Why Are You Following Me?

No, I don’t mean like a stalker. Um, at least I don’t think you’re stalking me. Are you? Hmm. Okay. Maybe I’m a little paranoid.

But I digress.

I’m just wondering why you’re following my blog.

As I watch my number of followers grow, albeit as slowly as molasses in winter, I can’t help but wonder, “Why did you click that little Follow link?”

No. Really. I’m actually curious about your reasons for following my blog.

Is it because you’re enthralled with my way with words?

Because you’re fascinated by my opinions?

Maybe you love reading about OCD Louie, Pebbles and The Rock?

Or perhaps you can relate to some of the situations I blog about: parenting, grandparents as parents, OCD, learning disabilities, bipolar and Asperger’s?

Or maybe you’re curious about how I use humor to smooth out the pebbles and jolts on the bumpy highway of life?

I’m thinking that only a very small sampling of my very short list of followers are actually following my blog for one of the aforementioned reasons, and actually read my posts.

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And I love every single one of you who do.
To pieces.
Seriously.

But I also suspect that a very large number in my follower’s list are people who are… ahem… “following” my blog, while not actually following it, for one of two reasons. And possibly both.

Reason One


Spamdexing.

You’re increasing your blog’s web exposure and search engine ranking by adding your link to lots of blogs that have nothing whatsoever to do with anything that you’re really interested in.

You’ve never actually read anything posted on those blogs.

Reason Two


You’re trying to sell something.

Don’t deny it. You know who you are and what you’re doing: “following” lots and lots of blogs – a sneaky sort of blog-following spam technique – in hopes that you’ll sell more of whatever-it-is that you’re selling.

Kinda on the same level of smarminess as telemarketing and phishing.

Whether you’re Reason One, Two or both, it’s okay. I’m cool with it. If you can look at yourself in the mirror and feel no shame then you’re welcome to use my little piece of web real estate for your advertising purposes.


Maybe I’m way off the mark. And if I am, don’t hesitate to speak up, give me what-for, tell me off, call me on the carpet and set me straight.

So am I right or am I wrong?

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About Mai Stone

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs…jolted by every pebble on the road.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ A sense of humor is essential for surviving the pebbles on life’s road. Especially when they’re the size of boulders.
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12 Responses to Why Are You Following Me?

  1. Julianne Boyle says:

    I follow you because I saw a comment you made on someone’s blog and thought she sounds fun, so I did a bit of lurking and found out I like what you write about and how you write it. I don’t always comment on blogs but I do read them. 🙂 Julianne

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  2. Underdaddy says:

    I sensed a trainwreck. As the father of four ongoing trainwrecks, I like to see how else they can crash and smash. Plus given the background similarities we may actually be the same family in alternate realities and shifted space-time. But probably just for fun. Yeah, fun is my final answer. Fun.

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  3. ady says:

    lol,one thing is for sure,your words are enthralling ! You are a good writer Ma’am 🙂 I don’t know hoe to address you,Pebbles is little one and Mrs. Stone is formal(or is it not ? ) 🙂

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  4. julie says:

    Hi Mai. I don’t follow you. I am more of a stalker. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I like the way you write. You have a conversational tone that is enjoyable to read.

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    • Mai Stone says:

      I’m glad you like it. All of my posts are bona fide conversations that have actually taken place in the real world inside my head. And thanks for stalking me. They say that stalking is the sincerest form of flattery. Or something.

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