Don’t Tag Me for Reads
I’ve just had another writer tag me in their article. He didn’t mention me or my work, and as far as I know, we’ve never interacted and he’s never commented or clapped on any of mine. Yet, he thinks it’s a good thing to spam via email by tagging me.
I dropped a comment saying I didn’t appreciate it. He responded by accusing me of ‘bringing bad energy’. He then subscribed to get email notifications for my articles. No doubt to leave questionable comments. So I blocked him, which is not something I do lightly.
Now, I have no objections to the people I do interact with tagging me. In fact, I like it. It’s mutual support and feels like friendship. Also if someone’s piece inspires me to describe my experience on the same topic, then of course, it’s polite to mention them and their article.
However, when writers pick 50 or 100 followers and tag them to get reads, well, that feels like cheating. I know newbies often do it because they don’t realise it’s impolite, but I’m sure anyone with any intelligence learns soon enough not to. But this guy, well he’s got over 1,000 followers. Minus one.
So if this comes across as ‘bad energy’ or not, I don’t care.