So, I have two cousins that posted something on their blogs that got me thinking.
One cousin posted his irks about private blogs - I happen to echo those feelings, by the way. He said that he doesn't like it when his blog is linked in a private blog and he isn't invited to view the private blog. Is that considered blogging world rude? We found that happened to us . . . and I say that is most definitely rude. :)
A curiosity of my own . . . when people list the blogs they follow on their own blog, why do they include the private blogs? Any answers out there?
The other cousin (who labors under the delusion that he is magic - lol) noted the views/hits to his blog. As he is able to "magically" tell where people are visiting from, he asked that those who visited his blog "stand up and be counted". :) He wanted a comment to let him know who they were. I think that is a great idea. Since then, I have commented on the blogs I visit regularly. If I visit a blog, I leave a comment. Isn't that the blogging world polite thing to do? :)
Anyway, I developed magic powers of my own and see that I have visitors from Scottsdale, Arizona - Phoenix, Arizona and Chandler, Arizona (Phoenix and Chandler use Cox Communications). Now, I do believe that I have family in Arizona - - but who are they? Who in the world do I know from Scottsdale (they use the IP Maricopa)? Or, better yet, who knows me? ;)
In a world of Caller ID, we always seem to know who called our home but didn't leave a message. In the world of blogs, we sometimes never know who "visited our home" but didn't leave a message.