Just Curious

Whilst I am extremely pleased at my number of followers and the interest taken in my blog, I am somewhat curious as to why so many marketing sites, media news, video training, sports, fashion, discounts and dentist ‘followers’ are interested in Little Old Me.

Sure I try to keep my site varied with different challenges, topics, poetry, the dog and home life, plus the occasional budget inspired post or rant about rising prices, but Marketing Strategies? Dentistry? Discounts?
Fashion and Sports are riotously funny from where I’m sitting as I have no interest in either…………. I live in men’s joggers and tees and wear trainers (also men’s as they are more generous in the width), and the nearest I get to playing sport is picking my darts up off the floor.
I can only imagine these sites are using pensitivity101 as a platform for advertising or sales promotions and I’m not too happy about that.
Still, I use a free WP site package and as such, advertisements will appear, but I just thought I’d make my feelings known.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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33 Responses to Just Curious

  1. I get lots of those, too. If they click on your site and like the assumption is that you’ll look at theirs and potentially use their services. I agree, though. WHY? I, personally, follow a variety of bloggers because I’m interested in lots of things.

    • Oh yeah, I’ve had those liking something and then asking me to ‘follow them’. I checked out a couple to see if their sites were of interest to me, and most aren’t. One who practically begged me to follow him posted three items and then disappeared off the face of the blog! Just nipped over to you……….. like the blue!

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I’ve wondered the same thing. Especially when the gravatar or name has no link, it’s not live. So impossible to find. Curious.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    I have worked in advertising my entire career β€” more than 40 years. What really strikes me as odd is, the ads are not at all targeted, nor are they at all relevant to your content. Which is completely opposite to where the online advertising industry is these days. I sincerely doubt that anyone clicks on these ads β€” most of which are sleazy and I really question if there is any financial benefit to WordPress for allowing them. The cynic in me wonders if this is nothing more than an attempt to annoy us enough tonswitch to a paid site. Same on my blog site, by the way, as mine is also free.

  4. Sadje says:

    It’s a mystery we haven’t been able to solve.

  5. I get a ton of those too and don’t get it either. Seriously? Are they just reaching for strings in order to get them to follow them?

  6. tidalscribe says:

    Me too, I suppose it depends on what tags you use; if I write about gardening, up pops an American blog selling lawnmowers, write about houses and a US realtor wants to sell me property! As I also use a free package I often wonder what my blog looks like to the reader.

  7. scifihammy says:

    I hear you and get the same thing.
    Even funnier, is that every time I take a break – like just now – my followers increase! Like they prefer me not to be blogging! πŸ˜€

  8. I get them, too. And I also get those emails asking me how much I charge for guest posts and advertising links on my site. Usually from companies with products or services I would never, ever use or recommend. I pay extra to WP for the “no-ads” option, so I’m not likely to start welcoming pop-up ads from somewhere else.

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