I wondered why some of my favorite people had stopped speaking to me! Was it something I said? Was my sense of humor somehow labeled as insensitive and I was being shunned? I can’t let things go, so I went on a search. I looked back to see where I might have jumped the track. Guess what? My comments, pithy, creative and spot-on as they were (well, I try to at least be relevant) didn’t even show in the comment section of many of the blogs I had visited yesterday. Oh the time it took to read and comment! My avatar, representing my smiling face, didn’t even show up?
My first thought was that I was in error. I had done most of my reading from Aimee’s and used the iPad for comments. Along with the auto-correct infractions I regularly expect with iPad communication, was I also just not pressing “GO” when called to do so?
Nope! I made a few inquiries and learned that to many of you I am now Spam! How rude! The very word is distressing…I’m not fond of unidentified meat products.
If you haven’t heard from me lately will you please check your Spam folder and let me out? I’m claustrophobic to begin with! Who knows? You might find other people trapped in there, too. I do, from time to time! I’ve alerted WordPress to my dilemma, and we’ll see what happens. I encourage each of you to visit your Spam folder frequently and make a clean sweep. And do let WordPress know when things appear to be “off” for you in any way. I am also finding that some of YOU do not appear in my reader, so that’s another issue I’m attempting to rectify. We need to work together…the blogosphere is a huge network and probably growing much faster than some of the technical safety nets!
And to my friends who are not blog
addicted minded, it doesn’t hurt for you to check the Spam folders associated with your personal email. I find things in mine all the time that shouldn’t be in there! Sometimes I’ve asked to be included in email notifications associated with favored vendors or associations. When their well-intentioned emails get stuck in Spam, I feel badly for their wasted energy, too!
I’ll be the town crier on this topic for a while. I listen to a techie on the radio who weekly tells his listeners to remember to back up their computer hard drives. I’ll remind you from time to time to check your Spam folder.
Now go see if I’m in there and please, “Let Me OUT!”
I feel better now breathing lighter after a good rant…Debra