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Writer's Block... or Newbie Frustration?
Writer's Block... or Newbie Frustration?
I'd first like to apologize for not posting Part 2 yesterday, as I'd fully intended. Maybe it was writer's block (although I have all the information right here in my head), but I happen to think it was a simple case of newbie frustration.
I logged on yesterday, read some others' blogs and started writing my own when a new friend asked me how many emails I had gotten so far.
Emails?? No idea. So I checked.
In 48 hours, my profile had been viewed 660 times, and I had received nearly 75 emails from some who had read some of my posts, some who had seen my profile, and some, unbelievably, who must have pulled my name out of thin air.
I guess it's my own fault. Clicking the box ( under "Meet For..." ) that says "Erotic Email, chat, and phone..." apparently wasn't enough.
Exactly 82% of the emails I received were from men who wanted to "hook up" or get together, meet for coffee, etc.
An unbelievable amount, 46%, sent pictures of their dicks, some with and some without an accompanying face/body shot.
Sadly, only one email was from a woman.
I say it's my own fault because I wrote nearly nothing about myself on my profile. ( I have a lot of "prefer not to say"s and all blank spots were filled in with "Read my blog to learn more about me" ) And, according to some observant surfers, my intro blog doesn't really say much about me.
So before I delve into Part 2, let me just get everything that I think anyone needs to know out in the open right now:
I'm 35, divorced, mother of 2 boys, both teenagers.
I am a high school science teacher ( and therefore NOT INTERESTED IN MEETING ANYONE IN PERSON! )
I am interested in posting blogs and possibly exchanging emails with whoever wants me to for whatever reason ( love me or hate me, I don't care ).
I have a master's degree, and I'm proud of that ( and no, it's not in psychology ).
I love to masturbate, and I'm very, very good at it.
Yes, there are times when I'd rather have a real person to have sex with, but most of the time I'm glad I don't have to deal with all the extra bullshit that comes with that.
I am not even slightly interested in seeing pictures of your weenie. If I send an email response after receiving said picture, I will do so only to insult you for my own pleasure.
Teaching is my passion, sex is my gift, and my kids are my life.
Read my blogs, comment as often as you wish, and don't ask to meet me in person.
For anything I might have left out, read 465154 and 464684. Anything else you'd like to know about me? Just ask.
8/12/2006 1:51 pm
You may considering setting up message filtering which is tied to several things - one being cupid but also if you can make sure that those who don't have a certain requirement (confirm ID, photo, completed personal profile, etc.) won't get a message through to you. Second, even though you can put up a detailed profile - people will still not read it or feel that they are the exception for you to "get in touch with them". Since you are more interested in the blogs & general chat, I would use as much as possible to filter out those that don't match you (you can easily set distance that match has to be from you to the lowest setting which should weed out 95-99% of your messages - confirm ID is also good - many women set ISO women only, even if they are open to men...they can pick & choose which men to contact versus having men contact them with dozens/hundreds of messages).|
Make use of what AdultFriendFinder gives you to make the best of the site!!
If you need any further help, there are plenty of bloggers around who will gladly post with advice & suggestions.
Don't worry about your about/what you're looking for, most people start out with something really simple to just get started. Take your time to make sure what you put there is what you want. You can either keep it short & sweet or indepth & detailed.
Otherwise, I hope you are enjoying AdultFriendFinder!!
8/12/2006 2:18 pm
That explains many things...
When you have a gift, sometimes people want to share and contribute...particularly if it is a prize gift held in common esteem.
The stats are amazing, aren't they ?
Take it easy, and I hope to see more blogs soon...
8/12/2006 5:32 pm
*scratches that one off the list while muttering incoherently*|
8/12/2006 10:49 pm
I love your blog and your witty take on this site. |
I have to say from experience that you can set up as many filters as you like, be as specific as absolutely possible in your profile, and the monosyllabic drones will still sneak through. They far outweigh the ones who actually read, comprehend and respond accordingly.
It irked the hell out of me during my first couple of days back on the site--after a 2 year hiatus. Then I decided to turn it into a running joke on my own blog. Who will today's top loser be?
Too late to actually welcome you to blog-dom, but it's certainly great to have found yours!
8/13/2006 4:01 pm
I am not even slightly interested in seeing pictures of your weenie.|
I noticed ye said nothing about nude male BUM-ies....
Blog y'er bloggin' butt off!
All is well!
at least as far as the Wordy one is concerned...
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