One should never say this aloud
but, very occasionally, I unfollow blogs.
You know the way you'd see an interesting post
about someone painting their stable door pink
and on a mad impulse you'd click 'Follow,'
only to find as the weeks draw on that the stable door was a once off
and that every single other post is about their cat.
[proud of my new window-box]
when the volume is turned up on your computer
you realise that a country song plays whenever their blog opens,
the sort of country song that makes people go soft in the head.
[still proud of it from a different angle]
The thing is, though, that it's never actually possible to Unfollow.
Unsubscribe. Are You Sure You Really Want To?
Yes, Damn You,
and you think the thing is defeated,
Every few weeks, the whole lot of them, every blog I've ever unfollowed,
shows up in my Google Reader,
a veritable vista of cats
with that soft stuff about love and the hard times
playing in the background.
How the cat people and the country music people will hate me now,
and rightly so,
but they'll never be able to fully Unfollow me.