I stopped to look at my stats today and noticed something odd: my German stalker has not visited me since June 27th.
I wrote about this once before, just in an aside before going into my intended post. This mysterious reader from Germany has bothered me ever since I created my Stat Counter account. At first, I was pleased that someone from so far away was interested in what I had to say. I thought that perhaps the visitor was involved in immigration problems, perhaps a spouse of a US citizen and currently barred from admission.
German Stalker was one of the first visitors Stat Counter documented and managed to accumulate some outrageous stats. This IP has logged over 200 visits in the month I have had this counter–at least one of which lasted for more than 24 hours. Nearly 100 of these visits have taken place over the last 10 days. My counter provides a by country breakdown, and thanks to this one visitor, Germany is giving Mexico a run for its money and has on occasion beat both it and the US.
But now it has been nearly four days without German Stalker creeping around my blog. For the past month, I have been bothered by the mystery surrounding these visits–the why, the who or what, but mostly the why. Now, without German Stalker appearing in my stats, I wonder where did it go? Had it finally logged enough days on my blog that boredom set in? Was it ever real, or was it just some bot trolling my space?
Perhaps German Stalker is off creeping someone else’s blog out in this vast land of cyber space. Maybe a blog far more worthy of spending 24 hours + at a time with. And if so, let me say goodbye German Stalker! Keep up the creeping, you do it so well.