Mysterious goings-on

In the past month or so I have had 30 new followers on this blog, all of whom have outlook.com email addresses and almost all of whom have appeared and disappeared within a few hours, most without ever having read even one of my posts!

Of course, having extra followers is always good for one’s morale but for them to leave again quite so quickly could be seen as a bit of a downer. Luckily, when I see that the next one signs up with an outlook.com email address, I know they are not real.

I have mailed the (do you call it sponsor?) of my posts who has written back saying that this isn’t unusual and that they are doing what they can to stop these interlopers from appearing, almost daily. I am still left wondering why people — or bots — would even bother to do such a ridiculous thing. If anyone has an answer, I’d love to hear it!

About Candy

I am 74, was a teacher, then a dealer in antiques and collectables. When I retired to the seaside I started website selling antique and vintage games and wooden jigsaw puzzles. Now, I'm spending my time blogging, gardening and making oil paintings.
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2 Responses to Mysterious goings-on

  1. Omar Sharif says:

    Could’ve been bots but most likely someone made a mistake. Don’t bother about such things. The internet itself comes with a lot of unsolved mysteries.

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    • Candy says:

      I think it must be bots because there are over thirty of them! And, they are all using outlook.com email addresses. WordPress said not to worry, though. I just put that post on to see what might happen but I’m still getting the ‘followers’ but they are here and gone within a couple of hours.😂

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