Sunday, November 29, 2009


Maybe I'm a prude but there are just some things I am not all that at ease with and last night I came in contact with one. Usually when I visit my blog and notice there's a new follower it is a moment of jubilation and at first this was the case, that is until I saw the avatar of my new follower. It was obviously a pornographic blogger, and I have a sinking suspicion that it is a child pornography site as the genitalia photographed in their avatar was that of a child...that and the fact that their blog was called "BabyBoySex". At first I thought perhaps I was over reacting and decided to check out the facts, however upon clicking their blog link a pop-up warning appeared cautioning me that the site was X Rated, contained material that some might find offensive and gave me 2 options; to either continue or to cancel. Being the prude that I am I chose to cancel out, feeling that the pop-up warning was proof enough of the nature of this new follower.

Why he or she chose to follow my blog baffled me, there is nothing on or about my blog that would be of interest to this individual, other than the jollies they might get of posting their distasteful avatar onto a family orientated blog site. This left me with the dilemma of how to rid my blog of this piece of vulgarity, fortunately Google Blogspot enables one to block an offensive follower, and though doing so left me back at my original followers head count it was well worth it. I guess the immaturity of some people never fails to amaze me.


  1. Sometimes I can't figure out people!!! Why people like this would want to mess with our tranquil family blogs is beyond me! So glad you were able to block it. I have has to do this before too! It always seems it is around this time of year too. I guess they must be off work or something and they have more time to surf. Oh well - have a great Sunday!

  2. Wow! I would be baffled as well. I don't know what I would do in that situation, but I hope I'd handle it as calmly as you did. That kind of thing tends to send me over the top.

  3. Cathryn - I've heard others complain of similar occurrences. Thankfully this happened on Blogspot where I had the option to block the follower. Wonder if etsy has a similar option or not ?

  4. Jacque4u2c - Sorry to hear that you have had to block inappropriate followers too. You do have to wonder what is going through their heads. Were they trying to get followers or did they think it was a funny joke ? Whatever their logic a family type blog is an inappropriate place for it.

  5. Yikes!

    thanks for visiting. sorry to hear you've had problems!

  6. Woah that is so not cool! I've had comments left by strange people in the past but never been folowed by them. Would have made me wonder the same exact thing. Glad you took care of the problem in a hurry though! Better to have less but quality followers than that alternative.


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