These are the folks reading my blog. Let me know if your experience varies.
EGOMANIACS: Friends, acquaintances – dare I say enemies – who want to see if I’m writing about them. They also want to get the inside track on what I’m up to for their own personal gain.
COMPETITION: They visit the blog to see what I’m covering since they desperately lack creativity.
IDENTIFIERS: These folks feel like they ‘know me.’ They comment on every post, send e-mails with leads and can be considered ‘#1′ fans. It’s nice…but a little scary.
ANONYMOUS: They come, they go. If they return, it will likely be by accident.
DROPPER-BY: This person stops by every few weeks. They’ll occasionally comment. They like your blog, but not enough to visit every day or become actively involved.
IP LOOKUP FREAK: Just because you attended fourth grade with someone apparently gives them license to ‘find you.’ They search high and low, discovering your blog while making a concerted effort to find you.
GOLDILOCKS: In my opinion, the best of the bunch. This reader is not too hot, not too cold; they maintain a nice balance. They pledge their allegiance to your blog but have a life beyond it.
Any other reader types you’ve experienced?