Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Was it something I said?


I have been the victim of a heinous crime. So horrible, that I'm left wondering if I'm just some worthless good for nothing loser who should live out the rest of my life tucked away in some cavernous hillside away from all civilization.

Someone stopped following me. This morning I had 40 followers. Now I have 39. Not that I'm counting. I mean, it doesn't matter to me at all, really. I couldn't care less how many people want to be my imaginary friend. It's not like this blog matter to me at all.

Except that it does. And the friends I've made from this blog mean something to me. A lot, actually. So the fact the someone has decided they no longer wants to be my friend hurts.

I don't know who you are. I don't know what I said that offended you. Was it that I told you to brush your teeth? Do I talk about running too much? Or music? Or maybe it offends you that I'm so openly unembarrassed about my shortcomings? Or maybe you just think I'm way too boring.

Whatever it was, I'd like to know. I CAN'T STAND the fact that someone could possibly have been offended or hurt by me. Whatever it was, I'm sorry. Please forgive me. And if you don't want to come back, I'll understand. But, I need to know what I did that offended you. So I can fix it. Otherwise, I'll never know, and I won't be able to make it better.

So, leave me a comment, anonymously, if you want (I promise I won't stalk who you are on my stat counter), or send me an email.

*On another sad note, I went to the dentist today. The doc came in, said my teeth looked great, my x-rays looked good, and I didn't have any cavities! Hooray! Then the dental hooker, I mean hygienist, said "What about that dark spot right there?" So the dentist looked at the tooth, and sure enough, I had an old filling coming lose, and some decay above it. He said there would've been absolutely NOTHING I could've done to prevent this, but, alas, I need a root canal and a crown. What the !@#$%^&&????!!!!!!!! Needless to say, I'm ticked! So, I guess I'm doing a ticked-off Tuesday post, after all, Debilyn.

21 comments:

wonder woman said...

I've lost 2 followers in the past few weeks, and one today. I think it's merrianne, since she's not blogging anymore. So turn that frown upside down and find her on facebook! =D

p.s. losing followers depresses me, too. I wonder what I did, which post they didn't like.....

The Christensen's said...

Hey Sherrie, that stinks that you need a root canal and a crown - but since you do need one, let me suggest Brad's brother Chad. He is fabulous. Christensen Endodontics. Check him out - he's in Syracuse!

Little Miss said...

Oh Sherrie! You are SO incredibly co-dependent!! Even in blogworld you NEED every surfer/stalker/subscriber to like you.

(I'm laughing because that is SO like ME--it's actually kinda scary!) LOL

Erin said...

I'm sorry for the root canal and crown. Yuck! And I'm going to send you an e-mail right now, which is even better than a comment...

P.S. My wv is "cutie," and I'm sure it means you, not me. :)

Kristina P. said...

And this is why I hate that stupid following thing. With Reader, you never know if someone takes you off. But with this, you know immediately.

And honestly, I think people come and go all the time, or they change the way they read blogs. Maybe they decided to use Reader instead!

Don't let it get you down. You have a great blog.

Annette Lyon said...

I say it was someone who is doing that "less blogging" resolution stuff and is trying to cut back on how much is on their Reader.

I hear ya on the dentist. I had to get a bunch of old fillings replaced recently--several with decay beneath--because of my previous dork wad dentist. They should have lasted twice as long as they did. Grrr.

Scrappy Girl said...

I agree with Wonder Woman...I lost one today and it was Merrianne...she left bloggy world for facebook...boo hoo!

Mina said...

I don't think I've actually lost a follower. Maybe I have. But I think that only MAYBE half of my followers actually come and read my blog. And that's what I care about. So I think I'd almost rather they leave honestly than follow but not. Does that make sense? I try to visit and follow all of my followers. Lately I'm thinking of taking inventory of who comments instead. I know people come and don't comment. But if they do, then how do I know?

Anyway, I would try not to take it personally. I know that may be virtually impossible to do in the next few days when it's fresh. But I somehow doubt you actually offended anyone. You really put yourself out there--real and vulnerable, and I don't see how you can get offended by that.

tammy said...

I will follow you twice if it helps!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am still a faithful follower of yours! I think a couple of our followers stopped blogging because my numbers went down also! My followers and friends mean a LOT to me too! Hope you have a beautiful day! L♥ve You L♥ts! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Lisa Loo said...

Oh my goodness--I so wanted to blog about this about a week ago when all of a sudden I went from 30 to 29 but I thought everyone would think I needed a life or something!! (Not that thats what I think of you--you obviously have a life)How completely validating to come to your blog and read this post!!! You made my week!! I am SO glad I found you!---said the creey, loser blog stalker.....

Becky said...

I like your blog a lot, it's very real and encouraging, too. And funny. I've never posted on someone's blog I don't know but this is the New Year.

debilyn said...

ohhh...I'm so bummed out for you right now. Both for losing a follower and for the whole root-canal thing.

but I'm flattered that you turned your misfortunes into an opportunity to use my new Tuesday Fun =) (it's cathartic, isn't it?)

**hugs**

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Well, it's at 40 now! So you could have lost one and then gained another one! It happens! I know how it feels...but you have a great blog! The rest of us are still here!
Sorry about your tooth! I KNOW I've got a mess in my mouth! I hate the thought of what they would tell me!

Angela said...

I found out something about blog following - did you know when you follow someone's blog it allows you to follow anonymously? If someone selects this option, they are still following you, but it doesn't show in your follower list... maybe that's what happened?? hmm... Maybe wishful thinking? Who knows, but at least I am still here, right?! ;)

Melissa said...

I pledge to loyally follow you!

And for the record, dental hookers, I mean hygenists, ought to keep their big mouth shut.

Mother Goose said...

I lost two, but blog for you! don't worry about the people count. People leave because they have too many to follow or read up on not always because an offense may have been made.

Peggy said...

Don't let it bum you out. I only have four followers.

Tink said...

Yep, Merrianne quit blogging, so it could be that. But with the new year, I think people are simplifying. I know with me that blogging is a give and take relationship and if I'm contributing to a person's blog and they aren't contributing back, eventually I will quit following because blogging is all about friendship for me. But I'm still with you Sher! Have a wonderful day and that totally sucks about your tooth. I've been putting off the dentist for fear I have to have a crown. Yikes!

Jen K said...

Sorry, I feel for you. I just recently got three cavities filled Monday and it sucks. The part that bugs though is that I just switched dentists and he said they should have been filled a long time ago and that they would have been a lot smaller and less of a deal if they would have. Needless to say, I'm glad I switched.

Mikki said...

I'll follow you twice too, if it helps. Yeah, it was probably Merrianne closing down her blog. (weep).
Hey, there IS an award for you over on my blog. Come by and pick it up!