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Thursday, January 21

What to do?

I woke up this morning and checked out my e-mail and some strange Chinese person had left a comment on my most recent post. It was all in Chinese. and it was a list of some sort that you could click on and it would take you some where else, some where I suspected, that one would not want to travel too, so I searched out a translator to see what it said. Judging by the names, they were all terrible sites. I deleted the post. I just hate that these freak-shows are out there. I know they can take my content and pictures easily off my site. What to do?

This is my first experience with this and I have been blogging for going on three years. I have thought of this many times. I have also met some people through blogging, that are wonderful. I would not have met them other wise. Troubling.....


Indie Banditas said...

Go into settings and make it an invitation only blog. Only invited guests will be able to view and access the photos.


Brooke said...

I've also had the very rare strange comment left on my blog. I tend to take the attitude that yes, there are a few wack-o's out there. But for the most part, I believe people are good and safe and not scary.

I choose to leave my blog open to the public because I, too, enjoy "meeting" new friends through it. I also refuse to have the occassional weirdo dictate how my blog is set up.

I highly doubt that you are being stalked by a Chinese-writing, blog-reading psychopath. More likely, it was just a random hit.

One of my all-time favorite blogs is written by a woman whose husband is an FBI agent. She frequently posts pictures of herself & her kids, talks about their daily life, etc. I figure if she can risk it, knowing exactly how PSYCHO people can truly be, then so can I.

Cristy said...

That's so random and scary! Hmmm. I don't know. Just follow your gut!

Maryann said...

"Just follow your heart. That's what I do." Sorry that probably isn't helpful but, I thought Napoleon would have some words of wisdom for you. He is the source of all knowledge. The I Ching...maybe, that's the "Godfather".

Mia said...


Thought this would be a good time to present myself. I found your blog just around the time when you were moving to Seattle.

We also had plans to move (from London) to Seattle around that time, but things got in the way (baby), so have pushed a year or so.

My name is Mia and I am a Swedish mom living in London since 10years back.

I have been meaning to say something, I usually don't read blogs without letting the author know who I am, but I don't know why I have never said anything.

Anyway, I though you should know who at least one of your anonymous readers are. You truly inspire me and i love reading about your thoughts on life and the journey your family is taking through home schooling.

Please feel free to visit my blog

miaspearls.blogspot.com to see for yourself who I am. It's a mix of "my life" and photo blog, but since I have been feeling absolutely crap for the past 6months *thanks to pregnancy*, I haven't done a single post since July, I have to start blogging again..

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi.

Kind regards,

Mia said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, I am also homeschooling my children boy 7 and girl 4.

ShelleyG said...

I know it can be unnerving, but i wouldn't give it much thought. I think posts like that are people going through blogs at random fishing for a response. Maybe I am naive, but it doesn't seem threatening, especially if it wasn't even in your language. :)

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