Friday, April 14, 2006

A Detailed Account of My Neuroses

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?

7 comments:

bufflo said...

Surely your tracker must have some kind of feature to ignore certain IP addresses? If it doesn't, I recommend you switch. You're probably on a lot of different IPs, but even with cabel/dsl modems (and dynamic IPs) you tend to get the same one pretty often. So the exclusion list won't have to be expanded that often.

Gigi said...

I am so confused. What exactly did you just say???
Teehee...

bufflo said...

On my tracker (statcounter.com) it looks like this...

Enjoy those courtside seats! Go Lakers... eh Knicks.

Chad said...

Did I really use Adulterer?

I'm the scrabble king!

Chad said...

Adulterer:
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/adulterer

Merriam Webster agrees.

...except that it typically is used in reference to a Man cheating. She wasn't that hot though. I'll allow the infraction.

bluetoiletduck said...

wouldnt checking your own blog on a regular basis make you, in a way, narcissistic?

Gigi said...

Chad - You actually used adultress! You are so smart.

Blue Toilet Duck - Checking one's own blog consistently is indeed very narcissistic. Having a blog where someone constantly talks about herself is even more so. And hell, posting comments on one's own blog - absolutely, completely, 100% ludicrous. Nevertheless, no shame here...