The story of BookOrBust blog began 8 years ago. Back then I was working to fulfill a promise to my late husband, write my first book, A Gift of Love. My writing coach at the time suggested I create a blog chronicling my writing journey. In this way, I could share my book-writing journey, create an online presence and a buzz, all in the hope that when A Gift of Love was completed and published, my reading public would beat a path to my door and buy my book.
My book is written, published, and my promise to the great man who loved me back is fulfilled. The rest is history.
...And, I continue to write BookOrBust--out of habit (writing practice is a wonderful thing and a blog satisfies my need for that); love (sentimental reasons about a promise to a man I won't forget); passion (I simply love writing), and to fingerhug my pen. These days I write about my writing tips, words of inspiration, daily activities, fun times and to highlight local businesses.
As every blogger knows, writing a blog requires maintenance. Maintenance is that behind-the-curtain happening. Think store front with secret back room. It's that place where a blogger writes, views, edits, and publishes each post; it's where she gets to see, among other things, her stats, i.e., who visits, what country they are from and how many times a day, week, month and year a visitor stops by; IP addresses are in that secret back room, also--an IP address is your Individual online fingerprint. One visit to the back-room, and all bloggers know if the Russians are here; if there is a porno site visitor, or hacker, scammer or spammer--you know, those pesky individuals who work to break into a site to steal passwords.
I'm posting this to alert the Hacker/Spammer/Stalker messing with BookOrBust's stats. My message is simple: STOP it. Just STOP it. Your secret is no secret any more. I know who you are.
Linda Della Donna