Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Widgety Wodgety, Woo

Over on the right hand side of this blog there are several little including a link to one of my published short stories, matter of fact, my personal favorite among the things I've had published thus far in my writing endeavors.

There is also a VOTE NOW button for a site called BLOG4REEL who is holding a competition to turn a blog into a reality TV type of movie. I was invited to join, but truthfully I think anyone can sign up to compete. Anyway, registered users can vote once per day, so if you are so inclined, click away.

There is also the rotating list of fellow bloggers that I affectionately call, ME HARDY'S. I'm guilty of not updating the list often enough, but I just did so if you post a new blog an do not show up amongst the 25 most recent posters let me know so I can add you and your blog.

But the creepiest of all widgets in the one Blogger recently brought out. The one with the Little pictures and the caption MY FOLLOWERS. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that as of right now there are 46 people out there who are willing to publicly declare they read my words. But am I the only one that associates tainted Kool-Aid and Jonestown with the words MY FOLLOWERS? Come on blogger is that the best you could do? I challenge you to come up with a better term instead of painting us all with a coat of Cappuccino Cult. Least that is what they would call it at the paint store where they have to have a fanciful name for 8 bazillion shades they stock.

But don't worry, I don't serve Kool-Aid here.

16 comments:

Patti said...

i like to call my "followers" my enablers. comments make us all junkies...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Should be an option to rename that little widgy!

Melanie Avila said...

I think it's hilarious that directly beneath the "Followers" label, it says STOP FOLLOWING. I'm so confused.

Design Goddess said...

I like Kool-Aid, but not the kind you're talking about. There's already been enough of that being dispensed throughout the country. ;)

SUV Mama said...

Would you rather call us your minions?

LOL!

I like Patti's suggestion. Enablers.

spyscribbler said...

I'm with Melanie! It's like the paddle that hung in the front of the classroom in grade school. Post badly, and people will STOP FOLLOWING.

LOL!

Monnik said...

enablers, minions, deluded fans, you name it. we're all the same. :)

Cloudia said...

Travis: Yes, that "followers" thing has to change!
I'd like to be one of your "Hardy's"
Guess I'll keep following you, you haven't led us astray yet.
BTW yesterdays slide show was awesome! I shared it with a Photog friend of mine and he was blown away too! Aloha-

Kristen Painter said...

Your Ladder Holders?

I changed mine to My Stalkers. Cuz I think that's funny.

Gary Corby said...

Personally, I think "followers" should be replaced with "sycophants" or "myrmidons".

Annie said...

Snicker...followers...snicker...

Yeah, it's creepy.

Georgie B said...

I call mine "The Good Friends of
Cedar's Mountain".

I'm sure you can come up with one similiar to the one you use to list your links.

Ello said...

I renamed mine Buddies but then it says stop following and followers below it. I know what you mean about it. I think you should rename yours the Hardys!

debra said...

Argghh Captain. I don't like kool-aid anyway :-)

B.E. Sanderson said...

ROFL, I had the same thought about the 'followers' thingie. It makes me feel like I should be on my knees, glassy-eyed and groveling. Umm, no. Or maybe it's a little like having stalkers. Heh, I'm following you, Travis. ;o)

Lana Gramlich said...

The annoying thing about the followers gig is that I'd physically have to switch all of the blogs I follow from Reader over...a long & painstaking process, regardless of the fact that Google runs both. Why not offer a conversion tool or something?
Fear not, I may not appear as a follower, but I am.