Don’t get me wrong… I’ve met many great people from my 5+ years of running this site. I’ve received heart-felt letters, gotten gifts in the mail, offers to meet up with some of you in real life. Hell, some of you have even sent me naughty pictures of yourselves. Those were, or course, my favorite. You little minxes, you…..
Where was I?
Oh yeah. Most of you are aces, but every once in a while, I’m reminded of just how catty and childish some bloggers can be.
Here are a few of the catty situations I’ve been involved in during my time running this site:
- I used to go to this one person’s site quite often. I would comment there on just about every post she wrote. One time, in her comments, she mentioned that she never commented on MY site because I didn’t have enough followers and it wasn’t worth her time. What the Hell? Like the only reason she left comments anywhere was so she could self-promote! Bitch.
- There are some people who will ONLY leave a comment on your site if you FIRST leave a comment on theirs. It’s a quid pro quo thing, I guess, but people can be REALLY catty about it. Sometimes I test my theory by not leaving a comment on their site for weeks, and I likewise don’t hear a peep from them. Then, I drop in to leave a quick comment and sure enough, within 24 hours they reciprocate.
- I had one person once send me an angry letter, giving me all kinds of shit because she was ‘following’ me, and I had yet to ‘follow’ her. At first, I thought it was a joke, but the letter was quite serious, and REALLY fucking nasty. I take pride in the fact that I was calm and controlled enough to not tell her to go eat me. In fact, I never responded at all. Hopefully, she sat there stewing as to why I never replied, or if I had even gotten the email at all.
Speaking of ‘following’, doesn’t it drive you crazy when you lose a random follower and you don’t know who it is? A few weeks ago, I went from 126 to 125 and for the damn life of me I couldn’t remember who suddenly thought I sucked enough to drop me. Then the next day I went back to 126, only to drop again to 125 the day after that.
I really don’t think I look at those numbers all too much, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t irk me when someone just up and leaves me, without even the prospect of goodbye sex. I mean, why the Hell did they leave me all of a sudden? They obviously liked what I wrote at one point enough that they wanted to read more. Did I suddenly start to suck? Because I call bullshit on that one…. I’m pretty positive that my recent posts are just as sucky as they’ve ALWAYS been. I’m pretty consistent that way.
Clearly, my goal to have 1,000 followers by tomorrow is NOT going well. Never mind that I just made that goal up about 30 seconds ago… I’ve worked hard and I deserve to be happy, dammit!