Follower Purge!

“Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!”

Attention All Readers: Later this month (or maybe even sometime next) I’m doing a purge of Followers that, as far as I can tell, have never been seen since they followed this blog.

I’m keeping anyone I recognize from recent or past conversations (or repeat Likes), either on this blog or elsewhere. (Obviously I’ll keep my lurking IRL friends; y’all are safe from the Purging Angel.)

Point is, if you’ve been silently lurking, and don’t want to get purged, now would be a good time to make your presence known!

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The canonical fool on the hill watching the sunset and the rotation of the planet and thinking what he imagines are large thoughts. View all posts by Wyrd Smythe

9 responses to “Follower Purge!

  • Wyrd Smythe

    Seems like a good time to put this out there, since I’ve been distracted lately, and especially so this week, and I’m not getting any blog posts done, so this can sit out there for a while.

    I’ll add that there’s no major negativity behind this on my part. I mostly just want a better sense of who is interested or finds value here. This first round I’ll keep anyone I know at all, but there will eventually be a second round where I’ll purge those who’ve shown no interest in a long time.

    And if I do end up taking out any shy lurker who wants to be here, hopefully they’ll just Follow again. (I promise not to say anything.)

  • Anonymole

    I don’t know. If someone has never bothered to like or comment even once… If a tree falls in the forest does anyone really care? Cut them down, let ’em fall, death to the dross. They’re not really participating, are they?

    • Wyrd Smythe

      I tend to think so, too, but I’m willing to give shy lurkers some warning and a chance to be included. (I’ve been told many more times than once that I’m “intimidating” — a notion that cracks me up given I see myself as an aging hippie teddy bear.)

  • Wyrd Smythe

    New Rule: New Follows that don’t include a comment with some sort of introduction get immediately removed. You wanna follow me? I wanna know who you are.

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