So last week I was so stoked that one of my favorite Trash Talk TV bloggers gave me a shout out in the first paragraph of her post. I posted all over social media, I was ecstatic! I mean, hysterical people were commenting about how funny I am. It was an amazing time for me.
But this week doesn’t seem to be so rosy.
My comments won’t post, my emails are going unanswered and my Tweets are ignored. It’s a sad state of affairs considering I don’t even know what I did wrong. I thought at first that it was an error so I waited a few hours and watched as others posted their comments. Then I logged out of my blogging domain and tried to comment as a guest and it went through and said it was “awaiting moderation”. So I assumed I had officially been banned when even the awaiting moderation disappeared and that comment post went away also. I mean, other people are commenting and I’m in the dark.
My Tweets got more desperate by the minute.
Me: Is it possible to be banned from commenting on posts?! None of my comments are posting today. I am so sad. Hope I’m not banned
Me (4 very sad hours later): I must be banned from commenting on your site, others r commenting, my email & twitter are unanswered Help please!!!
So I spent the entire day and night in a state of despair. I went to blog etiquette website to see if I had committed a cardinal blogging sin and just didn’t know it. I asked other bloggers. Hell, I even Tweeted The Bloggess herself to see if I was a nut.
I didn’t get a response, so I assumed I was a nut.
To be honest, I’d prefer Trash Talk TV created their own version of a shank list (maybe, “No TV For You!”) just so that I was aware of what transgression I could have possibly committed. You know, considering the entire website is based on making fun of people on TV and general hijinkery.
It’s an enigma and I am sad.
Thanks TrashTalkTV, I guess it was nice while it lasted?!?!
And then, this morning, I awoke to the best Tweet in entire world. I’ve gone ahead and shown you my whole desperate conversation.
Them: You aren’t banned! I fixed some stuff, which of course means i broke the site!
Me: Oh thank you sweet baby jesus!!! I was in panic mode. Hubster came home and had to talk me off the ledge ;) I love you guys!!!
At this point I should mention I was so happy I had to get off the computer and do a happy dance that involved jumping and wiggling that I am glad no one witnessed.
Them: Back at you! Try googling the site and getting in through that link! For some reason it works. ??
And now I’m in Heaven. Blogging Heaven. The peeps I find hysterical and look forward to conversing with daily are in love with me also. Thank you, my day can get no better.
Visit trashtalktv.com today and enjoy a little humor at the expense of reality tv “stars”. And just FYI, their commenting is still experiencing technical difficulties. I know it’s hard being patient, but at least you know they don’t hate you.
And then after all that I went to type in the website address to Trash Talk TV to do some light reading and this is what appeared (YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO READ THE MESSAGE):
And I’m so depressed I may annihilate an entire box of Twinkies.
I’ve sent a Tweet. I wonder if it’s just me and my computer. Because I see others commenting and I’m real sad.
I’ll keep you all updated on my very sad saga of internet rejection.
And a very special shanks to the manager of Trash Talk TV who is valiantly responding to my Tweets and trying to get their website to allow us all to go to our happy places again. And another shanks to The Hubster who comforted me with the knowledge that the website uses a computer program to filter out spam, just like my blog, and that it seems like their program is trying to dominate the humans instead of us dominating them.
And now this seems to be getting all Terminator at the very core and I’m a little more nervous now than I was two minutes ago.
I was going into spam. Yep, the girl who loves spam became spam.
My blog settings automatically select a random post of mine to link to any comments I make using my blog host account on other websites. Unfortunately, this resulted in their host calling me spam.
There are worse things I could be called.
And now to work on the challenge of figuring out how to change this setting so I can get out of the spam folder and back into the game.