Why I'm Pro-Blocking

If the block button were a physical button on my keyboard, I can guarantee the text would be faded and the matte finish would long since have worn smooth through such avid use. 

Blocking is often frowned upon. It's seen as weak, bitchy, pathetic, and petty. Well, think that if you want, but it's not going to stop me from curating my own little online universe! I have to deal with enough infuriating people offline that I (unfortunately) can't block out, so I'm sure as hell not missing the opportunity when it comes to my social media. 


So, what will earn you a place in my Hall Of Shame? I'm glad you asked! I absolutely cannot deny that some of these are extremely petty, but I just really don't see the point in letting bad eggs spoil my proverbial basket. 

If we dislike each other

I don't mean a few disagreements, I mean that if we couldn't be stuck in a lift together, you're going. I'm not giving you free reign to pick through my content and fuel your hate fire, nor am I letting my blood pressure rise every time I see you shared onto my feed. 

If you support negative posts about me

If I get into a heated debate with someone and you're liking all their tweets, don't expect to be following me the next week! 

If you're in a #FF and reply to all of us but don't follow

What, you think I'm going to put up with it next week, and the next? Please.

Spammy Susans

AutoDM? Block. F4F? Block. Fake, insincere, self promoting comments? Block. Don't follow me but tag me in a tweet promoting a 3 year old post? Block. Yes, this actually happened! 

If you're too close for comfort 

I wrote about this here, but basically, stalky stalky = blocky blocky. Capische?

If your content is of the reportable variety

A man followed me the other day and had been sharing disgusting images. Stay the hell away from me! On the street, on the internet. No. You need Jesus.

Trolls

I'm not Hermione Granger, I'm not fighting you in the girls' bathroom or on the internet! If getting blocked gives you your kicks then you enjoy it flower, and I'll enjoy a feed free of your bile.


So there we are, the reasons that I block and expect to be blocked. It's a 2 way street and I'm well aware that I will rub people up the wrong way, too. Life is too short, so you block away!

What makes you reach for the block button?


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3 comments

  1. Totally with you on this! There are some people I do not need in my life and if the blocking button worked IRL I would totally be using it there too! There are things I do and don't wanna read, and I see nothing wrong with that!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  2. Hi there! I totally get where you're coming from with all these. The only one I would add is those people in blogger groups who add their Instagram, twitter, blog links etc and expect people to follow them and either don't follow back or do but the unfollow. Those people now get blocked. Great post :)

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  3. I'm with you on most of it, but if someone kindly puts me in a #FF tweet with a load of other bloggers, and I'm not keen on one of their profiles or what they blog about, I'm not going to follow them for the sake of it. X
    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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