Thursday, October 2, 2008

I've Been Blocked

The picture below is pretty much how I feel about right now. There was someone whose blogs I really enjoyed and followed on the dashboard. Of late I haven't been able to view any of the blogs. I kept getting a blogger error page saying the blogs had been removed but I would see this person comment on other blogs and their new posts kept popping up under "Follow" on my dashboard. It took me a minute to realize that this person must have blocked me. I thought, "Wow". I've never left any comments that were negative, but here I am - blocked. I know I shouldn't let it bother me but I have to admit that it does. It makes me think that maybe I should just view and not leave any comments. Maybe I should keep my comments to a minimum. Maybe I should remove my picture from my profile and make this impersonal. I'll get over it but I sit here wondering what did to make this person block me? My apologies to anyone if I've ever offended, said too much or did anything that even made you consider blocking me from even viewing your blog. It may take me a while to feel comfortable leaving comments again.


Rosemarie said...

I didn't even know you COULD block someone! I'm sure it's even worse that you have no idea what happened with this person. Hang in there.

The Holleys said...

Yeah, I think you can block a person but hey, if someone closes the door on you, more people will open theirs for you. :)

June said...

Hey there...I'm in Las Vegas airport waiting for flight and thought I'd check in. Don't worry about that block and don't feel you owe anyone an apology. I've got a motto: don't complain and don't explain. I can't imagine any of your comments being offensive. Perhaps a political rift? It doesn't matter. Their loss!

kjpweb said...

Well - you're whitelisted on my end! :) Always welcome!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: Never have blocked a regular visitor. Just some spamming boneheads.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Rosemarie - I didn't know you could either but apparently you can. :-(

The Holleys - Thank you. I guess that is true. :-)

June - I can't believe you're sitting in the airport responding, so a very special thank you for taking the time to. I know that you're right. Have a safe trip. :-)

Klaus - I don't know what I'd do if you blacklisted me. You're usually the first blog I check every day. When I don't have time to check other blogs, I check yours. Thank you. :-)

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Your comments are always welcome here and much appreciated.

Tink *~*~* said...

You might NOT be blocked. I have had MAJOR issues with that "follow" thing ever since Google/Blogger introduced it. They are numerous, so I won't go into them here, but suffice it to say that I will not be hitting the "follow" button for anyone else until Google has fixed the issue. But your problem as you describe it DOES sound similar to some of the issues I have experienced with the "follow" feature. Bottom line, if you are blocked, I think you would be getting a pretty definitive error message indicating something like "this blog is private" or something like that. Please don't blame yourself for this - if you know your behavior has been above reproach, then it is either a technical issue, or the blogger's issue, not yours!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Mary said...

Your visits and your comments are always very welcome on my blogs! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

If it's any help to you at all, I have had some major issues in recent days!

I can't comment on any Wordpress based blogs! I seem to be coming up as SPAM! At first, I thought it was because my own laptop is being repaired and I am using a replacement computer! But now, I find it is actually ever since I started following blogs which also happened recently.

Hang in there! It may not be what you think!

The Birdlady said...

Try not to worry about it - I love to hear from you and check your posts...and don't even think of taking your photo off! That's you, and that's a good thing!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Mike - Thanks Mike! :-)

Tink - Thanks Tink. Maybe, but I'm not having problems with anyone else I follow. I just figure, oh well.

Mary & Greyscale - Thank you both very much. :-)

Birdlady - I'll leave it up. Thank you. :-)

Darla said...

Dang I left a comment earlier and it didn't show up. Try again later.

Love having you visit me anytime and I am really enjoying your blog

2sweetnsaxy said...

Darla - Thanks! All of these comments have made me smile. Thanks for adding to the upturn of my spirit.

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the same thing - that it might be an accident or a mistake. Never underestimate the ability of computers to convince us their error is our fault.

Like Klaus, I've never blocked any one who wasn't using my blog to promote a get-rich-quick scheme, a porno site, or some other egregious spam. At least, not that I know of and not intentionally.

Carletta said...

That's just plain rude.
From visiting you and seeing your comments around Blogland - you are a sweet and sincere person - it's the other fellow's loss!

BNS said...

Let me add a note of support for you as well. I am one of those who really enjoys having you visit and leave comments on my blogs.

And do not DREAM of removing your picture from your profile. I'm with BirdLady on this: It's you, and this is your blog, and that is your avatar for comments. It's you - period!

Earlier this week (late Tuesday, I think) people could not get to my blogs, but kept getting redirected to the Google home page. Apparently it was happening to ALL blogspot blogs that have custom domain names (like mine do). It was only for a few hours, but it was maddening. At first I believed it must be a virus on MY computer, until I looked into it and found it was THEM (Blogger), not me.

Which brings me to this: The fact that you can't access someone's blog may not be your fault at all. It may well be something on their blog platform or software, and they might not even be aware of it.

Hang in there -- and no apologizing to anyone. You did nothing wrong.


2sweetnsaxy said...

Wren - Thanks. I thought it was error to at first but it slowly happened on blog after the next for this one person over a short period of time. It just finally occurred to me that it probably wasn't an error. Thanks though. I know I could still be wrong.

Carletta - I don't even see it as rude. We feel what we feel. I just hate that I seemed to do something that made this person feel this way about me.

Bobbie - Thank you too. :-) I guess it could be a software problem on their end. It's just that I kept meeting the same problem day after day until it sunk in. And I did meet your problem with your page turning to Google. I was so glad it got fixed.

EVERYONE - I can't thank everyone enough for your kind words of encouragement. I guess I shouldn't be so sensitive but maybe it's just the artist in me.

Denise said...

I'm sorry you've been experiencing a problem. Occasionally I have come up as spam on some blogs, never figured out why but it hasn't happened lately. I always figure it's those cyber gremlins, all those electrons having a great time messing with our minds - they can be a real pain in the tushy at times. You will always be welcome at my place, you have a beautiful smile and when I see your photo it puts a smile on my face too. That's quite an achievement some days. I am NOT an early morning person but a bit of a night owl which if you check it is 2.49 a.m. east coast time - gasp - and I am still here. But smiles are catching and I believe it :)))) I'm getting myself off to bed. And oh wow, did I tell you what great, great pictures are on here? Okay, I've done with my chatterboxing.

Connie said...

You are always welcome to comment on my blog. I have seen people just stop a blog and make it private but keep it just to be able to make a comment. I have done that on Spaces, I don't post on it but leave it open to make a comment to people still on there. It might not be anything against you.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Denise - Thank you so much! And I'm a night owl too. Sometimes it seems the juices don't get flowing until I should be in bed. :-)

Connie - I suppose that could be true. I don't know. I guess in a couples of days I won't even remeber.

SAPhotographs said...

My goodness!! What a terrible thing to happen. Ignore it 2sweetnsaxy. You have enough other followers not to bother with one!!

Mary said...

I didn't know it was possible to block people either! I welcome you on my site anytime! I always enjoy the comments you leave both on my site and other's :-) It may be an accident and they don't know they blocked you.