Whilst telling me about a lady in Bahrain who was caught cheating on her husband and thus jailed and branded an "adulterer" ("adultress?") one of my fave readers, Chad, mentioned the following in response to me writing back to him the very instant he posted a comment:
In other news...
You check your blog entirely too much ;)
It's cool though, people with shame produce boring post.
I wrote back in my own defense, which freed me of accusations of checking my blog too much, but incriminated me of being completely neurotic:
Actually, it's not that I check my blog entirely too much, it's that I check my email too much. Every time someone posts a comment, I get an email and then my email alerts me. It's pretty hi-tech, really.
Yes, I have no shame though and am not sorry to admit that if the above wasn't the case, I'd probably be checking my blog more often. Even more disgusting, the reason I don't check my blog often is because I am just neurotic enough to not want to interfere with my pathetic visitor numbers. For instance, I don't want to have to subtract my number of visits from the grand total at the end of the day. All in all, this simple act would probably be a lot less daunting than jumping through the hoops I do in order to avoid it.
Are neurotic and pathetic next of kin?