thirty… and other annoyances.

Thirty. A couple of days ago, I got thirty likes on thirty posts in less than thirty seconds. Is this new follower a fucking speed reader? Please! No reading happened there. What is the point? I hate when my notification list is bombarded with these kind of likes. Don’t get me wrong… I’m glad that people like my posts. But this person didn’t read a single word I wrote. I’m sure of that.

And while I’m being all annoyed and shit, what the hell is the point of reblogging my posts to blogs that post only reblogs? Never a comment on the post… no intro… nothing. Just a reblog. Why are these people even blogging? They have nothing original to share. This kind of reblog makes me feel like my content is being stolen. They’re not doing it to share my work… they’re doing it to fill their blog with posts.

And the weird followers… that appear to be robots in most cases… what is the point of this? But, hey, who am I to judge? Maybe I really am that fascinating… even to robots.

And the I’m-just-here-to-advertise-my-blog comments. Ugh. I’ve mentioned this before… so I’m not going to elaborate. I think you know how I feel about that.

I think I’m done now.


Perhaps you’ll notice the sharp contrast between my bitch session about blogging things and my friend’s ‘blogging tips’ (this one, too). She’s waaay nicer than I am! 

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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56 Responses to thirty… and other annoyances.

  1. I read it, liked it, and totally, totally, agree with everything you say Betty!

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  2. Cyranny says:

    Mouaahahahahaha… Great post, Sandra! I don’t think it is a matter of being nice or mean (I say it before it gets out of your own mouth… I can feel you wanted to describe yourself this way :P) you are just way more straight forward than I am.

    I agree with you, and the first point really made me smile! When it happens, I have a split second moment torn between “Come on! You haven’t even read my posts!!!!” and “Yeah, but that’ll give my stats a little boost” (I know, I know…. I shouldn’t think about stats. But although I don’t focus on them, I can’t help but enjoy a good day stats-wise 😉 )

    Thanks for linking me in, Gorgeous 🙂 xx

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  3. Just Gxxx says:

    I read it 😁

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  4. Suze says:

    rant on girlfriend! love it when you do actually. You always say what I want to say but I get too pissy and ramble. So, gonna start just reblogging all your work instead of ranting on my own…okay? (I wouldn’t do that….bad joke…highly medicated for insanely hurting back…I just didnt want to miss your work today)

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  5. I kinda like the way you said it as well, seeing both. 😃

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  6. Love the Panda reference too! 😃👍🏻

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  7. Miriam says:

    Yep, I can totally relate to this. I’ve had the same annoying speed readers on my blog too that I’m sure haven’t actually read a thing. Good on you for putting it out there. xo

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Very well said. I get these speed -not- readers sometimes, too. What’s the point of them doing all the ‘likes’ if they don’t care to read it. It wastes their own time, along with ours, because we have to do a bunch of deleting (at least on my email notices).

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  9. Bill says:

    I have seen similar remarks on other blogs, so it’s not uncommon. Too, bad that the “like-not-read” folk don’t know what they’re missing. (clicks I am not a robot, then post.)

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  10. jrvincente says:

    I totally love your writing! That does sound frustrating, but maybe it will offer you more exposure? (They’re missing out if they aren’t reading though!)

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  11. Cheryl says:

    I love your blog. I read every word, and look forward to reading it.

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  12. I agree on all points… and the reblogs to blogs that only post reblogs DOES feel like they’re stealing my content. I also don’t want to be linked to weird sites like that. No one reads them and they are obviously created for whatever obscure reasons, to gain clicks or email addresses or something…

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  13. gigglingfattie says:

    I feel the exact same way!! Sometimes I will publish a post and in less than 30 seconds someone has liked it. There is no way they actually read it.

    I’ve never been reblogged to one of those blogs, but when I see they have followed me, it makes me wonder why. What do they get out of hosting a site like that? It massively confuses me.

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  14. I think people have bots set up to like posts with certain tags. That way, they get hits to their blogs etc. I’ve had people like my posts after less than a second. That’s not natural.

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  15. Suze says:

    how can someone like stuff that fast? It boggles the mind..I once liked something, but then I had to click the like again because I didn’t actually LIKE what they said, but I agreed with I “liked’ it again…they sent a note asking if I had lost my mind……

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  16. The V Pub says:

    Robot followers? That’s really odd. BTW, would you mind squeezing a bit of oil under my right shoulder? 😉


  17. Marquessa says:

    Ohhh. I hate that too. Wrote a similar post about reblogs too a long time. Your serial offender liker is…well i don’t know what to call it. But I have been known to read a bunch of posts and then go back and hit “like” like a crazy person. 😁

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