I added a SiteMeter stat tracker to this here blog a few months after I actually started writing it. It's all kinds of fun. I can figure out what the hell happened when visits suddenly skyrocket (Hi, MNspeakers!). Sometimes it's hilarious to see where someone has linked my blog. I can see what bizarre search terms lead people here (with the weather turning colder, it seems everyone wants to know about beard conditioners).
There's a less-fun side to the stat tracker, though. I got a bit obsessive last week about checking on obsessive visits to the blog. Is it really necessary to visit 10 or 15 times a day? I mean, I write fairly often, but not that often. I've been somewhat cautious about what I've written because I don't want to get any more freaky e-mails, which came in the midst of all the obsessive blog visits.
I really dislike feeling like I have to censor myself so as not to set off someone else's crazy. But I really don't want to deal with someone else's crazy. I guess that's the trade-off I have to make. Maybe I shouldn't even be writing this, but fuck it. I am.