in September. At first I loved the little pictures of people sitting there. I loved the idea of "followers" who liked my blog enough to put their little picture there. Ego feeding? Well, maybe.
When I first started this blog, I had a couple of my own rules about what blogs I would link to in my sidebar. I would not link if they had advertisements. I would not link if they were overtly political. I would usually not link if their blogs were written from the perspective of an "expert" in recovery.
Now I have links, including pictures, of all sorts of blogs. I am not sure how I feel about that. If this blog is supposed to be about being a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, shouldn't my links also reflect that? Shouldn't they steer clear of politics? Shameless advertising of treatment centers and books on "recovery"?
Yesterday, I lost one follower. I can't even figure out who left, but the number is one less than it was 24 hours ago. As one who tracks opinions for a living, who carefully gathers statistics and then tries to present them with veracity, it is weird to have such soft science on my very own blog.
And I expect that this post will annoy one or two of you enough to remove yourselves from my "followers" list. Don't worry, I won't know who you are...
Have a nice day :)