky and anonymous wasn't as sneaky and anonymous as they would have liked.