Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Was Afraid I'd Offended! - SPECIAL BONUS POST


So, I wasn't sure if it was the picture of the guy with the condom on his head a few days ago, or the photo of the Hooters clock on Jantzen Beach yesterday, but I was sure that I'd offended some followers. Because my number dropped! The day after I hit the magic 30 followers, I looked again to make myself feel so special and.....WHAT?! 27?!

Who left me?

Should I email them and ask why?

No, I was too proud. But wounded.

Then today I went to look in my dashboard window to see what was going on at all the blogs I'm following.

HUH?!

I'm not following any?!

Has Professor X somehow figured out how Blogger works, and unselected them all in hopes I'll clean the house instead of reading my favorites?

I had to find out.

I checked out Blogger help and found some reassurance here.

Hopefully they'll have it sorted soon.

15 comments:

Frisky Librarian said...

I noticed my number of followers had dropped by one - you. I assumed my novelty had worn off!

lady jicky said...

I dropped out because I have been ill.
As you can see - she's baaack. LOL

Fantastic Forrest said...

Frisky L - you will never be rid of me. Never, do you hear?!

lady jicky - glad to see you again!

Small Footprints said...

Isn't if funny how we depend on the number of followers we have? Within a minute I lost 10 followers and ... just felt bad. :) But then, I too found out that blogger was merging "followers" with "friend connect". So ... eventually everyone will return to normal. But it does bring up a good question ... what do you do when followers drop off ... do you try to find out why?

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Adrian LaRoque said...

First of all thank you very much for the visit and comments.
I think the important thing is to live life to the fullest; all the rest indeed it does not matter.

phd in yogurtry said...

I noticed a drop too, only one. Not sure who that was. But maybe it was the glitch you detected.

FYI : I follow you .. but I do most (all?) of my following anonymously (so as to keep my comments less easy to track).

Fantastic Forrest said...

Small Footprints - I judge my worth by my number of followers. Until my 3 lost ones return (and I know who they are!) my life is not complete. But so far I'm not contacting them to find out why. I am assuming it is a glitch.... That's the only way my self esteem survives. :-)

Adrian - love your site! And of course you are right.

phd in yogurtry - anonymous follower, eh? This has boosted my self image greatly. I can imagine thousands like you. But really, all I need is you. ;)

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Blogger and gmail weren't working for me yesterday. Things seem better now!

Rachel Fox said...

I don't use the 'following' system at all...don't like the name of it, or the advertising 'who reads what' side of it...any of it really. I use the blog list thing and keep the ones I read regularly in there. And I don't think much at all about who reads me or why or how...that way a lot of time-wasting lies, me thinks!
x

Dave King said...

Cheer up, I've had eight leave me in the last day or two. Not the end of the world. To be expected, wouldn't you say?

Lisa said...

I think Blogger really likes to toy with us.

Bee said...

On the negative side, I hate the way that the following thing can seem like a way of keeping score. (I noticed that I had lost some, too, and it made me SAD.)

On the positive side, it makes you aware of people who may be too shy (?) to comment.

Shana said...

That is fricking hysterical, because YOU stopped following ME and I was going to email you and ask you why! lol. And then I came up with a very convoluted theory of why which still makes perfect sense. And because I love to weave a good tale in my head.

Shana said...

That is fricking hysterical, because YOU stopped following ME and I was going to email you and ask you why! lol. And then I came up with a very convoluted theory of why which still makes perfect sense. And because I love to weave a good tale in my head.

Rachel said...

Yeah I just looked and you stopped following me! Ok I'll post more often and no more worm pictures just come back to Worm Girl.