Spamalot–A Better Parody than a Practice

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spamI follow at least three bloggers who blog multiple times a day.  I have resorted to receiving their blogs once a day or once a week.  In the cases of two of them, I delete them without reading any of the content.  The other one covers a wide range of topics so I skim his titles and like without usually reading the blog content.   (Which makes me wonder how many of my ‘likes’ are people who don’t bother reading the content.)

Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the motion picture, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, but it differs from the film in many ways.

While the musical comedy may be amusing, receiving blog spam is not.  Please be considerate when you blog.  I’d rather wish you would post more frequently than wish you wouldn’t saturate my inbox with too much incoming.  It’s like the girl in the bathing suit–make us wish we could see more rather than sorry that we did.

19 thoughts on “Spamalot–A Better Parody than a Practice”

  1. I have people follow, that I know would have no interest in history, but follow me they do. I tend follow a lot of blogs other than history, but if they don’t fit into one of those categories, I just delete as you do. I’d rather spend my time with people like yourself.

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  2. I feel the same way, GP. Definitely a mutual admiration society. There is one blog that I have read on and off for a while. I recently started to follow him. Yesterday he flooded my inbox with at least 5 different blog postings. I hope he takes the hint. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more.

    I do post about several topics, but I have a lot of interests: history, music, writing, politics, and martial arts. I do try to keep my politics out of my posts, but sometimes it just sort of seeps in!

    And, I know when a reader likes 17 posts in 4.3 seconds, they are not reading my posts. It’s kind of amusing in a disappointing sort of way. But I understand not everyone will like what I post, and not everyone who follows me will like everything I post.

    I do read posts that catch my eye, especially those that are put out by people whose blogs I find interesting and follow. Often I find I have gotten behind and missed some good ones, so I have to catch up. Sometimes I simply get too busy, and life gets in the way!

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  4. DC, Thanks for commenting. I don’t always read all of your posts but I do like most of them. I agree with your comments: “And, I know when a reader likes 17 posts in 4.3 seconds, they are not reading my posts. It’s kind of amusing in a disappointing sort of way.” I will never accuse you of posting too often and if you have ever posted more than once in a day, I don’t remember.

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  5. I’m guilty of posting several posts in one day 😊, some of them are short haikus and sometimes they’re long articles that I was working on consecutively and I can’t help but push publish when it’s done. It’s like a sense of relief that I finished them 🙂, but I can see how it can be annoying. Then I also go through dry spells of not publishing for several days and I think I need to catch up! For some reason I don’t like the scheduled publishing method, it doesn’t feel as satisfying as clicking Publish! I try to read blogs before liking them but I agree 5 posts a day won’t be thoroughly read but mostly skimmed over. I feel guilty to speed read through but I guess that’s a part of blogging.

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    1. A very thoughtful response Judy. I’ll admit that your haikus are short reads. I do use the schedule feature and still sometimes publish twice (or even heaven forbid) three times in one day. Since this is one of my pet peeves, I am hyper-aware of publishing more than once a day. I always have the option to hit delete if I feel that I’m hearing too much from a single blogger.

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    1. Dwight, I honestly feel that some bloggers just like almost everything with the idea that if they ‘like’ you a lot you may feel some obligation to return the favor. Some bloggers (you included) comment often enough to have me think you read most of the postings if the topic is of interest. (I realize that not all topics are of equal interest to everybody, even if they overall like the blog.). Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I would hope people are only liking my content because they enjoy it. With about 300 blogs I follow, there is no way I have the time to read all their content but when I do open it and like, it’s because I have.

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  7. Finally getting around to commenting here. I’ve been more but now I’m less involved in blogging. I was following a bunch of people but couldn’t keep up with the emails so I switched from getting email notifications to just following them in Reader. I promised myself I’d go in and look regularly but I don’t always have the time or inclination to do that. And the ones that I do get notifications on, I move the posts to a folder and then go in when I have time or interest. getting into all this? I feel bad because I don’t click the like button on everything. Writing, poetry, stuff like that, are good but history, military, doesn’t interest me. Which brings me to my other point, I’m always happy to have people read and like my posts but I’m also surprised too!

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    1. Thanks for your candid response, JeanMarie. This blog is not focused on a single topic, but it does reflect the topics that catch my interest. After almost three years of blogging, I have seen a pattern where some people like almost everything (whether they actually read the posting is up for debate). Others only like particular topics. When I do the occasional post on winery, I have a few wine blog followers who only key on those topics. I feel the same way about most of the people I follow regularly. I just don’t want to be spammed by multiple postings in a single day–I’m good for two, maybe three at the max.

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