Thursday, November 17, 2011

Permission Denied...

Permission Denied...


OK - this has been bothering me for a while -

And - mind you -

This is only my opinion -

And I could be wrong -

But -

I was checking my stats the other day –

And saw a new blog listed under “Referring URLs” and “Referring Sites” -

When I see new referral sites –

Sometimes I want to visit them –

Just to see how/why they are referring readers to me –

I’m curious –

What are they saying about me?

Do they have one of my buttons?


So –

Here I am one day – and I click on the “link” –

And – this is what I got -


This blog is open to invited readers only
(site address – – deleted for this rant)
It doesn't look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation.
You're signed in as (also deleted for this rant) – Sign in with a different account


Now – I admit – I may be overreacting –

And I don’t want to start a war or anything –

AND – this is just my opinion –


There was something about that message that rubbed me the WRONG way!!

Let me see if I got this right –

You can read my blog –

And refer other readers to my blog –

Thanks, by the way - ;)) -


I need an INVITATION to read yours??

Say what??

And how exactly do I “contact the blog author and request an invitation” –

If I don’t know who the hell it is?

And who says I would even want to request an invitation anyway?

I don’t know anything about it -

And apparently can’t find out - either -

And what makes your blog so special that only INVITED READERS can read it?

OK – I’ll stop now –

The blogger is probably a real nice lady –

And has her reasons for limiting her readership to invitation only –

But – that REALLY rubbed me the wrong way!!

Can you tell?? ;))

Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew -


Katie said...

How rude! While I realized when setting up my blog there was an option to make it private, I can't imagine choosing that and then referring my readers outside my priviledged least not without inviting the blogger I linked to. So you're not alone. :)

Amanda said...

I think some people might do this because they use these blogs has a a way to communicate with their personal friends and family only about stuff going on in their lives. Some people are very private. I am like you, I like to click and see who is referring my site and return the favor if I can. :)

Katie M. said...

Interesting.... I wonder if the blogger is aware of her settings? I have to admit here, I don't think I even knew I could make my blog 'private'...... Learn something new everyday.

Linda said...

LOL you crack me up! I love your post. First because I would definitely be thinking the same thing you did but I'm such a wimp that I'd fume and rant in my mind until I wore myself out and then wind up closing the blog window without posting and go take a nap. hahahaha Good for you for telling it like it is.


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