This is not technically a tablescaping post, but it about our blogs. Am I the only blogger who has a huge number of hits from Russia without the hits showing up as page views? It is all very strange to me! I cannot figure out why they are here or what they are doing. I change my password often and I have set up 2-step verification with Google. Do any of you have suggestions?
I know that tableware has been very important in the history of Russia. The is a Potpourri Holder made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory in the late 18th century. It is part of the porcelain collection at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Somehow, though, I do not believe that all of these Russians are interested in my tableware!!
Here is the teacup and saucer that I own that was made in the old USSR and given to me by a friend. You probably remember this from my recent Blue and White blog that you can see HERE. Again, I do not believe that the Russians are here to drool over this pretty piece!
The Russians are not the only stealth viewers that I have had. Hits from Belarus, a country with a high number of internet hackers, Ukraine, China, and various other eastern European countries visit me regularly.
I did a search on Google trying to discover what the Russians are doing in my blog and I found several different answers. One surmised that they were surfing for e-mails to sell, but they could do that with one or two visits and I am swamped nightly with them!! I am stumped! Please help, if you can, and tell me how to stop them. It does not matter, if I turn off my computer or not - they are inside the blog no matter what I do. I use Firefox and, also, have two different virus and malware detection software programs. They have found nothing inside the computer. However, I was warned a couple of times that someone was trying to install a program that could read whatever I typed. Both times this happened, I was trying to log into my blog. I think my software stopped these attempts, but I am nervous that something might get into my computer eventually, which could prove disastrous! If I cannot not figure out how to stop them, I am considering shutting down my blog and I really do not want to do that. I love blogging!
I am leaving you with one more piece of Russian porcelain. It is a 9 1/2" plate made in the 1830's and was sold in 2007 at Sotheby's for $26,060! It is a Russian Imperial plate of the Order of St. Catherine made by the Popov Factory. Isn't it magnificent???
Oh, why can't the Russians just keep producing these beautiful pieces of china and leave my blog alone????