Thank god for whoever thought of the feature to “stay friends,” but hide their annoying ass posts, photos, and opinions.
Yes I realize someone probably thinks this exact same thing about my stuff. Sometimes moderation is a GOOD thing.
Does this sound at all familiar maybe in a different context? Perhaps even recently? Maybe this post will show some people how ridiculous shaming someone into a cause really is.
Korean Pride: Hey Billy I dropped by your facebook page today and noticed you aren’t flying the Korean flag for Asian Week. What up with that man?
Billy: Oh man! Is it Asian Week? I had no clue!
Angry Korean: LIES! I am your neighbor Billy! I saw Korean take-out boxes in your garbage just yesterday! You mean to tell me you didn’t see the happiness seeping from your delivery guy’s pores and had no clue it was due to Asian Awesomeness Week? Why do you hate my people Billy???
Billy: I… just… I don’t know what to say…
Aggressive Korean: Don’t say anything! Do! Show support! Change your damn background or I will unfriend you! I have my finger on the button now and it isn’t red!!!
Billy: OK! I get it! I should support you and your people! I am changing it now!
Evil Korean: Good Billy. Good. And don’t forget Chinese American Pride week next month either. I have my eye on you… friend.
I could watch you break apart piece by piece till all the pieces that made you were at my feet. I would enjoy the sound of your soul hitting the ground. It would sound like hail as it pelts the ground with a willingness to die. A need for finality as shattered self meets shattered moment. Would I glue you back together and lie to your face about retained worth? Or instead admit that something is now gone. Dead and buried. Never to be had again.
Every blog is different, but to me there are two categories of “blogs” on any website. There are the walls where people paste their words and there are the “corners” where bloggers live. It isn’t always about frequency of posts either. A lot of creating a blogging presence is driven by how you spend your time blogging and what “impact” you have in that amount of time. Do you respond to comments? How quickly? Do you respond to them all or just to a few? When people visit your blog do they see sentences laid to rest or active conversation before their eyes? It makes a difference and determines what your presence feels like.
As I have said I am a realtime blogger. I publish through the day and I hold no requirement over myself for what constitutes a “post.” I push out “twitter like posts” and thought farts through the night. It is what I love to do. I also enjoy having my “corner” of cyberspace that people can find me if they wish to. And many do. I think at this point I have built that type of reputation. A 24/7 blogger that is open like 7-Eleven. I wouldn’t have it any other way! What do people see when they visit your blog? Is your website a wall of published words or do people witness active engagement and ACTIVE blogging? The presence you give off makes a difference bloggers.
I will always give respect where it is received. No one is entitled to anything on this website or in life. The sooner people realize that the happier they will be.
I am not incorporated and this is not “customer support.” I hold the right to respond in the same manner people approach me with. If you tell me to “fuck off” expect the same in return. And I always enjoy telling people to fuck off.
I know what you are doing wordpress and I think it is pretty shitty. Setting a cap on how many blogs someone can follow is one thing and I have adjusted my blogging habits according to your new rules. But this new method of keeping everyone at “a level” you consider acceptable by depreciating people’s account numbers is bullshit. Your terms and policies are bullshit because it is never mentioned. I have hundreds of bloggers each month confirm they must refollow my blog. It isn’t me dropping them, obviously, IT IS YOU. I am tired of fighting this website. I’ll begin looking into self hosting soon. I appreciate your free platform for bloggers, but I am a paying customer. Unless your janky ass website is simply glitchy, you need to just announce that is what you are doing. Otherwise you are as bad as some of the old forums I followed. This is completely fucked up. Fix your shit.
Jason C. Cushman
And fuck your support forum and the bunnies there as well.
Note: Please reblog this. Bloggers should know.