Saturday Stalker – Are You Next?

by Sherry Riter in Saturday Stalker

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The other day while “virtually” sipping lemonade with the lovely blogess of Blue Cotton Memory, I had a light bulb moment that sounded fun. Well, it sounded fun in my head and so I decided to give it a try.

As you are well aware, I read blogs and informational sites online all the time. Sometimes I find a blog that I want to share, so I paste the URL in an email and send it to my family. It will be hard to believe, but I practice self-control and do not fill their mailboxes with blog addresses.

I’m sure they are grateful.

You just can’t imagine what an OCD nerd I can become with information!

Let’s not go there.

I have, however, found a way to indulge my desire to fill mailboxes as well as be of assistance to other bloggers without aggravating anyone. I told you it was a light bulb moment!

This is how it will all work…

I am the Saturday Stalker.

Every Saturday I will feature a “stalked” blog.

The blog will be chosen from the commenters on the “Saturday Stalker post.” I feel this is the best way to choose a blog that I know would like to participate and enjoy being stalked.

You can quietly tiptoe over to the “stalked” blog, “stalk” the posts that I will highlight, look through the “peephole” of their lives, and leave a comment. A “quality” comment. “I’m stopping by!” only works when you are at my front door with a batch of brownies. It doesn’t come close to being quality if it is a comment on a blog.

You can bring me brownies.

I will choose different times for the Saturday Stalker post to publish so that everyone can have the opportunity to be the first commenter. Your comment can include a blog link that you would like everyone to read and I encourage you to “stalk” each other’s blogs. They are great reading and I know because I’ve probably been there!

Next week will be the first “stalked” blog. Enter your comments all week in this post and I will choose someone for us to get to know better.

My only concern is spammers.

I have to leave the “moderate comments” function intact because I get the most “horrible” spam messages. Maybe you do too? Since this will be a Saturday post, I should be able to moderate the comments more frequently than a week day. We will just have to see how this works out. Now would be a good time to know how to clone myself.

Also remember, I am on Eastern Standard Time, so I get to start Saturday before the rest of the United States. That also means when it’s “5:00 somewhere,” I’m first!

If you visit a blog with the “Saturday Stalker button” and you would like to put in a good word for them, just come back to the weekly Saturday Stalker post to tell me. Just put it in your sidebar and look for it on other people’s blogs so you can tell me they would be great to stalk. Have you ever heard the song, “What The World Needs Now” by Jackie DeShannon (1965)? The more you buoy up and love your fellow bloggers, the better off we will all be in the blogsophere and in real life. We can only change what we can change, so this is one of my efforts..

I’m all ears.

Not literally and I actually don’t hear too great, but I CAN READ!

Let the stalking begin…

Are you next?

Saturday Stalker, Are you next?

Saturday Stalker, Are you next?

I create two buttons, so that you have a choice.

The Redhead Riter

who also just became the Saturday Stalker

Saturday Stalker

I can hear you laughing at that picture, but that’s okay because I am too!


This post was written by...

Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katlupe September 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

Aha! Now I know what you've been planning! How do you think these things up? You are so smart!


2 Gail September 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

What a brilliant idea!


3 Marlene September 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

What a fun idea!


4 ruthhill74 September 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I do love the picture. You are always so inspiring when it comes to pictures. Every time I read your blog, I feel like inspired to go out and find breathtaking pictures to put on my blog, too. But I doubt I could do it as well as you.

By the way, this is a great idea. I find that the different ways of featuring blogs seems to give me more wonderful blogs to read. Thanks for doing this!


5 cinfulcinnamon September 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

A great idea. But then, you come up with good ones all the time. Hope you didn't blow lemonade out your nose when the idea hit !! LOL


6 Summer Ross September 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm

LOL, I love the idea. Stalking people- in a good way- sounds like fun. Are we supposed to put the button up somewhere on our side bars or are we supposed to post the button every Saturday?


7 Kristi September 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Ah, those creative, red juices have been flowing! Great idea.


8 Summer Ross September 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

neat idea- what do we do with the button? post it every saturday- or just add it to our sidebars?


9 The Redhead Riter September 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I'm glad you like it!

Yeah, just put the button in your sidebar or footer. Then when you are at a blog and you it has the button and think, "This blog rocks," come back and let me know in the Saturday post.


10 Avante Garde Parenting September 19, 2010 at 12:32 am

I wish I could have your creativity for a week. I would be so(creatively) productive! This is a great idea! Where do you think of these things?


11 Cindy September 19, 2010 at 1:32 am

I have enjoyed reading your blog oh so much! Just found you and so glad I did 🙂 I am your newest follower
Stop by and visit me sometime!

Have a great time stalking!!



12 naomi September 19, 2010 at 1:47 am

I wanted to stop by and say Hi i am following..stop on by when you get a chance.


13 Kari September 19, 2010 at 3:36 am

I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by and visit my blog.

Have a great day!



14 PJ September 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hey Gal! I'm a little dense as usual, so let me make sure how this works. As we are reading different blogs during the week, we come back her and link them? Does this mean ANY Blog? Sorry for the "ditzy moment", but I really want to participate, and just want to make sure I understand. ( but not at 5 am) LOL!
Love ya!

God Bless,



15 The Redhead Riter September 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

PJ, anyone who has the "Saturday Stalker" badge/button on their blog is eligible to be stalked by you during the week. That is the way you can tell that they actually "want" to be stalked.

LOL I didn't go to bed until 4:30 a.m., so we barely missed each other LOL LOL


16 Stephanie September 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Hi! I would LOVE to be stalked! Well maybe not for real… 🙂 Your idea sparked in me the need to share one of my super-secret cheesecake recipes… laden with chocolate (and calories)! I'll work on getting the stalker button installed. The one with the black mask kind of freaks me out so I'll use the keyhole! Thanks for being such an inspiration to many of us!


17 Stephanie September 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Doh!!! I forgot my link! 🙂


18 The Redhead Riter September 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

LOL Stephanie,

My family thought the black masked one was scary too, but I loved it because it made me laugh so hard!!!


Gotta have one for the nerds!


19 kris in larryville September 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

Another wonderful idea. I need to get caught up on reading your blog as I am obviously behind! Thanks for sharing.


20 natty. September 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I really did laugh out loud at that picture. What a great idea! I constantly stalk a number of blogs anyway, but mainly because they're so popular that by the time I get to the post, I will want to leave a comment and then see that 800 people have already commented.


21 Simoney September 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

HAHA is that YOU Red??
You are so like me!
I started a new blog (local to NZ so I'm not really promoting it here) called "undercover bloggers". I dressed up like a classic 50's bad spy movie and took pictures of myself.
Yep, they were all laughing and so was I.
I love dressing up, no shame, ME.
Glad to see you do to!!
Please add me in for saturday stalker!!


22 cathy September 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

goodmorning freind!
thank you for following me
im new to the blog world
just trying to find my way around.
i love your blog!
have a great day and God bless you! ~cathy~


23 PJ October 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Sorry ! I'm a late-comer, but I'm here and fixing to get to stalking! hahaha!

God BLess!



24 Kathy Morelli October 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Hi Redhead – Ritter –
Love your blogs..I think they are funny and interesting…like ethe Saturday Stalker idea!
See u on FB!


25 eof777 October 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

Funny I come here often and just noticed the stalker buttons. I will pick the door… that face scares the bejesus out of me.
Thank you!


26 Leslie Limon October 7, 2010 at 1:51 am

Great idea! I want to be stalked! 🙂


27 N. Nicholes October 13, 2010 at 5:38 am

I would LOVE to be stalked! I enjoy the commentary!

Come visit anytime!


28 Rosabelllle October 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Hey Red, My condolences for you. I haven't visited you in a while as I have been having trials with my mother carrying the stressful responsibility of being her P.O.A. and also her legal guardian.

It's a great idea that you stalk blogs. It's great networking exposure for the blog and to gain more followers/ and or subscribers.
keep up the great work.


29 Angie... by the October 21, 2010 at 5:31 am

Love seeing your facebook posts on my wall and seeing what you're up to. I'm so sorry about your dad. {{{hugs}}}
I'm an avid scrapbooker and recorder of memories, a mother, a nursing student majoring in Labor and Delivery, have a great love of photography and anything artsy. I'd love for you to come snooping around my blog and stay awhile. 😉


30 Yaya' s Home October 22, 2010 at 2:26 am

I'm so sorry about your dad. I wish I could be there to give you a BIG {{{{{HUG}}}}}. My heart breaks, as I know your heartache an' I wish there were something I could do to help ease the pain for you.

~ Yaya


31 ladyinpurple October 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

It's great to be here..I visit the blogs of people who follow me..and thanks for following me in blogfrog..I'm following u now in google too..


32 eof777 November 28, 2010 at 1:40 am

Okay I get it… I hope. Will add the button to my sidebar special blogs/bloghops page and check in on Saturdays.
Happy Thanksgiving weekend!
Thank you,


33 Jennifer November 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

Such a neat idea. I'll be checking back. 🙂


34 lioneagle December 1, 2010 at 12:13 am

Hi –

Please, how do I put the Stalker button on my blog sidebar?

Thank you


35 Bleeding Healer January 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm

It's a great way to give bloggers spotlight.Amazing blog..the one suggested…the one who suggested it also.


36 KathyMorelli February 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Such fun! I'd love to be stalked!


37 Lisa March 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I'd like to be stalked (sorta 😉


(I commented before – but don't think it went through. Typepad is getting more irritating of late!)


38 The Zany Housewife March 3, 2011 at 1:51 am

Stalk me please. 🙂


39 Lisa March 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

My 8 year old and I just spent 20 minutes looking at the cool collages! He is now inspired!


40 PascaleA May 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Haha.. what a neat idea and what a great post.. very creative too.. made me smile all the while…
Have a great Saturday.. stalking.. LOL.. seriously you have a wonderful writing style.. I'll be back for more..
oh and I am grabbing that quote of William.. love it! ~


41 The Redhead Riter May 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Glad you all love the idea!

The secret to being chosen is a simple comment on the weekly post. Doesn't sound hard to me…to you?


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