JUST NOTICED A THING AND IT IS SUPER IMPORTANT!!!!!
tldr; THERE’S AN OPTION TO BLOCK UNREGISTERED OR LOGGED OUT USERS FROM SEEING YOUR BLOG NOW. IF IT’S OFF, THEY SEE THIS:
this is a BIG DEAL to me because I’ve been being actively stalked by my ex for more than a year now. we all know blocking does nothing since it doesn’t stop someone from going to your blog directly to see your posts while logged out.
well NOW YOU CAN OPT TO ONLY ALLOW LOGGED IN USERS TO VIEW YOUR BLOG. YES, EVEN YOUR MAIN.
this is FAR from fixing the problem since there’s no way to SEE which users have viewed your blog (so you can block them if you deem this necessary) or to only allow followers/mutuals to view your blog, but it’s a BIG step in the right direction. i’m sorta astounded i haven’t heard about this via another post but it’s important enough to me to make this post and let people know about it.
so PLEASE REBLOG THIS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT.
i’ll gladly endure the flood of notes this post is sure to bring if it means a bit of control and some peace of mind for anyone else out there who’s also living with the fear and anxiety of their blog being monitored by unwanted watchers.
i encourage anyone with this issue to create a statcounter account too.
statcounter is a free, easy to use site for monitoring site traffic. statcounter’s code tracks visitors to your site and its branch links (like readmores!) and the site itself offers a sizable, free storage log to record and store this information.
i’ve drawn up a complete how-to on installing and using statcounter over here.
This is really good for me because my brother looks at my blog sometimes without having an account, and I forget quite often. And he’s mentioned things to me that he’s seen on here that I’d rather he didn’t know about, at least not yet.