I had another post scheduled for today -
But it will have to wait -
I'm sorta bummed -
Because it happened AGAIN -
And I am about to rant -
And may swear a little -
Just warning you - ;))
Remember when I told you that I got annoyed -
Because someone (who shall remain nameless) -
Left me a comment on one of my posts -
Asking for more detailed close-up shots of my applique -
And the detailed close-ups that she was asking for -
Were on the LINKED POST -
That SHE DIDN’T BOTHER TO READ??
Well - it happened AGAIN!
#1 - The other day - I read another blogger's post about "no-reply commenters" with the standard "Change the setting in your profile" solution. I also read through the comments - and one was from a blogger who had a problem similar to the one I had last August. The commenter asked if anyone had a solution - so - being the nice, helpful person that I usually am - I left my comment saying that I had had a similar problem and had written two posts that might help - and supplied the LINKS to both of the posts.
Well - the blog author emailed me thanking me for answering the commenter's question. I emailed her back - you're welcome - and asked if she had read my posts. She answered that she hadn't had the chance - and that there was a difference between blah-blah and blah-blah. I emailed her back - "Didn't think so." It was OBVIOUS that she had NOT read my posts - or she would have known that I KNOW the difference between blah-blah and blah-blah.
So that was #1!!
#2 - Then - I linked up to my usual Thursday link-up like I have been doing for over a month now. I usually post a “teaser” photo and then LINK back to the ORIGINAL post with ALL of the photos - because it WAS the ORIGINAL post with ALL of the photos!! DUH!!
Well - I get a comment from the linky hostess - the one who sponsors the linky party - that she thought it was interesting that the bird was looking away. HUH?? I emailed her that it was supposed to be a side view and that if it looked like he was looking away - that was NOT what I had intended - and asked if she had checked the LINK - because the close-up shots show more detail. She emailed me back that she would check the link after dinner.
TWICE in TWO DAYS!!
It reminds me of Forrest Gump - "Stupid is as stupid does."
But who is being stupid -
Them or me?
Am I wasting my time trying to help?
Am I wasting my time setting up links?
So - I’m sorta bummed -
And I have to ask myself -
Why in the hell do I even bother linking to stuff that no one bothers to READ??
PEOPLE - I take a LOT of time drafting/editing/linking my posts!!
The LEAST that you CAN do -
And I HATE that phrase because it implies that you ONLY want to do the VERY MINIMUM - BUT - it certainly applies here - because the LEAST that you CAN do -
Is read a post and IGNORE the links -
If you DON'T BOTHER TO READ MY LINKS -
PLEASE DON'T BOTHER TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT -
Because 9 times out of 10 -
The answer to your comment is IN THE LINK -
That you DIDN'T BOTHER TO READ!!
And - besides -
I think that it is downright RUDE!!
The LEAST that you SHOULD do -
Is read a post AND the damn links -
That's WHY they ARE THERE in the FIRST PLACE!!
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -