One of the more entertaining things about having this blog thing is periodically reviewing the site meter to see how people link to your site or who visits on a regular basis. It's pretty easy to ID who's who at a certain point -- including site meter giving you the longitude and latitude of the IP address -- and even more so after someone posts a comment and thus removes their anonymity forever by allowing you to ID their IP. I'm up to about 15 hits a day so it's really a veritable juggernaut for The Know-All.
Today someone found my site my typing "Stephen Gan filipino chinese". This is the owner of my company: why is someone looking him up based on his ethnicity? (and why did an article from a London paper I posted awhile ago come up first?) Or this one today got me a referral: "japanese women bodies." And this: "Priestess Hello Master." Many hits come from work-related things, so I try to change the syntax on these posts a bit so that I don't get searched out by employers who will be annoyed if I reveal too many deep, dark secrets of the Visionaire world. A bunch come from referring URLs on friends' sites: nice. Some come from the "most recently updated" list of blogs on Blogger. And I get a lot of hits from people looking up "Lamb and Jaffey", a restaurant in Greenpoint that I reviewed eons ago (and I haven't been in a while, but its not so great), and from the place I stayed in while on Phu Quoc in Vietnam "Mai House Resort." I especially love when I can see someone whose whole name I posted in the context of a story search themselves out. Over and over and over.
So yeah, I can see you. But don't be afraid. And thanks for reading.