Well blow me down! I remembered to make another (the 2nd) ‘Friday Post’! (I hope you’re impressed… because I’m stunned!)
This weeks subject matter is . . .
I don’t get ‘vexed’ very often. I try to have calm, peaceful kind of days, because those are the very nicest of days to have. However, sometimes there are some things which will make me have a strop like a two-year old has a tantrum and since I can’t have the abdabs and throw myself on the floor, screaming until someone gives me an ice-cream, I’m doing the next best thing; I’m sharing two internet vexations with you.
- Vexation of the week Number 1 . . . Websites which are programmed to bring down or pull up a window over the window you actually want to look at, asking you to join their email list. It used to be just store websites or places who had something to sell which did this, however I’ve encountered some blog sites this week which have this pop up page asking me to become a follower, and unless I filled in the box and joined the e-mail list it wouldn’t let me look at the site because the page wouldn’t close unless I became a follower! But here’s the thing: How did I know I wanted to become a follower if I couldn’t look at the site to see if there was something there for me to be interested in? What a daft idea! In the end I had to close the whole window in order to get rid of the pop-up. It’s a bit of a shame because they looked like they had promise … but I’ll never know.
- Vexation of the week Number 2 . . . Websites which continually have a little window which shoots in from the left or right side of the screen, asking if you’d “like help from one of our advisors?”. I don’t mind them asking once. But once I’ve said ‘No thank you‘, I expect them to be polite and leave me alone until I decide that I might want to take up their offer – or not – as the case may be.However some of these sites bombard you every time you change page, or sit reading for a nanosecond longer than the site is programmed to feel acceptable. Even my Banking-on-line is now set up with this type of ‘let us help you’ window. Grrrr. [sigh]
Well … that’s my 2nd ‘Friday Post’, over and done with.
Do you have any pet hates about the internet? Do share! I’d be interested in having a read.
Anyhoo …. I’m hoping that come Monday I’ll have something crafty worth sharing with you. I’ve been ‘out of sorts’ this week, (despite it being my birthday week … how very dare my rubbish body put a hex on the fun!), and crafting hasn’t been the glorious joy it normally is. So I’m going to try to buck up and get some proper crafting in over the weekend. If you happen to look down on Dorset via the satellite floating above us in the sky, you’ll hopefully see plenty of glitter, puffs of embossing powders, heat spots from my heat gun, and all sorts of bits of paper and card – the rubbish from die cutting – floating up, up, up into the sky. And if you do see that … then you’ll know who’s doing it! 🙂
May your weekend be as wonderful as you are.
Squidges and Blessings . . .