Something bugging me.
I and several of my friends have
noticed another disturbing trend in blog land.
More and more bloggers are altering their post times,
throughout a day or several days so that their
post "pops" back up to the top of the blog roll,
over and over again.
Now, I get the need some folks have to be
seen in order to sell or to promote themselves, I mean
we are founded on free enterprise but here is the
"bug" in this kind of business.
Many of us, myself included, rely on
our blog roll updates to keep track of posts
by our friends and our favorites.
I know I can use reader, but mostly I refer to my roll,
A quick glance lets us know what is new,
and we don't waste time checking
through previously viewed blog posts, or miss one
because the times posted have been altered on us.
Haven't you noticed comments to you like
" I don't know how I missed this post of yours?"
THIS IS WHY THEY MISSED YOUR POST
Being able to trust post times
allows us all more time to actually
visit friends via emails or comments,
which is something all of us
time deprived bloggers desire.
When bloggers re-post their times
it throws the whole thing
out of whack. I have heard from at least
10 other bloggers about this in the last 2 months,
concerning their own blog rolls,
and it is NO LONGER going unnoticed.
Free speech and free choices out here,
of course, but all of us need to/should play nice.
To me, this is the equivalent of people who
go into stores ahead of a sale and hide what
they want to buy when the sale starts,
and then prance in the next morning
when the sale is on and pull out their prize
from a place where no one else would find it.
It just isn't nice, and people, please, we are adults;
no longer in grade school.
Most of us were taught to play nice
and follow the golden rule,
and I do not want to anger or embarrass
anyone who IS doing it,
I am merely trying to say very politely, please stop.
My blog roll is for my personal use;
for me to follow my friends and also hopefully, to
introduce others equally to my favorite people.
Please stop cutting in line.
My 6th grade teacher Miss Weber
taught me not to do that.
Now, here is a puppy.