Sunday, April 18, 2010

Get off my lawn

No specifics, for reasons that will be obvious to frequent users of the interwebs, but various little events recently have reminded me how much I dislike it when people I've never met or heard of try, with varying degrees of blatancy and barefacedness, to use my and others' blogs to publicise their own, or to publicise or advertise other things.

This is not okay behaviour.

Not even when the material isn't obscene/illiterate/ideologically unsound.

That is all.


Mitzi G Burger said...

*Quietly searches conscience...*

Misrule said...

I think I got the same comment on my blog. My CHILDREN'S LITERATURE blog. Grrrr.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Misrule, yes indeed.

Mitzi, no, of course not. I don't mean ordinary daily exchange, and the occasional link if relevant is perfectly fine.

Elisabeth said...

Here Here.

Ann said...

Agreed, though I do add my own link to other people's blogs at times. I let others do it on mine, so I feel free to do it on their's. I think the difference is the spammers. There are actually web programs that you can purchase that will send your link out, in comments, and do it all in automatic mode. I do not like that at all. Besides, looking through other peoples' blogs is fascinating, and I think we've all got our niche and can learn from each other.