I'll let you in on a little secret bloggers share: we know where you live. And how you got here.
There are website traffic counters that, depending on how much you pay, can tell you all kinds of things about your readers. I like to maintain a little mystery in my life, so I don't pay for the Big Brother version. However, I can tell readers' general ISP geographic location and the referring site, search engine or other webpage.
For some reason (my scintillating, stimulating thoughts?) Google has a little thing for me, and I seem to pop up on a lot of searches. The most popular searches that bring up my blog are:
These searches constitute about 30% of the traffic to my blog. Obviously I'm not what they're looking for, as they click and move on.
I also get a lot of visitors from Bend Blogs (hi there, Jake!). About half my readers are from the Bend area, though I've gotten visits from the UK, Canada, Ukraine, Nairobi, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Finland, etc. Boy, I bet they were surprised!
Anyway, don't worry, your identity is hidden for the most part. But it does give you pause about how and where you're being tracked. Someone knows you visit that Kenny Rogers fan club site.