We ditched our Dish Network and got Brighthouse. They had a great bundle pack…cable, internet and phone for $110. That is saving us about $90/month. Awesome. Although, saving is not a word that made it into our vocabulary. Because, that $90 is gone before it’s ever really saved.
Anyway, we aren’t sbcglobal anymore. Although, I got to keep my email address. We are now Road Runner which is the internet part of Brighthouse.
Which leads me to one of my little random pellet poops…
I was inspecting my sitemeter the other day. I noticed that someone from Winnsboro, South Carolina has been stalking my blog daily. Sometimes for hours.
I was starting to get worried about someone stealing my posts, because that seems to be par for the blogging course…blogpost thievery.
I was starting to be a little concerned that, perhaps, there were in-laws in South Carolina that I was unaware of and they were reading my blog, post by post.
I don’t know. I was thinking all sorts of awful thoughts.
Until I realized that it’s me. I’m the one that is stalking my blog. Road Runner shows up on my sitemeter as being from South Carolina for some strange reason. Of course, why would anyone really be stalking my blog or stealing my posts anyways? I mean, duh.
I’m so glad I came to this realization or it would have been just another thing stressing me out.
I was driving home from my shrink appointment today, feeling very sorry for myself because it was one of *those* kinds of appointments. I had the radio blasting a song that I recognized and even knew some of the words to but have no clue what the bands name is. Suddenly, this feeling overtook me. I felt like I was the lead in the movie of my life and the music blaring were for the opening or closing credits. It was such a strange and surreal feeling. It lasted for a mile and then, poof, I was back to reality.
Has something like that ever happened to any of you?
Last random piece of poopie for the day.
I can’t promote and pimp my blog as often as I used to. It’s making me bummed that my lack of presence on Twitter and wherever else I hang out is reflecting itself in visits and comments. But? Something has to give, right? I can’t do everything. And I guess promoting my brand (do you know how much I hate that expression) is the least of my priorities!
The thing is, it makes you realize how fair-weather some of the blogging friends are if you aren’t constantly in their faces. People that, you assumed, you were close with.
That’s the one piece that has been really kind of a reality check.
Not all your bloggy friends are friends. More like…bloggy acquaintainces.
Like real life only, online.
Oh yeah. Thank you for checking up on me on Twitter. My heart is still all fluttery and skippy. I’ll find out more on Monday and will keep you posted. It’s driving me nuts, this constant thumping and skipped beat feeling and I really wish there was something that I could take to make it go away. BUT. As of right now, nothing.
So. Until I know more on Monday, I have to deal. And complain a lot. Thank you for patiently listening to me!
You people rock.
You see to me to be doing really well, Melissa. Seriously. School, therapy, etc. I’m really proud of YOU and even though you’re not online as much, I really do believe that is a seriously good thing.
Also, I’ve stalked my own blog, too, before. Our IP changes every few weeks for some reason and I’ll go the stats and see someone from MY HOMETOWN stalking my blog and I freak out … until I realize the IP has been reset again. Oy. 😉
Tara R. says
There have been times when I feel like I’m just a character in a movie. I should have held out for a hotter actress to play me.
I’ve noticed you’ve been around a lot less often, and have missed you. It seems like a lot of people are taking it slow lately. And, that isn’t such a bad thing. I’d rather be working or doing something production for my family, so I am online waaay to much.
.-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Bridge to summer? =-.
Truth be told, I very rarely get comments from Twitter. I get the hits not the comments. Which is fine by me. Ahem.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that it’s good that you’re some taking time off your online life. It’s sooo easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all. So don’t ever feel the need to apologize for it. K?!
And lastly, I may not comment every single time. But I ALWAYS read you. Only because I love you.
Lotsa hugs and lotsa love.
.-= Brenda´s last blog ..Anyone wants to be my fake husband? =-.
Joni Golden says
I laughed out loud about the site meter – I did the same thing when my Web site was being hosted.
I’ve sometimes felt like I was outside looking in on my life, which I suppose is kind of like watching a movie. I just wish I could reach in and fix everything before the feeling passes.
You’re right that something’s gotta give, contrary to popular belief, we can’t do it all, or at least not all at once. You’re raising five kids and working and going to school and being married… that you can find any time at all to blog is kind of amazing.
I have noticed that when you write, you have something to say. I know lots of bloggers who write every day, and who could probably get by with writing twice a week.
Quality. Not quantity. 🙂
.-= Joni Golden´s last blog ..Justice O’Connor preaches gospel of judicial independence (with a who dat? chaser) =-.
Whenever I am alone in the car with music blaring, i start thinking “this is my soundtrack.” My soundtrack is relative short these days considering I’m NEVER ALONE. I love that feeling though — reminds you of the big picture.
Hope your heart’s okay!
.-= Kelly´s last blog ..To my sisters =-.
Mommy X says
Yep, something’s gotta give. Real life is always better than the virtual one. I have, by the way, had those car moments with a song. Too weird. Your best peeps will stick with you! We still need to get together. I’m not giving up but I do realize we are both busy. Eventually…oh, and how did things come out with the monitor thingy?
.-= Mommy X´s last blog ..A Post About My Dad =-.
Oh, please don’t think me fair weather! I’ve had to make the same decisions lately, too. The poor blog is coming dead last on the list of things that need to get done in a day. However, the things I am doing are all good things, so I try to put it in perspective. Hope we can find a way to meet up when the pressures lift a bit.
.-= MomZombie´s last blog ..Wardrobe malfunction, Part II =-.
I know a little bit what you’re going through – I’ve been dealing with some health stuff too, so I haven’t been posting as much. And when I am “around” online, I feel like I’m just being negative anyway so I don’t say much.
I always read you but usually from my reader. And I’m usually just too lazy to comment 😉
Hope things work out and you get some answers…
.-= Cathy´s last blog ..Limbo =-.
The Retired One says
Sometimes, bloggers have a busy life and don’t stop by as often as usual….they still love you, they just have a life, that’s all….you want them “well rounded” people, right? ha
I think it is good to take breaks and not promote your blog all the time. You need to have a rest from the stress for sure!! Hope you feel better (in all ways!) soon…I have always loved your blog and so do most of your many, many followers.
.-= The Retired One´s last blog ..Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!! =-.
karen Meg says
I’m never on twitter anymore, and hardly on my own blog :(… but that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about you…cuz I do quite often. You’ve got a ton on your plate right now, but blogs I find like anything, have ebbs and flows. Mine is tanking right now, but c’est that vie 🙂
.-= karen Meg´s last blog ..Postcards from the minivan and other fragments =-.
Balance is something that I always seem to be chasing.
.-= Jack´s last blog ..Was It Good Sex or Love =-.
I hate that when i don’t comment on every blog I read every day (which is ALOT) i don’t get any comments on my blog. It is frustrating and time consuming to comment on everything, and honestly, if I don’t have something genuine to say about the post i don’t want to comment. Just typing “yeah” or whatever gets so old and boring. if I can’t add to the conversation why bother? I want people to read my blog because they like me, not because there is some unspoken rule about you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours. Pimping is NOT my thing, and my numbers suffer for it. And it makes me want to quit somedays, but whatever. i keep bloggin because i like to, and it keeps my fmaily updateed if nothing else. But it still hurts my feeling when people i thought were “friends” turn out to be fairweather.
Sorry to vent. I hope you are feeling better!
.-= kate´s last blog ..2-15-10 =-.
We still have dish network, but I called the other day and unloaded a bunch of crap which made our monthly bill almost rival the national debt!
You have a lot going on in your life these days. We all know you are there, and you know we are here even though we have as much stuff going on in our lives. The point being – we don’t forget about each other – we stay in touch any way we can and when we can. I love the bites I hear from you when I CAN hear them above four rugrats at home competing for my every breath and second of life. You know what I mean – you have a houseful yourself.
Don’t worry about the stalkers; they are just a good way to give us a quick adrennalen (I have NO idea how to spell that word today), when everything else seems normal in our lives; and God knows, normal is not a word in our vocabulary these days.
Your still my shining light when all things seem dim in my own life.
.-= Carolyn´s last blog ..Don’t Ever Take Your Kids to a Movie When They’ve Read The Book =-.
Momo Fali says
It’s Monday and I’m just wondering what you heard.
I’ll check Twitter (I’m not on there much myself anymore either…it’s so hard to keep up with).
dysfunctional mom says
Mmm hmm, I definitely know the feeling….and it’s a bummer. It makes you wonder if you just end your blog and disappear….how many people would notice? How long would it take for them to notice? Would they care?
Mary @ Holy Mackerel says
I thought I was the only one who did that music/movie thing in the car! I do it all the time!!!
.-= Mary @ Holy Mackerel´s last blog ..The List, Or How To Do Toronto Real Good With Lots And Lots Of Puke and Poop =-.