A Biblical Association

Readers of my fiction serials will be aware that my current story has a religious theme. The header graphic accompanying each post is a quotation from The Bible, The Book Of Revelation.

Those of you who have read up to the most recent episode will be aware that the direction of the story is taking a darker turn. And that it has little or nothing to do with religion.

However, many of my most recent ‘followers’ do not seem to have read past the first episode.

In the last ten days, I have ‘welcomed’ at least fifteen new followers whose blogs are packed with religious quotations, ‘fire and brimstone’ preaching, or just a lot of basic ‘God Stuff’.

Once again, I conclude that many ‘followers’ do not actually read the post, and only follow because of a few words or tags that they spot as they trawl WordPress looking for recruits or converts to their own brand of religion.

Sorry, you lot. I haven’t followed you back.

Not a single one of you. Maybe you should give up on me?

But then you would have had to actually read something to come to that conclusion.

43 thoughts on “A Biblical Association

  1. Don’t you worry Pete! They just want to convert you to good. 😉 Well, especially for some Christians, some free churches, it is also part of good works to convince others of God. Do not take it personally! Best wishes, Michael

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  2. Some people just like and follow automatically, I’m sure, assuming a word or a tag defines a person’s opinions or beliefs. This post has reminded me of people offering to write guest posts on my blog about topics that have nothing whatsoever to do with what I write about. Fair enough that they haven’t read it, but I wonder where do they get the idea that my blog is a great opportunity for them, as my numbers are pretty modest. I think you’re very wise, and it’s their loss, Pete.

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    1. Thanks, Olga. I had a request to feature a guest post about dogs earlier this year. That seemed suitable for my blog, until they sent me the draft. It was just packed with links about selling dietary supplements for dogs. When I rejected it, they kept emailing me for a week, asking why I wouldn’t post it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes indeed. I write a fictional serial about the dangers of a religious zealot, and religious zealots immediately follow my blog. They will be disappointed when they see it is about dog walking, film reviews, and bad weather. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Dog walking, films and weather — sounds like ideal fodder for starting a new religion. Stranger things have happened, try googling ‘The Prince Philip Movement’ and ‘John Frum’ for a fascinating insight if you haven’t heard of them already 🙂

        P.S. I didn’t ‘like’ your serial posts because I haven’t read them yet but I will…

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  3. Your reach on Word Press must be vast! Interesting how they scan and follow but do not read? I guess they just want followers not a community? When I’m busy and don’t get to read each day I miss the voices of my favorite bloggers! Yours included, C

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  4. Pete, it’s fascinating and a bit infuriating to see how this works online…much like you, I found a very interesting thing: when I posted my story about the JFK Honeymoon House for sale, within two minutes, Facebook asked me if I was planning a wedding and did I want to launch a gofundme page!

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  5. Hi Pete
    It is amazing what does hook onto your blog if you mention certain things. If you want to experiment try mentioning Versace, Christian Louboutin, business loans, or similar 🙂

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