Oh - and those readers I've lost or who dropped me from their sidebar.
I will list the names and the reason why they rejected, dropped, turned on me. I want them all to know I don't blame them.
Larry D at Ax of the Apostasy
Stopped blogging, commenting, dropped off the face of the earth.
Cathy at Recovering Dissident
Never heard from again after I accused her of conspiring to abduct me.Fr. Mark of Downtown Meath Abbey
I think it may have been something I said.Doughboy
God only knows.Kat of Crescat Prickly Pines blog
Bad ads made her crazy and she attacked me.Fr. @ WDTPRS
I may never know. What?Fr. Frank
Not sure. I think it was a photo-shoot I set up on apparitions after a storm.Fr. Joe
Not a clue.Random Friar
I have no idea.Badger Catholic
Jealous. Envious.Adoro Te Devote
I was always wrong about something.Dymphna
Just didn't like me.Michael R.
Not black enough.Maria B.
Just showed up in the combox.Frank of San Francisco
Not gay enough.Anonymous blogger(s)
Too gay.Bill B.
The intellectual quality of my writing has slipped.Suburban Blogger
Unsuitable and creepy.Kitty Bauble
Does not want to be associated with this blog.Owen S.
Not interested.Heather King
Not her style.Enbrethiliel
Much too illiterate for her.Affluent Bloggers of Style
Much too low-class and homophobic.Tonto
Blackballed. Blackballed. Blackballed.Ace
Doesn't like my commenters.Mack
Doesn't like the attitude.David S.
I think I know.Michael Bayly
He's on hiatus.Ray M.
Doesn't want to be associated with this blog.Puppy and Kitty
I'm just not sure.John Corapi
He dropped everybody.Cathy from Chicago
I'm not sure.Henry
Hates me.Leona Whittie
Not traditional enough.Joan and Company
Were not happy to read about themselves on my blog.
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The list goes on...
I was reading my archives hoping to reuse some old posts and couldn't help notice some of the commenters no longer come around. I wonder what happened to them? Not that I expect them to still be reading this blog, much less leave comments, I couldn't help but think about the many people I have met over the years - friendships won and lost. I could post more names and reasons why I think they dropped me - or me them - but I don't want to get anyone upset.
I really only did this list just for fun, not to start anything. It could be a very funny post if I listed more sites and bloggers with the real reasons I think they had for dropping me. Leaving well enough alone, if I left anyone out, my apologies.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently …” — Steve Jobs
So yeah - crazy people make better bloggers.
Art: Michael Sowa