Thanks, Kathy, for shedding some major light on something that has been puzzling me for days. I found the forum where you posted my blog url. I assumed that if people were finding it online, they would be clicking it. But apparently this forum does not allow for hyperlinks, so readers must be copying the address and pasting it into their web browsers. Thus, the "no referring link" trick.
I know this is a very tiny thing to have occupied my mind, but it feels so good to have gotten to the bottom of it! And even better to know that the people reading are finding it useful. Not that I've received many comments as such, but I have to assume they are finding something they like judging by how much they dig around.
Also, thanks for putting me "out there," so to speak. I would feel weird doing self-promotion, but for someone else to think my writings are worthwhile enough to share, that means a lot to me!