A ‘Follow’ Too Far

The blogging world is strange. There are arcane rituals to be observed, and technological challenges to be overcome, but the most absurd and completely incomprehensible thing of it all is why some people choose to ‘follow’ us.

Take this young lad who just started following me. This is the opening sentence on his Gravatar profile …

‘I’m a social entrepreneur with a great passion for sustainable development and the natural environment.’

Seems perfectly ordinary, right?

There could be some possible venn diagram overlap between that and what I, and my blog, is all about … possibly … but then we come to the second sentence which begins like this …

‘Being that I’ve been naturally blessed with a Long and very Thick love-club …’ (capitalization his)

Me, for about five minutes while I read it. Also Mrs Widds as she read it

Things went downhill from there, like, a bad screenplay for a DIY porn video, downhill.

I’m guessing he didn’t read my ‘About Me’ page wherein I state I’m a Lesbian, and thereby have zero interest in man-clubs, of any thickness. I’m also guessing he didn’t read the tagline on my header which again uses the word ‘lesbian’.

So I say to you, young lad, this is not the way to win friends and influence people … especially lesbians.

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41 comments on “A ‘Follow’ Too Far

  1. Oh I have ton of inexplicable and bizarre followers.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Me too, but this was my first explicit porn one … and you know what they say, you never forget your first. 😀

      …I finally got to the top of the list for Wirches, Princesses and Women at Arms the other day. It’s now on top of my TBR pile … I’m going to dig into it over the next few days. 😀

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  2. Most of them just want you to follow back. Anyone like that, I THINK, gets pulled out of the stream by Akismet. I never question Akismet any more. Ick!

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  3. Diana Beebe says:

    LOL. That would be a follow too far for me, too! I wouldn’t trust anyone so impressed with his own “love-club.”

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Wow. Is this the web equivalent to those random sex phone calls by guys seeking female voices?

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  5. bone&silver says:

    Sorry, but that made me laugh out loud, especially the emoji face! What an idiot. I always check out every new Follower, and rarely just follow back, but delightedly delete them if they’re someone like that : )

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  6. raunchel says:

    It’s really pathetic. Perhaps someone like that thinks that mentioning his ‘love-club’ instantly makes even lesbians fall for him? Or he just thinks that lesbian is a porn term of course.

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  7. catdownunder says:

    Yikes. I blocked one person from “following” my blog. They can still read it because I’ve left the posts public but they can’t comment!

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  8. Alicia’s nailed it. Some actually ask you to reciprocate

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  9. jenanita01 says:

    This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so stupid!

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  10. Roda says:

    Laughing out loud! The remove button is very helpful in these situations!

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  11. I get the feeling some bloggers just trawl the interwebs for blogs and hit ‘follow’ on pretty much everything. Personally, I like to imagine things like “I’ve been naturally blessed with a Long and very Thick love-club” literally. Perhaps he was walking through the forest one day when a tree dropped a particularly long and thick branch at his feet. This branch had the word ‘love’ scratched into it, and just as the character was bending to pick it up, he was attacked by a goblin or a kobold, forcing him to use this love-stick as one might wield a club.

    So, in a way, he was indeed naturally blessed with a long, thick love-club. 😉

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  12. Ha ha ha. You were kind to keep reading! I usually click on the little x in the corner. Lesbian or not, I am not interested in hearing about anyone’s man-club. Yeesh.

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  13. Olga Godim says:

    LOL. In my experience, most of the time, Follow doesn’t mean anything. I don’t know why people Follow my blog, but of all my followers, only about 5% read my posts with any sort of regularity. Even less comment or Like. I don’t think we should be concerned about who Follows our blogs or why.
    Love the emoji!

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    • Widdershins says:

      Usually I don’t give a rats arse about the weird ones. They’re playing some sort of numbers game with ‘follows’ that they think will somehow make some sort of impact on their lives, but this one crossed a line for me.
      So, to respond to the last bit of your comment, I think there is a point where we do need to make decisions about the people we choose to associate with, online or otherwise, especially when it comes to sexual harassment, which, this blatantly was, and we need to take whatever action we deem necessary. For me it was calling him out via a blog post, albeit using humour, but I don’t think there’s a woman, or the men who regularly read and comment here, who didn’t get exactly what I was saying. Blocking him from being a ‘follower’ of my blog also says, here’s my line in the sand, cross it and there will be consequences.

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  14. damynx says:

    Okay, I admit I’m a prude. I don’t understand why it is so important to any man, or woman for that matter, to have to define themselves AND advertise their genitals to the rest of the world. There is a greater depth to all humans than the dip stick he’s using to measure life with.

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    • Widdershins says:

      I agree with you, that’s the way it ought to, and needs to be …unfortunately it’s a direct result of our culture which emphasizes ‘the dick’ as being the holy grail of male supremacy, and therefore all should worship it, whether it’s an actual dick or a metaphor for whatever the male in question thinks is ‘his’.

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  15. Donnalee says:

    A ‘love-club’ sounds like a freaky thing to wave at baby seals with bad intent. How would that even get women who want men interested? Maybe he meant a “thick love-club” was a social group for the not-very-bright who mean well.

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  16. Alas! How sad that many only see the immediate future… not the future consequences of those actions. Stuff like this makes my gut squirm. Yechhh!

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