Thanks to my post about my faerie costume looking a bit slut-ish (promise pictures coming soon Poppy, I'm still stalking my friend), a search engine picked up the word slut in my post, and it has brought me some rather undesirable readers.
Here's an example of an email I received the other day:
U R hot. U should put up a full body shot because I bet u r even hotter then.
IM me sometime.
Oooook...I have gotten like 5 people like this who have emailed me. Is it time to take the email down? Is it time to take the picture down? Hell I put a pic up where I don't even have make-up on and my hair looks like crap.
Most of these came from the dubious search engine results, and some may have come from Blog Explosion I guess. I get an awful lot of traffic from there.
This makes me think of two different things. Why do I have my picture up, and why do so many people not have their picture up.
I'm a veteran when it comes to blogging, as I've had several in the past. If your reason for not putting your pic up is so that no one will know it's you, let me tell you one thing. If you write about your life and are true to it, people will know it's you even with name/location changes.
I guess I put my pic up because I'm a visual person. I like blogs that do that, because I can visualize the person who is writing it. The agonizing part for me was picking which one, as I know all to well about the predatory pervs that the net attracts like flies on shit.
This is no way means that I think a photo of me is the shit. These people are not picky. If you are half way attractive and do not weigh 500 lbs they descend like a pack of wolves on an unguarded lamb.
Ok, I realize that was lame, but I was up all freakin' night with the election junk and I didn't want to use fly on shit twice. This post just blows.
I'd say while surfing BE one in maybe 10 will have a picture of themselves on it. Why, or why not do you have your picture on your blog?
In unrelated news, the Original Party People (my parents for any newbies) have moved back their visit to the weekend of the 12th, as my cousin is going down there for her birthday. They still have to plan that wedding though, as it is only 2 years away!
OH hell the link is down there somewhere about the wedding. It's the post called "My Parental Units Have Decided to Get Married Again" To tired to do HTML.
I'm allowed to write posts that blow and be lazy today.