Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Paranoid. Who me?

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What is your immediate response when the views on your blog take a steep up tick and continue for more than one or two posts?
Is it:
1. Woo Hoo. Maybe I should run a couple of ads and make a little extra money.
2. Oh no. The hackers are after me.
3. Crap. I posted something that caught Big Brother's Eye.  Or another country's Big Brother.

My reaction:
1. Are pragmatists and positive thinkers....Lucky ducks.
2 and 3. Those of us who are paranoid, conspiracy theorists, fiction writers whose thoughts immediately go in a seething cauldron of speculation that takes us one step past the brink of  expected response and sometimes normality.

What about you? What is your reaction to an upsurge of views?

39 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I had a similar HUGE upswing over the last few days. Mostly from France and Brazil. I suspect they will become bored quickly.

Adam said...

I see that from time to time, it happens

Valerie-Jael said...

I just take it as it comes - sometimes there are more, sometimes less - that's life! Hugs, Valerie

Barbara said...

I don't really think about it - but maybe I should!

nashvillecats2 said...

As I've been off line that hasn't happened to me but then I never get an upsurge anyway....lol

Yvonne.

Andrew said...

I haven't checked for over a year. I should I guess. Comments rather than blog hits are more important to me.

Pat Hatt said...

The Russians are coming! What? No? Okay, it was just the aliens stalking me.

CJ Kennedy said...

I would think, especially if I switched browsers, that I forgot to check the box not to count my views under Stats. On the other hand, just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. =^,.^=

RO said...

The 1st time it happened, it did make me a little nervous,(lol) but then I felt more like Valerie, and just went with the flow, counting my blessings. Almost always, it happens when a mad rush of people read about a specific abuse topic. Great post and Happy Tuesday, Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

Out on the prairie said...

I always wonder how they liked it andwhat title drew them in

Birgit said...

I never even think about it to be honest so I guess, ignorance is bliss.

H.R. Bennett said...

I honestly haven't paid close attention. My upticks are always when I actually post something and stop being lazy. XD

Sandra Cox said...

Interesting. I haven't noticed France and Brazil.

Sandra Cox said...

Sure does.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, it is.

Sandra Cox said...
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Sandra Cox said...

I love new viewers but when I get an abnormal swarm for any length of time, I worry about hacking.

Sandra Cox said...

We're glad you are back online, Yvonne:)

Sandra Cox said...

Especially by our blog buds, right?

Sandra Cox said...

Hmm, actually that was part of my uptick for awhile...no not the aliens...at least I don't think so....Ha!

Sandra Cox said...

Exactly! Ha.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks:)
And a happy Tuesday to you, Rockin Ro.
Hugs back,

Sandra Cox said...

All yours draw me in, Steve:)

Sandra Cox said...

I can get behind that!

Sandra Cox said...

Your posts are well worth the wait. A lot of time and creativity go into them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't ever check my stats, but did so after reading your post. If you check again and see some Linux user, you will know I've visited. Most seem to be on Windows. I did see a lot from the Ukraine, but I'm not sure what that means, since I'm not political (or at least don't try to be). I would say you were getting some new traffic to your blog and might enjoy that time to welcome them. Yet, again, who knows. I'm probably more paranoid than most, since I refuse to run Windows, and most things google. Only my blog is google. Everything else is hidden behind a bunch of firewalls and ad blockers.

Christine said...

I should check more often, sometimes there is a reason for it other than what we think.

Nick Wilford said...

I have to be honest, I don't look at my views, though I probably should. It's about interaction for me and if I have a good engagement with comments then I'm happy.

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Lee said...

I very rarely check...once in a blue moon and even less...

Sandra Cox said...

Good for you for using firewalls and ad blockers, Elizabeth!

Sandra Cox said...

That's true, Christine.

Sandra Cox said...

Nothings better than comments from our friends.

Sandra Cox said...

With ya on the math, FSG:)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Most of the time, I'm lucky if I get more than a few dozen hits on my blog. But there have been a few posts where I did get a few hundred; I thought it might have been because of certain keywords that were popular, like when I blogged about online dating.

Sandra Cox said...

I go through periods when I do and when I don't.

Sandra Cox said...

Keywords do play a role don't they?

Magic Love Crow said...

I have never even looked at my stats! LOL! I don't even know where to look! LOL! I am bad!

Jeanie said...

I figure it's all in the tagging and the sharing so I don't worry about it much. If, on the other hand, they start spammy comments, then I wonder!