This is something that we bloggers may joke about. “Blog stalking”, as we call it, is when we visit a blog on a regular basis (usually, daily at a minimum).
– Visitor comes on too strong- too fast.– Stalker leaves comments that may mention other names.– You have no idea how this person found you and why they seem to think you are long lost friends.– Stalker may start leaving messages for you usuals, befriending all of your friends, or intruding on you online life. It’s like they are trying to steal your business.– Stalker may start emailing you instead of comments and it may be way too early in the relationship.-Stalker may make offers, like to give or do something for a contest on your site.
About half (46%) of stalking victims experienced at least one unwanted contact per week, and 11% of victims said they had been stalked for 5 years or more.
Approximately 1 in 4 stalking victims reported some form of cyberstalking such as e-mail (83%) or instant messaging (35%).
Women were at greater risk than men for stalking victimization; however, women and men were equally likely to experience harassment.
My personal advice to you is to go with your gut!
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