Saturday, January 23, 2010

Spam Followers

I suppose someone with 53 followers shouldn't be too picky about who follows my blog, but I am.  I love my followers and appreciate everyone who takes the time to read what I've written. I enjoy reading comments and as soon as I get a little more blogger savvy, I may even respond to those comments! :)

But lately, I've been getting followers who don't really give a doo doo about what I have to say, or about art or anything I'm interested in. They are spam followers. I was tipped off when the avatar of one of my "followers" was some buff guy who was not wearing a shirt. Don't get me wrong, I certainly can appreciate a well-toned shirtless body. But personally, I like to choose when and who I look at. So I decided to remove him from my follower list (honestly, I suspect if I had followed his links far enough, there would have been some porn waiting for me. I don't want porn on my computer screen or anywhere else for that matter). Today, my latest "follower" must have been closely related to the last guy. He had a similar bod, but had some sort of cartoon character head (and similar spammy links).

At the risk of sounding like a prude, I really just want my blog to be about art and creative things. Things that are fairly joyful and innocent. So Mr. Hot Bod spam follower, why don't you go find someone else who might appreciate your avatar and mysterious links more than I do. I'm afraid your efforts are wasted on me and only make me want to punch you in the face!


Felicia Kramer said...

Aha! I have some of these too. I think there's some site telling them to do this and to notify you so you follow them back. I didn't know I could remove them. How do I do that?

Robin said...

Hi I know that happens to me too..I just delete...are you kidding about not knowing how to respond to comments..I was wondering why you didnt respond to any I left..I thought maybe you just didnt respond to any..?You know this is me Robin, from right..? I lost my blog during a transition and had to start form scratch..come visit me her at my new blog..!