Friday Funnies – 12/3/2021

A laptop computer with a notebook and a cup of coffee
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I’ve been doing real good with my blog lately. Yep, Getting lots of followers. Every single day. I don’t know why or how. It just started happening. There’s just one little problem.

I’m the follower.

A notification from WordPress saying Betty and 439 others have started receiving updates.

Yep. I keep following my own blog. At first, I would remove myself from my list of those who follow me. But darn it, I kept coming right back. So, then I stopped removing myself, and WordPress still kept notifying me that I had a new follower.


The count keeps going up. So, I don’t know how many followers I really have. The current count says 467, so maybe I’m up to 10 or 15 people who are not me.

I contacted WordPress. I had to send them a screen shot of the notifications. I’m no WordPress expert, but shouldn’t they know what they send me? Oh well. I try not to ask too many questions, if you know what I mean.

During the chat, the “Happiness Engineer” asked if she could work on my problem and contact me later. Sure. No problem. I thought it’d take awhile anyway. The next time and only time I was contacted was to take a survey on how satisfied I was with the help I received. On the good side, the “Happiness Engineer” was very nice.

Perhaps this is how happiness is engineered for us bloggers – something in the system generates lots of followers who will be receiving our updates.

Since I can’t control what’s happening, I’m just going to accept the fact that I like to follow my own blog.

I just hope I don’t start leaving comments.


  1. Do you ever get the idea that we have just gone too far with AI and other generated notifications? Like do I really need to leave a review on Home Depot of my satisfaction with my 5 gallon empty water bottle exchange? “It had water in it, which is why I exchanged my empty one for a full one.” I hope your Friday is full of more hilarious “happiness engineering”!

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  2. I wouldn’t question it. I only recently found your blog and am a fairly new follower to your blog. You can look up all your followers somewhere if you so desire, then you can count yourself. 🙂 I follow my own blog too – I think I was my first follower, to check how it works. Happy you have many followers, celebrate it! ♥

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    • I do have to admit sometimes I laugh when I write or read my own blog. Perhaps I should start hitting “Like.” The thing is I keep following every day! WordPress keeps congratulating me on getting noticed by Betty.

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    • Well, I haven’t figured out why I keep repeatedly following my blog. But I’ve given up. I am hoping it will mysteriously disappear in the same way that it mysteriously started happening. I do plan to keep the blogs coming; December can be a challenge though. I hope you have a great week ahead!


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