There are many things I've come to like about the blogging world since I started my own four months ago, and I've connected with a network of friends who seem to share the same general interest that I do. I am constantly amazed that they take the time to not only read what I have to say, but often make the extra effort to leave wonderful comments to my post. I, in turn get a lot of enjoyment reading their blogs. Some make me laugh, some make my eyes misty, some make me feel a little angry, some make me a tad envious, wishing that I could write with the same clarity and prose, and some make me feel calm and relaxed.
There is even an aspect to the blogging world that is somewhat addictive, and I admit, I get excited whenever I check my email (and do it more often than I should) and find that someone has left a new comment, and I get a little rush whenever I gain a new follower, which is exactly what happened this morning...yip... pee...hooray...27 followers!
As I customarily do whenever I get a new follower, as I am sure we all do, I checked this person's profile, and popped on over to their blog to check it out. In most cases, I usually find a shared interest and will follow that person's blog, but not so this morning.
This morning I got upset...really mad in fact...which is something that doesn't happen very often to me. I'm usually pretty mellow most of the time...except when hubby gets my goat, which fortunately isn't very often...or when people do really stupid things. I just don't tolerate stupidity very well...I mean, really, what were they thinking?
Back to what got me smoking this morning, I check this guy's blog..."guy's"...there's a red flag waving...are you connecting the dots here...and I find a blog filled with photos of sexy, half naked girls in provocative poses and post titles like "Hot Sexy Girls" etc. etc. etc.
If he's happy posting semi nude pictures, that's fine, it's his right,and I'm sure he's has a very wide audience, but what bugs me is that he added himself as one of my followers. It's not like I'm writing anything that would remotely interest him. He is only using my blog as a vessel to connect with other blog members.
I don't like to be pushed and I don't like having stuff shoved at me. If I want to buy a vacuum cleaner I will check the yellow pages go looking for one. If I want religion I will find it on my own, in my own time, don't come knocking at my door with a little kid in tow, and if I want to look at smut, I will google it.
After checking my other followers, I found another that I was not comfortable having on my blog... again ... a guy...although I didn't see his blog...it came with an adult content warning, I have blocked both from my follower's list. I will not be a pusher for anyone.
So, I am back down to 25 followers but I am feeling great after getting all that anger out of my system and I'm ready to enjoy the rest of my day.