Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

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Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby AwayinaChive » 07 Aug 2012, 19:31

He just started following today. It feels kind of creepy. Can I make him become a non-follower? I feel weird enough as it is, having my blog 'out there' but now Russian men are following it, weird!!??
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby KateGladTidings » 07 Aug 2012, 19:32

i'm not sure, but i have a couple of american teens following mine! why do they need tips about toddlers in london?!
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby AwayinaChive » 07 Aug 2012, 20:12

Kate wrote:i'm not sure, but i have a couple of american teens following mine! why do they need tips about toddlers in london?!


Ha ha, weird! So, should I let this guy follow me? Do I even have a choice? It's creepy, I have 2 little girls!
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby DIMDongMerrily » 07 Aug 2012, 20:15

Do you know anything about him? Maybe he has children too - isn't your blog about the things you do with your girls, often? So maybe he wants ideas for things to do?

I don't think it matters anyway, he's just a faceless person across the Interweb, he can't do anything to you from the other side of a computer screen, whoever he is. Your blog doesn't have a ton of personal information on, does it? So you're probably pretty anonymous/safe..
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby robyn » 07 Aug 2012, 20:16

I don't even know who follows mine! I don't talk about the girls much though, it's almost all work, so I don't care who sees it.
Anyone can see what you put out there though, whether they follow your blog officially or not - I read lots of blogs that I haven't actually clicked 'follow' on. You should make your peace with potential weirdos seeing anything you put on the internet.
You have to accept that you're selling your lifestyle in order to promote your woodwork, and the minute you do that you loose control of it a bit, you become public property.
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby AwayinaChive » 07 Aug 2012, 21:24

robyn wrote:You have to accept that you're selling your lifestyle in order to promote your woodwork, and the minute you do that you loose control of it a bit, you become public property.


This is why I have only just started publicising my blog, I've been writing it for 6 months. I guess I do have to still accept and come to peace with this idea!!!!
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby ches » 07 Aug 2012, 21:57

Your blog is on the internet, that includes pedophiles, potential customers, crazy teenagers, etc. It's either on the internet or it isn't, and you have to moderate the content assuming the worst. That's why we don't post recognizable photos of our boys online.
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Re: Why would a random Russian guy follow my blog?

Postby t&n's mummy » 08 Aug 2012, 05:48

Two things about russians/ Ukrainians...
1. They are very interested in the uk
2. They are very interested in children (in a good way) when I am out with my two, I get stopped for endless conversations (some of which I now get the just of) by men and women asking questions about the children, they don't hold back either if they think you are doing something wrong, I am in the wrong an awful lot...
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