Lemonade Life

Monday, November 28, 2005

Peek-A-Boo, I See You...

I'm turning into an obsessive-compulsive counter checker.

A counter checker? you ask.

Yes. I obsessively check StatCounter.com to see how many people are visiting me, where they are from and what website told them about me. It's ridiculous. It's insane. I also don't think it's very useful.

I don't understand where these counters get their information since it always seems like they're leaving people out. Maybe it's because I think people live places other than where StatCounter is recording. Maybe it's because certain people are visiting more often that I would have imagined. But the point is that I know there are people, lots of you in fact, who are visiting on at least a some-what regular basis.

You can't hide, I know you're there.

Now, I don't know if you randomly dropped by because you're searching for a lemon merangue pie recipe or because your teenage daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. But for those of you who are returning or regular readers, I want to know more about you! Mostly for kicks. Tell me your name, your cat's name (or dog, or goldfish), if you're personally affected with diabetes, where you're from, the coolest thing you've ever done, why on earth you have any interest at all in the life of a 20-year-old kid with diabetes.

Even if I already *know* you, say hi.

Come on. Do it for the children.


At November 28, 2005 8:39 PM , Anonymous Rebecca said...

counters/stats are fun (the website kind not the math class kind)

It pulls info based on your ISP and headers your browser sends.
Some ISPs are harder to figure out than others. I'm gonna guess most AOL ones will say VA so that throws it off a bit. Go to showmyip.com and you see all kinds of info about you.

Anyways, onto your questions...
My name is Rebecca
I have a cat named Panther and another named Lilac and a yet to be named dwarf hamster
I am personally affected by diabetes
I'm from Ohio
Me, coolest thing, hmmm, I dunno.
Visit you, Because you're cool.

At November 29, 2005 5:53 AM , Blogger Violet said...

Hey A. I'm here because you came to see me :) and then I was visiting Sandra and saw her link to you there I would rather blog hop than start work and...

I'm too hungry to answer your other questions (see today's post). But I think you know already why I'm interested. Please keep writing.

At November 29, 2005 10:41 AM , Anonymous gina said...

Lets play tag, You are it....

At November 29, 2005 12:06 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

Hey Allison...

Thought I'd say HI :). I got to get me one of those stat/counter things...though, on second thought, I can see how those things can be addictive.

My name is Andrea
I have Type 1 myself- had it for 3.5 years
I had a cat named Toby til I moved just about a week and a half ago..I miss him :(
I live in CT
And I'm visiting here, b/c I like to read about other people's experience with the disease and I like your writing style. I'm sure I'm one of many that frequent your site :)

At November 30, 2005 7:22 AM , Blogger Kerri. said...

I'm Kerri (or SixUntilMe, which has become sort of my new moniker).

I have three cats and many tumbleweeds of cat hair: Siah, Abby, and Prussia the Cat.

I'm pretty personally affected by diabetes, both having it myself and caring about all of you guys.

The coolest thing I've ever done? I can't write about that here. I'd probably get arrested. :)

I'm interested in your life because I support my fellow diabetics, forging friendships in the process. That's a win-win, kiddo.

How's that for kicks?

At November 30, 2005 8:20 AM , Blogger julia said...

I don't have one of thes stat counter things. I feel like a Luddite. I'd probably obsess about it, too.

I'm Julia, from Massachusetts
I have a dog, Sadie, one indoor cat named Oscar, who is the clumsiest cat in the world. Two outdoor cats: Moose, who is as big as his name implies, and BobbyCat, who is a Manx and adopted me. I feed her, she keeps coming around and sleeping in my garage.
One husband, three children, one of whom has type 1 diabets.
That's what brought me here - finding a link to this site on somoene else's site.
Coolest thing I've done? Ummmm....

At December 01, 2005 7:53 AM , Anonymous Jen said...

OK, I'll admit it. I visit your site some what regularly. I found your site through a link on the "six until me" blog, which I got from other site. It's amazing how many other diabetics you can find on the OC by following links. I decided I would answer your questions. My name is Jen. I am a freshman in college. I have a black lab named Toby. I have had diabetes for 17 years, I've been pumping for 6 of them. I am from MI. Hmmmm... The coolest thing I've ever done..... I stayed for a week in a cabin in Colorado in the mountains, and it was awesome. I visit your site to read about another diabetic college student. It makes me feel better to see that other people are going through the same experiences I am, and is thriving. Thanks for letting me read!

At December 01, 2005 3:40 PM , Anonymous Bethany said...

Hi, Allison my name is Bethany. I am 21 years old and I have diabetes since July 2001. I have been on the deltec cozmo since July 2005. I wish I was bold and felt confident enough to make my own blog, but I am scarcely brave enough to post on here. I am in third year university and have 2 more years to go in a concurrent BA/BEd program. I am from Ontario, Canada and I have large ketones right now. I’ve never done anything anyone else would think is cool



At December 02, 2005 6:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi. my daughter was dx january 25, 2005 one day after my divorce from my abusive husband was finalized. i figure god thought i needed something more to fill my time since the divorce mess was final :) i check all the blogs to see what's new, what has happened and what to look forward to. i love sites like yours because it describes a bright future for my little . i'm sorry, i don't truly buy into the "cure in your lifetime" line. i want to, but the realist in me knows the company interest. so i'm really excited about new developments. check out lifeafterdx where the blogger is trying the continuous bg monitor. diabetes mine has the link. this looks really cool. anyway, keep up the good work.

At December 03, 2005 11:12 PM , Anonymous Bethany said...

PS. I like the audio submissions


At December 04, 2005 4:08 PM , Blogger Wil said...

Hi Wil here. a.k.a. Printcrafter from Talkfest.

I just discovered the "map" on the blog counter today. How COOL is that?

I too check my counter on LifeAfterDX waaaaay to often, but it is so wonderful to see people are reading you!

I topped 1,000 visitors about a week after I started, I was so pysced! (Not sure about the spelling there, but you know what I mean.)

To Beth: I don't belive it. I bet you've done something totally awesome that we'd all be jellous about!

At December 13, 2005 12:33 PM , Anonymous Kevin said...

Like the "kevin said..." above would indicate, my name is Kevin.

My wife and I have just recently adopted a beagle/basset pup. We call him Jorge.

I'm 32 years old, have had diabetes for 27 of 'em, and have been on a pump for the past 5.

I'm from Philadelphia, but live in DC (okay, the close-in suburbs of DC -- I've just recently moved out of the city and I'm still coping with my new suburban lifestyle as well as the fact that I can't say "I live in DC" anymore).

Some of the coolest things I've done is travel - England, Japan, Guatemala, Costa Rica, New Mexico, Maine.

I've recently found the O.C. and check in on a bunch of sights almost daily. It's been really great reading all these post that hit so close to home.

Thank you.

At January 03, 2006 1:49 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

Hi, I'm Rachel and I am a statcounter addict.

I know you read my blog (hahaha!!!) and know that I'm type 2 and my husband is type 1. We live in Colorado.


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