New Necklace called "The Cube" went to a good home today
I received a spam comment today offering me services to get the traffic and comments on my blog increased to an average of 4,000 visits a day. This reminded me of a post I read from VanishingAmerican, reminiscing on the differences between extroverted bloggers vs. introverted bloggers. The blogger mentions she/he does not write a blog in order to attract a huge number of readers or followers, but that she/he rather reach a few bloggers who have something of value to say.
When I read the spam comment today, my reaction was an “irk” feeling. One, because I would feel overwhelmed by hundreds of comments I would not be able to reply to; and second, because I already get majorly pissed (can I say pissed here?) when I get a comment such as: “follow me”; “nice blog, follow me” and the likes.
Although I have had this blog for only a few months, the bloggers I visit and who visit Introverted Art regularly have become people I do care about. I like going to their blogs and reading how their lives are unfolding and what they are creating, as most of them are creative creatures out in the world.
Sterling silver with a brushed cube pendent
This is why the spam comment ticked me off. It is as though small chatter invaded my space. I am not looking to be popular, whatever being popular means nowadays. I am not looking to have 15 minutes of fame. What I am looking for is for the right to be unpopular, to be weird, to be anything other than the status quo, to snort when I laugh, to talk about farts and nose bugger even though I am a woman. I am looking for the right to be.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson II