Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Washing Around in Cyberspace


This is a quick impromptu post based on a couple of unwanted Followers. It's quite unnerving to log on and find that your latest Follower is sporting a lot of provocative breast. I clicked on the icon, expecting the worst, and the worst certainly came. Bits of a female you can't see without a mirror and a cucumber suddenly filled my screen. This is not really what I want. In fact, I suddenly feel rather lost and alone, and really quite vulnerable, out here in cyberspace. Where have all my 'friends' gone? There just seems to be an aching silence and a feeling of use and abuse pervades this place. It makes me feel rather sad on a day when I was feeling sad enough already.

7 comments:

elizabethm said...

Don't worry. Your real friends are still out here too, even if virtual!

Jeff D'Antonio said...

I've had a few wackos show up on my blog from time to time, and the usual spam comments, but nothing quite like what you described.

The rest of us are still here. I always read, but often I get too busy and don't take the time to comment. Summertime is a busy time for most - I've found that things tend to slow down in the summer, then pick up again in the fall.

Keep writing. We'll listen.

Queen of the Rant said...

Isn't there a way you can block them? I know what you mean I hate when people put that stuff on their computers, I am always thinking where is your mother!

Mark said...

Just feel happy you are not as 'sad' as they are.

Pondside said...

Somehow I missed this post, and only saw today's.
I have deleted a comment or two, and noticed the odd, well, odd follower....but nothing as weird as what you describe. One knows that there are strange ones out there, but the talented, funny, connected and sane outnumber them by far. Don't worry!

HER ON THE HILL said...

Thank you everyone for taking the time and trouble to comment on this. I really appreciate it. It was late at night and I was alone and I found it really quite unpleasant and upsetting. Thank you for letting me know my 'friends' are still out there :-). And yes, Queenie, I have worked out how to block them, thank goodness.

Jaja Oquinena said...

tardy friend coming through! yeah, these type of followers can be party poopers. good thing i only have 2 followers! hahaha!

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