Blog Trolls: Do They Really Think They’re Anonymous?

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A family member found my blog this past Tuesday. It’s my evil SIL!! I have no clue how she found me — I don’t reveal my full name online — or even why she is going through it with a fine toothed comb. OK, I am 99% positive that she is looking for ammunition to use against me somehow. That’s the only explanation I can think of right now.

I am sure she thinks I have no idea she found me, though. But guess what? I have a hidden StatCounter that tracks EVERYONE’S IP address, length of visit, location AND longitude and latitude (from SiteMeter). I can see where you are, what Internet provider you are using and what pages you read. I can also see which of my graphics and pictures she illegally downloaded (my blog is copyrighted). I also know she was at work — the IP address comes up as the name of the medical office she works for — and should be doing just that, working, instead of trolling through my blog for 8 hours, two days in a row.

And what was with coming to my blog at 1 o’clock yesterday morning? Damn she was on it until 3 am! Does she really have nothing better to do? Guess not, huh? She doesn’t even like me, why is my blog so bloody interesting to her? She’s never treated me like I was part of this family…EVER. Or really even been cordial to me.

Well, hell…I AM a good writer, damn it!! I haven’t been personally asked to write for five, count ’em, five other sites for nothin’!

She was back on again yesterday. All freaking day! AGAIN. Since 11:30 am? Damn, woman, you that bored? I wonder if she’ll come back today. Probably, considering she hasn’t quite read every post and finished going to every link...yet.

I must be simply fascinating! Oh, who am I kidding? I freaking ROCK!!

Please note: If you are going to troll my blog, visit my friends — yep, I can see that, too — and go through each and every post I have ever written, why don’t you just leave a comment and be done with it? Anonymity isn’t what it used to be. Not on the world wide webby, anyway. There is always a way to track your visitors and block IP addresses.

By the way, why , exactly, did you subscribe to my blog? I can see that, too. And just to reiterate, my blog and all it’s contents are copyrighted. And unless you have express permission from moi, ANYTHING you download, print out, etc., is a violation of that protection/law, so I suggest you delete them now.

Blog Trolls are so annoying, aren’t they? I’m hoping she got a good eye full and enjoyed herself. I guess she must have, since she has read damn near every post I have ever written, clicked on every link and downloaded nearly every picture! Again, so not cool and totally illegal because I am copyrighted. Not that personal boundaries or etiquette have ever meant anything to her. Oh, well. I have never written a single thing here on my blog that isn’t completely true or my personal opinion or belief. I just report the facts, Ma’am!

I almost forgot…she clicked on my Amazon links. I’m dying over that one! I have had Amazon for over a year and made bupkis. Now my SIL clicks on them and I may have made some extra dough from it, so it’s not all bad.

Bonus time:All her trolling has sent my stats through the roof! I have so many page views and returning visits, now!

I also found a couple of great posts about Blog Trolls while I was surfing for images earlier. The descriptions of them are hilarious! I am sure many of you have had at least one of these different types of trolls at one time or another. I think it’s funny how we all know a “stalker” that fits into one of those categories. “She who must not be named” anyone? πŸ˜›

The holidays are going to be extra fun this year. πŸ˜€ *evil grin*

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I'm Shan and I 'm the creator of The Asylum and a magnet for The Free Range Stupidβ„’. I'm a little nutty, a lot sarcastic and pretty damn smart. I am also a graphic designer, blog coder, virtual assistant, free lance writer and can whip you up a killer resume, media kit or press release that would make others green with envy. Go to Skewed Design Studios to check out my services. You won't be disappointed.

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  1. Heather says:

    You are off your rocker in a good way Shan, hysterical! *also waves to SIL*

  2. Jenna says:

    LOL! I think it is hilarious when individuals think they can get on your site and not be *seen*. I've found several people looking on my blog before and when I say something "How'd you know??" It's the internet dude. I know anything.

  3. Sheilacakes says:

    I don't like trolls either. Maybe she is jealous of you.
    Great pictures of your SIL on this post.

  4. Bloggymommy says:

    lol Good luck! Hope she gets back to work. Don't ya just love statcounters? πŸ™‚

  5. Amanda says:

    Hey, I'd love a troll who increases my stats like that. I say keep feeding the troll so they keep feeding your stats. It can be a symbiotic relationship. Baaaaaa back at ya!

  6. April says:

    LOL!!! I wonder what she'll think when she reads THIS post….

  7. Gena says:

    Oh Lord! someone needs to get a life! Cyber stalk someone else. πŸ™‚

  8. Ok, I won't "Troll" you anymore. I promise.

    :Waving Hi to your sister in law:

  9. Heather says:

    You are off your rocker in a good way Shan, hysterical! *also waves to SIL*

  10. Intense Guy says:

    Maybe she just stares at that rotating ribbon thingy…its all nice and shiny…

  11. bookreviewsbybobbie says:

    A very interesting post, Shan.
    Way to feed your Troll! (What happened to the DDFTT?) You just gave your SIL a first-rate, all you can eat, Troll buffet. I hope things calm down and in the mean time, enjoy the Stats increase!

    -Bobbie

  12. LOL that ribbon is hypnotic.

  13. karissa says:

    you are so funny.

    i want to know how I can see when people download my pics. i am copyrighted too. email/pm me. =)

  14. Well, at least she isn't like my sister and leaves mean comments anonymously thinking I can't trace it back to her. LOL.

  15. Devon says:

    LOL I love this post! Isn't family great?! πŸ˜‰

  16. orbitmom says:

    I know your feeling all too well! I have 4 SILs, and two have been fair to me, while the other two have been downright mean. I'm sure we could sit for hours and exchange stories!

  17. Becca says:

    Wow great post lol A lady was "stalking" my mom for a while and I laughed each time she and her friends came to my blog through my mom's blog πŸ™‚

  18. Miss Behavin says:

    Too funny! Never commented before – but had to comment to keep from being a troll! HA!! Have a great weekend!!

  19. StacieinAtlanta says:

    You should consider contacting the doctors office where she works and asking if something is wrong because a computer has been on there for a certain amount of hours each day and you are concerned.

    Here is a big middle finger…err I mean wave to your sister in law. I gots the crazies in my family too. πŸ˜‰

  20. LadyStyx says:

    ooh. StacieinAtlanta beat me to it. Actually, I'm mean enough to consider printing off the proof and sending it to the Human Resources office of said medical office.

    Time to invest in some troll-b-gone.

  21. MsNotorious says:

    I am not trolling, I promise! Came upon you through The Creative Junkie and have been enjoying my day off by reading your hilarious posts.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Shan says:

      Don’t you just love Andy? She is quite possibly the funniest person on the planet! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. Thank you for the compliment. πŸ™‚

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