Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An Apology!

In a comment on my last post, quilly said...

Your comment to Dr. John -- Hi Dr. J!! Just for the fun of it, I decided to throw a new game out for every one. It's called: WHAT IS ABOVE YOUR BED????? Thom showed what's on the ceiling ... guess I could have been more specific, lol. What I was getting at was "What is on the wall above your bed?" Ah well... either way is good!! Hope you come visit and bring your friends along.

There was nothing in your comment at all to even indicate you read his blog post. Dr. John was calling YOU a spammer, Alice.

I know just how he feels. There are two people who often come to my blog and leave their own agenda behind without bothering to comment on the post I worked so hard to write. I find it extremely rude. Apparently Dr. John does, too.

I am shocked!!! Stunned!!

I guess maybe I'm one of the stupid people!! To me, spamming is when the person has something to gain monetarily, or even in some other way, by posting the comment, just wanting to get their link out on as many blogs as possible. (See my previous post for more on this) That was not my intent.

I have often visited Dr. John's blog and left comments on his wonderful writings, though I must confess I have not done so recently. I was thinking of Dr. John as an internet friend who might like to join in some fun as we have played so many internet games together. I have nothing to gain by his playing this game or anything to loose by his not playing this game so I didn't see it as spamming to leave a message saying that I was hosting a new internet game. It didn't even enter my mind, to be honest, that it was anything other than the fun idea I meant it to be. It's not that I didn't read... it's that I just don't always say something when I visit someones blog & read their posts, just as I know people come here & read without always saying what they think of my posts. This is an explanation, not an excuse....

I apologize Dr. John. I am deeply sorry for my faux pas! It will not happen again. I am so sorry that you took my message as spam and rudeness. It was not meant that way. Never would I intentionally be rude.... dense maybe though not rude.

Thank you Quilly for pointing out this issue. I admit it went totally over my head. I am still having some trouble wrapping my head around the concept that what I did was spamming. I trust I am not one of the people you speak of that you are upset with?? To the best of my knowledge I usually post comments/compliments, or read and leave, saying nothing due to shortage of time.

Again... I apologize for being so dense!!


Thom said...

Well Alice put me in your group I guess. I don't see anything wrong with what you did especially if there is a relationship built up already and the bloggers no each other. But that's just me. Oh well. When I have something I want people to see I just let it out there and if they do they do if they don't oh well. Their loss if you ask me. :) Don't beat yourself up with this. It's a great apology, one I don't think needed to be done, but you did it and I respect that. :)

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Thom... Thank you my dear friend. I very much appreciate your words. Mahalo!

Gattina said...

What's that ? I don't understand a thing ! spam ???? Ridiculous. I took it for what it was : a new game !

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Thank you Gattina!! I am happy that you "got it"!!