Blogger has this cool new gadget called "Followers," which I have renamed "Rooftop Friends." It is my understanding that it works a bit like a friends list on MySpace (or, in my case, crashMycomputerSpace). Now, please don't get me wrong. It's not about how many friends I have or don't have. It's more about the fact that I am nosey and want to know who some of you are!
With the Feedjit gadget I can see locations, and some identities of my visitors are obvious. My cousin Michelle lives in Joplin, Missouri; the Sonlight people are in Colorado; I've become reaquainted with friends in Killeen, Texas; my sister-in-law lives in Knoxville. Then there are those people who pop in once by accident, never to return. A marketing company overseas. Someone in London who Googled "underwear pictures." (I'm sure they were shocked by Justin and Owen!)
But there is this other group that falls somewhere in the middle. WHO ARE YOU?!?! Who lives in Ohio and comes to visit from Kara Bright's blog? Who keeps coming by direct link from France? Cordova, Tennessee...are you my cohort Lee Anne? There is also a returning visitor north of Jackson, near Kevin's first job as mathematics teacher at West Carroll High School.
So try the new gadget. Or don't. I'll still be up here having my coffee, wondering who you guys are!