Skip to main content

Are you a true stalker?


Oh come on, I don't mean the really scary kind, or even the paparazzi kind that the celebs hate (and are really annoying I've seen). I'm talking about the benign type of stalker that just checks in on your sites everyday to see what you are doing, keeps track of little details about you (like hit counts and interesting photos) and knows your birthday. Are you one of those types of stalkers? Have you gotten to know someone purely by following their activities online?

stalker, (noun), 1. someone who walks with long stiff strides, 2. someone who stalks game, 3. prowler: someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions.

I like the one with long strides! lol! They must be writing letterbox clues to the boxes I cannot find, "take 30 paces then look for the third bunch of ferns on your right..."

I don't mind having a stalker, to be honest, as I don't have anything to hide. I would not want to have a criminal stalker, however, seeking my ill...but I really didn't need to say that, huh?

I am honored that someone might want to see what I'm blogging about, or what stamps I've carved recently. Are those stalkers that check my blogs daily? Well, if so, then I'm a stalker, too, as I check my blog roll daily of the blogs I'm following to see if anyone shared their heart, pet peeves or favorite photographs for all to see. Actually, if you post something for the public to see, and folks want to see it, does that really make them stalkers? Simply interested? Or living vicariously through the lives of others?

I found THIS interesting website googling 'stalker'. It would seem that stalking warrants it's own homepage, so there must be a lot of folks doing it. (It doesn't look like the website has been updated for quite some time...perhaps the webmaster went into hiding!)

I think there needs to be another moniker for those that 'stalk' blogs and websites for entertainment. In looking in the thesaurus for some suggestions, ironically I found things like pursue...trail, tread, to seek and endeavor. Most appropriate for most letterboxers I know, to be honest! Perhaps letterboxers are the best stalkers out there!

[On a serious note, being stalked by a criminal stalker can be a life-threatening nightmare. If you think that you are being cyber-stalked, seek help and information at The National Center for Victims of Crime website.]

Comments

Ari C'rona said…
Okay, I confess, I must be a stalker... see you in a bit! :oP
Kaaren said…
I prefer being a "follower" of a blog or site. :)
Anonymous said…
hee hee, my grammy said I was just being nosey^.^

Popular posts from this blog

Our History with Saber Forge

UPDATE, April 19, 2012: we purchased new sabers from Ultra Saber LLC. To see a review, go HERE.
* * *
Saber Forge's Ambassador saber hilt
This post is to document and record the history of our experience with a company called Saber Forge. I would like this information to serve as information and perhaps a warning to all that are interested in purchasing a machined lightsaber, and/or are considering Saber Forge.

Saber Forge makes and sells lightsabers to be used as props with Star Wars costumes. When we started looking to purchase lightsabers that had the ability to light, Lisa posted for information on the Rebel Legion website. She was contacted by Mr. Phil Isherwood, owner of SaberForge.

Saber Forge

It is most unfortunate that we have had problems with the sabers. I love the hilt, to be honest, and felt that we got what we paid for; however, the lingering problems and now the complete lack of customer service is most troubling.

[We were so excited about purchasing these blades…

Just Throwin' It Around

I have a friend who just got engaged to be married. As he was detailing the way he proposed to his beloved, something he said caught my attention. In the course of his adult life, dating and living, he had promised himself that he would only use the actual word love towards the one who he was going to marry. He further explained that it was his thought that people 'throw the word love around carelessly' and that it had a special meaning, one meaning. For him, it was only to be used in speaking to his soon-to-be wife.

I can see his point, especially when thinking about dating. I know it happens, all too often, that relationships proceed a little too quickly and emotions peak prompting hasty pronouncements of love and devotion only to be rescinded down the line, after the passion has worn off. Careful and introspective we must be when experiencing and building a new relationship that we don't bite off more than we can chew, so to speak. I agree with my engaged friend - w…

Confession

I am a maker and collecter of Artist Trading Cards. In my world, we call them "Letterboxer Trading Cards", because they are made by letterboxers and they must have a hand-carved stamp featured on the card. I have made hundreds, even thousands of these cards, and enjoy the hobby immensely (samples shown are a few of my cards). I also collect them from other artists and letterboxers, and have a collection numbering (also) in the thousands.



So, here's the confession: I HATE LOGGING THEM! Yes, that's right, I said 'hate'. I know, that's pretty strong, but it is the only way I can adequately describe the feeling of dread that comes over me the second after I enjoy receiving them in the mail. If I were a disciplined person, I would immediately make my way to the computer, sign into to my favorite letterboxing site and let these wonderful friends know how much I love their efforts, thus easing their minds that their hard work arrived safe and sound in my care. Bu…