After “liking” my post for the 10th consecutive time and seeing his gravatar on everyone else’s posts, it became pretty obvious that Patrick Latter who has a photography blog was liking without reading for the purpose of exposure for his blog.
My assumption is that he “follows” a crapload of people and “likes” every new post they have. I guess it’s working for him cause he seems to be getting the exposure he’s looking for. Every comment on his “about” page is someone thanking him for “liking” their post or “following” them.
The odd thing is that you are not able to delete or block people from following you. I don’t know why. Probably some stupid online community honour code. However, I was able to get him to stop following me. This is what I want to apologize for. I achieved this in an impolite, negative and vulgar manner. Last night I saw that he “liked” my most recent post and since I was semi drunk I decided to write a comment on his page.
It went something like this, “You asshole, stop following me or I will create havoc on your page, you whore.” I probably could have asked him nicely and he probably would have cooperated but when I get the chance to amuse myself, I sometimes cannot help myself. Also, at the time I didn’t feel much compassion cause he’s a big spammer. Too much spam in one’s diet is detrimental to their health.
Spam likers aren’t really that big of a deal. It’s not like it causes me any inconvenience or anything. I guess I don’t like the idea that people are being fraudsters and playing with other peoples blog feelings. Crap, I should have wrote this post before I got him to unfollow me cause it would have been funny if he “liked” it. Oh well, just like Mike Tyson said, “old too soon, smart too late.”