Blog fail

I’m not inept, really.  I’ve taken apart computers and put them back together into different computers.  I’ve found free downloads–usually tool bars– that I don’t remember requesting which input themselves into the program files under a pseudonym.   I can come up with a password that defies decryption.  I’ve fixed my old laptop more often than McCoy fixed Kirk.
A few days ago I wanted to check on the blogs that I had followed, so I pressed the “follow” button.
Wrong button.  Now I’m following my own blog.
I can’t figure out how to unfollow it–the unfollow button is strangely ineffective at this point.  I give up, for now.
The very next day I got an e-mail notice, telling me I’m following my own blog.  Thanks, I needed to be reminded.  Also, maybe I should go check out my blog too.  The e-mail included a handy link.

This is almost as bad as what I did to Tinker’s Tale on Goodreads, and I put it on my bookshelf as “wrote”, then made some comment about how I enjoyed it.  Little did I know I was writing a review of the book (as I understand it, reviewing your own book is BAD!).  Of course, I don’t know how to unreview it.  Is this a pattern?  I stand by my first sentence.

Back to the subject.  Being who I am, I take a moment to consider the existential side effects of following one’s own blog.  Should I wait with some anticipation for my next post?  What if I check out my blog?  What if I don’t like what I posted–should I be polite and just not reply, or should I flame myself?  If I follow myself too closely, will my back get sore?

Okay, after digging into it I figured out how to unfollow myself.  How often do you get to say that?

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About stephenb5jones

Husband of one. Fixer of things. School bus driver. Father of two. Writer. Missionary. Philosopher.
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2 Responses to Blog fail

  1. tmso says:

    Too funny! I imagine a little, monkey you hanging on your back. 😉

    Don’t worry, legions are with you on this one. It took me forever to figure out the difference between the follow and email subscription options on blogs. And I still don’t quite understand RSS feeds and how that plays into who/what/how I’m reading/following/subscribed to folks. Why isn’t there just one way to do it all?

  2. That was, quite possibly, one of the funnier blogs I’ve recently read. Thanks for the chuckles & for letting me “follow” you 🙂

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