Fakes and more Fakes.. Much Ado About Nothing  

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
970 posts
8/14/2006 7:34 am

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Fakes and more Fakes.. Much Ado About Nothing

Every now and again, about every 6 months or so actually, a disaster hits Blogland.

They normally fall into one of three categories.

1. Two bloggers end up having a fight about what was said, or not said.
Verbal abuse follows, friends line up on each side, far more verbal abuse follows. Blogs about the "offending Blogger" appear, more verbal abuse.
Hundreds of "I knew there was something about him/her/them" comments appear out of nowhere.
The biggest supporter of one side, or the other's blog moves up the list of most watched blogs, because of aforesaid comments.
One blogger leaves vowing never to return again, some friends also leave in protest and support (but only to return shortly afterwards, some with a new handle) Happening at the moment

Been there, done it, regretted it, and won't do it again.

2. "Famous" (normally someone who appears on the most watched blog list)Blogger decides to get a life, and concentrate on the more important things in life and gives up blogging.

Hundreds of wailing fans/groupies swear eternal love and threaten to throw themselves on the funeral pyre if the said Blogger really leaves.
(note) only very few of these actually know the aforesaid Blogger at all, although many may have exchanged mails and/or phone calls. Less than a handful have actually met him/her although hundreds claim true love or real friendship.
(Sometimes also happens in connection with category 1)

3. Someone goes to a great deal of time and trouble to "Expose" a Fake Blogger. Normally also by some strange coincidence someone on the Most Watched Blog List

Shock! Horror!, outraged blog after blog follows, links to other support blogs flood cyberspace, hundreds of "I knew there was something about him/her..... comments follow.
"Fake" blogger retaliates, more support blogs appear, battle lines firmly drawn. even more "He/she is the best friend I ever had" comments appear out of the woodwork, verbal abuse follows verbal abuse, until the "fake" Blogger finally disappears, only to reappear un-noticed with yet another new handle. Also happening at the moment.

Some "Normal" bloggers give up in despair , others ignore it all and keep on blogging, and some don't give a shit anyway.

We all have a "handle" that we hide behind, we don't want our whole neighborhood to know we are on here, do we?, nor do most want to be ridiculed by friends by blogs that we have written, so we "Fake" it by having a handle, so we can express ourselves freely.

Who cares who or what is behind a handle or a blog,if it is well written it's a good blog, and some of the most popular blogs wouldn't get a look in, in "real" life.

I remember a few years ago a very popular blog caused a stir in Britain , it was a Dairy of a Hooker, was a brilliant blog, but nobody ever knew who was behind it, it could have been a real hooker, or a politician, or a well known lawyer , or a bored housewife, who really cares it was good reading .

Can Keithcancook really cook? or does he throw any old rubbish into the microwave?
Is Expatbrit49 really an ex pat with a large following of female lovers, or is he an unemployed ex Dagenham docker with a large collection of porno pics?
Does [blog freelove999]really practice Free Love?
Does GoddessoftheDawnreally live on Venus, or she really head of IBM Europe ?

Time to grow up folks, the internet is a great communication tool, but you NEVER really know anybody from the net until you have looked into their eyes, watched their lips move, and observed their body language.

Only two handfuls of ppl have ever met us from AdultFriendFinder, and know our first names,less than a handful of others know our telephone number or address. We could be anybody, the nice neighbours, or your worse nightmare.

Enjoy the blogs, but don't read to much into them or to those that write them.

Koffla 61M
55162 posts
6/8/2011 3:32 pm

Oh, the good old days! lol I miss our Amsterdam get together with Papy, Goddessofthedawn and the others And who can forget cruising Amsterdam canals and dinner at Osaka Restaurant overlooking Amsterdam bay

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rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
11/16/2006 4:19 am

since calling myself freelove, i've often asked my self that question ... so define freelove and i'll answer ...

[blog freelove999]

justaskme779 38F

10/2/2006 5:50 am

Staying with your purple thing I have to say great blog and this is a great post, made me giggle quite a few times, will be watching from now on and hope you're watching mine...
I will pimp it if I may... justaskme779
Feel free to pimp your blog on mine too xxx

expatbrit49 63M

8/18/2006 1:48 pm

ROFL "Dagenham docker"... I love it

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GB_Cple 67M/56F  
3113 posts
8/17/2006 12:12 pm

    Quoting economickrisis:
    Blogdom Demands to know who this mysterious couple really are. !!

    Just how professional are they? Great post
G'day mate,
thx for you comment,
we are more or less who we say we are

A few of the ppl that have commented here, have in fact met us

my question is , Who are you? ,
as I said before , I think we may have met in a previous blog

economickrisis 56M

8/17/2006 2:43 am

Blogdom Demands to know who this mysterious couple really are. !!

Just how professional are they? Great post

TheQuietGuy2005 55M
2386 posts
8/16/2006 2:47 pm

Seems sensible enough.

It's easy enough to get carried away with the emotion of it all but, like you, I've developed a severe case of "once bitten, twice shy".

Blog on, read on ...

8337 posts
8/15/2006 7:51 pm

Some good points in your post.

I tend to comment on the blogs that I feel are genuine, strictly via intuition.

I have watched as people were enthralled in the fakes: MangomamiCT, Tillerbabe, MyRealLoverOne, TheCliticals...

I never followed any of their blogs, mainly because that very intuition told me they were not what they claimed to be.

I'm starting to wonder about people and their ability to sense the fine line between fantasy and reality.



"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

Loosetooth 42M
1147 posts
8/15/2006 11:28 am

I agree with everything you have said and wish that it was the consensus.

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
8/15/2006 9:35 am

i know your both real

I'm a

i'm here to stay

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
3113 posts
8/15/2006 8:21 am

Thank you all for your kind words and comments.

keep on blogging

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
8/14/2006 11:02 pm

I think the issue is motive. The cliticals seemed harmless enough and entertaining...doesn't bother me.

This thing going around about DustyWidget on the other hand has me concerned...because if the accusations are true it's real people getting hurt in real time.

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
8/14/2006 1:50 pm

This was an excellent essay with appropriate points well defined. I often found myself nodding in agreement as I read it.

Thank you for posting it.

Blog On!

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
8/14/2006 1:18 pm

~ hugz ~ I'm glad I got to meet you!

now why'd ya blow me cover? huh? ...

cleanuphitter69 42M
34 posts
8/14/2006 11:29 am

This might be the most sane thing I've seen written on this topic yet.

Is it over?? Can we all go back to the beginning of football season now??

bipolybabe 56F

8/14/2006 8:03 am

Thank you for providing a healthy dose of "reality" into our cyber world.



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