Thursday, 22 November 2012

Scarlet Blue - the haunted blog

...so last night I decided to go public, bored with my self enforced isolation I flicked the switch and I am back on the blogosphere.
But lo, what is this? Further to the strange activity in my blog stats [now explained - me being a paranoid angst bunny], my blog is now being haunted by an out of control Google+ button on THIS POST. Apparently I have been shared on Google+ over 74,000 times. Unlikely, as only two people actually use Google+. What is even stranger is that the total shares never gets much past 74,666 before resetting to 74,300. I have watched it, it is bizarre. The only rational explanation is that my blog is haunted... by elder bloggers who are now long gone... jokers from the past... such as Mr Mutley.
It must be so, mustn't it? I would like to know of other paranormal activity happening on other blogs. Anyhow, either I'm being haunted or I'm being scraped by some sort of defective spam bot...

Happy Thanksgiving to the US - save me a turkey drumstick!!

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  1. I'm not familiar with Google + button although I seem to be in Google and certainly use it frequently. Sometimes I think the less tech knowledge one has the less angst one has.

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    1. I agree Pat, no knowledge is probably preferable to my flakey knowledge.
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  2. I tell you...I've got arthritis in my finger from clicking the Google+ button for you...

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    1. Mr Bene: Indeed! It seems someone has!
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  3. Could it be a Smiths Gore uprising?

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  4. Well I for one am glad you're back flaunting yourself in public, ghosts or no.

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    1. Thank you, Andy.... I'm not going to be phased by a little haunted clicky button... It really will not do... she says, trembling beneath her duvet.
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  5. I was Googl+ed one time. Let me tell you, it was a THRILL. That's a really exceptional post, so I understand people wanting to share it. Don't look for the where and why. Just bathe in the adulation.

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    1. It's the way it resets itself... Probably at 75,000, that makes me believe it's a haunting, Mr Banish.
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  6. You're just famous, is all.

    I think the G+ button puts it out there for all and sundry to see. But I think 75,000 is a glitch in the Matrix.

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    1. Yep, I agree, an interesting glitch.... wonder if Ms Small has seen it?!
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    1. I think I need one right now, Mr Maps.... Are you also experiencing this weather? I'm surprised I'm still online.
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    2. Dark, damp & miserable! And the weather is shite too! :¬/

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    3. I'm hoping the worst is over... The wind has calmed down, but it's still raining.
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  8. haunted? i LOVE the idea of it. old friends stick around because we remember them! xoxoxoxox


    thank you, sugar! today we'll all raise a glass to our pals everywhere!!! *cheers*

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving Day, Savvy!! I will raise a toast and be thankful for bloggy pals past, present and future!
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  9. I've never bothered with Google+. I'm now glad I didn't!

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    1. It seems to be a very buggy system... whenever I look at G+ I get in a muddle.
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  10. Well, Australia doesn't "do" thanksgiving, but I'll be raising a glass to Sav and UB and...and...and...Blimey! I might get tipsy.

    (Apparently, I have been following people via that follow me button.Bulls wool! I never touched the wretched thing, so someone/thing is tinkering.)

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  11. Dinah, I think we should take on the thanksgiving vibe and just drink a lot.
    I'm very careful around clicky buttons, one false move and you could find yourself signed up for a year's supply of cotton lace magic bras and a home trial of a Willowbrook aqualift.
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  12. I'm looking for the G- button.

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    1. You and me both, Mr Von Lax!
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    2. Ack, somebody has found the G- button and I am now reduced to4 shares. My ghost has gone, it was exciting whilst it lasted.
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    1. IT TOLD ME I WAS GINGER, this can't be so Mitzi?????
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  14. I'm beginning to agree with the Amish community who believe that buttons (and zippers) are a sign of pride and are to be shunned. Get behind me, Google+!

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    1. Gadjo!! How do the Amish feel about Velcro?
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  15. Hoorah! Thank goodness you pressed the button.

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    1. Dicky: Your comment should never be used out of context.
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  16. You're haunted by a Googlegeist. I had to close my spottydog blog because googlebot, mountainview, california was visiting every ten minutes.

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    1. Rosie: I have the googlebots on the archive part of my blog... they go a bit potty sometimes.
      Googlegeist! Yes this is what I have here!!
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  17. I have further evidence of my haunting. The 74,000 G+ shares on part 1 of the bungalow post have now dwindled to 4. Sad face :-(
    BUT part 2 of the bungalow post now has 76,000 G+ shares. Happy face :-)
    How barmy is that?
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    1. You took the very words out of my mouth.
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    2. I will come back as a ghost, Mr Mags and leave ghostly messages all over the blogs.
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  18. I've avoided Google + as well because I find that anyone who does use it, I can't get onto their blogs. I mean there is no link to go to their blogs anymore. As for weird hits on my stats, I get them all day every day, with no links or spam. It's a bit creepy.

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    1. I'm always happier when I don't check my stats... and then I go through a phase of checking them - this always causes me paranoia. Best to leave them alone really.
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  19. My blog has gone all Mare Celeste on me– if you have any unwanted ghosts feel free to send them over….

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    1. Mr Logs, my friendly ghosts have flown the coup... please send them back if you see them.
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  20. Googlenormal activity. I have no idea what the google plus thing is but I do get googlebot from mountainview constantly. Anyway, Happy New Year.

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  21. Hello my Dear Scarls.
    I seem to have fallen down a rabbit hole into what appears to be the Google Plus Blogosphere???
    All that I remember was that I deleted all of my unread Gmail-emails that have been unattended since September, glanced at my Gmail thingy, and found you. How lovely.
    Now then, how do I get out?

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    1. Mr Edgeware, I am very cautious about using Google+ profile and Blogger... I have heard that very bad things happen.
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