Looks like it's time for some more Unconscious Mutterings. I like to answer these before reading others' responses... and I almost slipped up when reading Kat's blog today. So...here I my mutterings for the week.
- Arrival :: Departure
- Vomit :: spew
- Fit :: Wii
- Stutter :: Nerves
- Lifestream :: Jetstream
- Tread :: lightly
- Desire :: lust
- Freezing :: outside
- Permit :: junior license
- Crinkle :: laugh-lines
Here also, is my latest FO! (The Crowing)
and my latest whine.
Someone please tell me when I became a masochist?
You remember that friend I wrote about? The one who unfriended me without notice or explanation? For some reason, I still read her blog. I also still regularly read one of the others that she lead me to... one of those people she calls "My ___". Or did.... things are changing now...
Every so often, my former friend links to one of the others in her select group.... and every so often I click over. The last time I did this, it was to wish that blogger a happy birthday (I mean how controversial or offensive can that be?) That's when I discovered that the other blogger (the one I don't read regularly) has blocked my posts to her blog by marking them as spam. For some reason, this made me feel like a puppy who just got kicked for wagging its tail.
It also made me curious... in a masochistic sort of way ... so I went back to look to see if any of the comments I've left on either of the other two blogs are making it through -- For the one, the last day my comments appear is December 31, though I'm sure I've commented since then. And for the other, I checked a recent post that I remember (and remember commenting well enough to recall what I said). My comment wasn't there.
So, not only have I been shunned to the degree that my former friend isn't responding to any attempts I've made to communicate with her... she's blocking my comments from her blog, and she's got her cohorts to block my comments from their blogs. A true blogiverse shunning technique I guess. Still don't know why, of course. But, what's next? getting folks to stop reading my blog by some subtle campaign?
I can hear you asking "Why do you keep reading these blogs?" Good question. And, for that matter, why do I click over to the others? Surely, there are better blogs out there.... I'm not stalking these folks. Seriously. I guess I was just reading with perpetual hope that whatever my offense had been, that they'd get over it in time. Now that I know they're blocking my comments, I won't waste the effort comment further -- and removing that level of interactivity is likely to get me to quit reading as well. But da'amn. I sure wish I knew what I'd done to warrant full bore blog-land shunning.
I enjoyed reading their blogs before, and still did until I realized the degree to which they've turned their backs on me. But I can take a hint.
Now all I have to do is figure out how to explain to my children, who still think of one of these people as a friend -- an unofficial aunt even -- and who were looking forward to visiting her again when next we travel that way.