It seems that I have been called out for doing the very thing that I was complaining about yesterday: dropping my name as a follower on people’s blogs. I was completely taken aback that someone might say that to me, but as it turns out, it’s true.
I flash back to that day a few months ago when I was looking over my blog list and thought, “Do I really follow 379 other blogs?!?” In a moment of what can only be called quiet desperation, I decided then and there to simplify my life by deleting all but my favorite five blogs. Okay, six. Well, 15 are actually super-funny. But 30 is such a nice round number.
I ended up with less blogs, but I felt guilty. I felt like I was abandoning my cyber-friends. I knew I shouldn’t feel this way, but I did.
Then I told myself, MOV! They won’t even notice! They aren’t hyper obsessive ultra-Virgos like you who anxiously check their stats and follower counts every hour on the hour!
I found out tonight that people do notice after all. I received the following comment from a loyal follower:
You followed my blog for a day or two, and then left. Not a word of explanation. Just ... left. And I only have 9 followers, so I know it was you. I'm still hurt.
I thought of retaliatory leave-taking, but it seemed petty, and I figured you wouldn't notice anyway. Besides, you're kind of funny.
So don't be too hard on TOTGA. I'm sure he had his reasons. Just like you did.
Ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch.
So right now is time to say I am sorry. Sorry if I hurt anyone’s feelings by unfollowing them. Sorry if I was The One That Got Away for someone else's blog. Please accept my sincere apology. And, I am going to go a step further. I went over to my cyber-pal’s blog to check it out, and I realized she is definitely a blog you should read. For one thing, she is clearly in good with Santa. See for yourself. Maybe you might get on Santa’s good list too (it's never too early for next year). Click here.