“B” is for belligerent bloggers

 

 

 

“My life is a series of invitations accepted and invitations rejected, and the place I now find myself is often a result of accepting the wrong invitations and rejecting the right ones.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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A N  I N V I T A T I O N  W I T H  S T R I N G S  A T T A C H E D 

This week’s Wednesday Word Prompt on Susan and my other site Weekly Prompts is CYBER INVITATIONS.

I started receiving invitations from this site early last week. At first it was one a day. It was an overseas political site and it did not appeal to me in the least to be a collaborator for its content. Last Sunday the owner of the site was shot gunning the invites to follow the site.

I deleted the first few emails and noticed that the site’s owner ( male or female) was insistently desperate that I follow the blog. I thought the sender would have gotten the message when I did not reply immediately to their request.

I was free to unsubscribe (see quotes below) from receiving other email invitation from site owners from Word Press but that would mean fellow bloggers ( friends. family, acquaintances) would be barred from inviting me.

“This message was sent by a WordPress.com user who entered your email address or username to invite you. You can unsubscribe if you’d prefer not to receive invitation emails in future. Please do not reply to this message; it was sent from an unmonitored email address. For help with WordPress.com, please visit WordPress.com Support.”

So I decided to opt out of receiving further messages from this particular site. I think I did the right thing in this instance. I did a bit more digging and discovered that only update emails from the site listed at the opening of this article will be banned from my email.

I suspect that this was a cyber trolling and pfishing expedition and nothing else. If you receive emails from this web site block the sender immediately or you will be deluged with unwanted emails. 

Susan and I over the past month have experienced such site incursions from unknown sources. It is best to err on the side of caution than plunge headlong into a cyber situation. 

EDITORIAL COMMENT

As of this publication date I have not received any more email invitations from the site named at the start of this article. When I visited the site initially I noticed that a handful of bloggers gave like votes. I hope they don’t regret that later on. 

 

Word Prompt Cyber Invitations

12 comments

  1. Did I get the wrong end of the stick with this one, I thought you said you were invited to write an article, or were there two requests involved?

    Anyway, I’m glad you did the follow up so quickly. 🙂

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