Ok, so I've been looking at my blog statistics lately to see how many hits I've been getting. Yeah, yeah, I know, how vain of me. Now, normally I get about 100-200 hits a day. It's been averaging that roughly every day since I started this blog back in April. The only exception is that every month on the 8th, I get a 'flood' of 500 or so hits. I started my blog on April 7th, and the first 500 hit flood came the next day. This 500 hit flood happens like clockwork every month on the 8th. I suspect that this is a search engine re-indexing my site. That's fine. However, for the last 2 days (yesterday and today), somthing weird has been happening.
Starting yesterday, I've been getting over 2000 hits a day! This is 10-20 times my normal number of hits! I thought this was very strange so I went over and viewed the detailed statistics on my web site (a seperate page from the blog) that my web host provides. I noticed something else weird. It looks like a majority of my hits, by far, are coming from Mexico! I don't speak Spanish, I've never written any Spanish articles, I haven't mentioned Mexico once in my blog (until now) and I don't know anyone in Mexico! It also appears that all these hits are coming from a single IP address in Mexico. I strongly suspect that this IP address is the IP address of one of the big referer spammers who has been sending many nasty referer spams to my website. It's very disturbing to me to see that the top 10,000 hits to my web site are all referer spams refering to various rape and incest web sites! Yes, you read that right, ten thousand links to rape and incest porn being forced on my site.
I am getting very concerned about this because I pay for a limited bandwidth on this site. If this spammer in Mexico floods me with too many hits, it's going to cost me money! I am rapidly reaching the point where I'm considering giving up on this whole blog thing. It's too much of a war fighting these Goddamn spammers! I'm not going to give up yet, but I'm going to keep an eye on this. If this continues, I may be forced to shut down this site. I find it very disheartening that bastards like this can bring down a harmless little site like mine due to their greed and lack of morals.