I've noticed three of my 'followers' appear on many other blogs. One 'follower' of mine in particular; his face shows up everywhere. As far as I can see it, these three followers have joined a kerbillion blogs to create a kerbillion links back to their own blogs. Just look at how long the lists of blogs they are following are. Avid readers?
Following a blog in itself is cool if you are genuine reader of that blog. I like my thirteen real followers and they've at least left a comment on my blog and visa-versa. But if some one's sole reason for 'following' is just to place a link then that's slimey, that's spamming, imo. They're like the Jehovah's Witnesses of the blogosphere. I don't want their slimey, spammy faces next to my real and lovely followers.
So, I am naming and shaming three of my followers:
- Ronnie Kerrigan
- Stephen Baird
- Skywind (who I've already asked twice to not spam my blog)
I'll give them a 24 hours to redeem themselves (yeah, right) before I give them the big 'fuck off!' ;-)
If anyone else notices some blog whores 'following' on their blogs or just anyone that they don't want following their blog, this blog entry on Roberto's Report is very helpful in explaining how to delete a follower (took me a flippin hour to find the info). Of course, if your blog is public anyone can still follow it, they can still read it, but they can't put their slimey, spammy faces and links in the 'following' gadget on your blog.
Ahhh, I love the power of being an autocrat! Until I rule the universe, I will rule my wee blog with an iron fist... at least until Blogger kicks me off. ;-)