I think I know now the real reason why some people are very angry with me.
A friend of mine called and told me last night that the angry birds believe that I was flirting with male blog readers and drawing them away from reading the other blogs.
I know, it's ridiculous, but that's what my friend told me.
This is more or less the conversation that we had last night:
Sab: Do you know why there are people who are very angry with you?
Me : Errr...because I decided to be a neutral blogger?
Sab: Nope. It's because you are a flirt.
Me: Hah??? When did I ever flirt la? You know I don't do such things, right?
Sab: That's what you think, others said otherwise.
Me: Who are these others who said I'm a flirt?
Sab: Do you realise that there is this one blogger who spent the entire CNY day yesterday whacking you for being a flirt?
Me: No la, I was busy having fun. I was not checking the other blogs. Only did a posting on a movie I watched. That's all.
Sab: Well, you should. The blogger went on and on and on about you intentionally attracting men to your blog by being sexy and flirty and other things.
Me: Are you serious??? Did I do that???
Sab: Yes. I think you did....once in a while in the past.
Sab: I can't remember exactly when...but you did once write suggesting that you are going swimming in a bikini.
Me: Did I??? Well, I do swim in bikini, what. Do they expect me to swim wearing burqa??? Anyway, I can't even really swim. I just fooled around in the water.
Sab: That blogger has a point. You shouldn't be enticing men like that. It's not fair to the other lady bloggers as the men will go to your blog and not theirs.
Me: Is it? I really didn't mean it to be like that. This blog is just like a diary to me. I just write whatever that crosses my mind. Anyway, the other blogger can write about wearing bikini also what....if she feels that it can attract male readers....
Sab: It will not have the same effect, okay.
Me: Why not?
Sab: She is not very sexy.
Me: I'm not sexy too what....see, I'm flat chested.
Sab: Can you just cut it out...stop bullying the other lady? I really pity her, okay. Spending the entire CNY day writing about you flirting with men instead of enjoying the festivities.
Me: Eerrr...is that really my fault??
Me: But, I stopped mentioning her name for more than a month already leh. Commenters at my blog were also barred from mentioning her name. You can check the archive if you don't believe me.
Sab: Okay, but she feels that you are still talking about her.
Me: Is that also my fault ka? Why she so perasan one?
Sab: That's besides the point. You simply have to stop flirting with men as what that blogger said.
Me: How am I to stop something which I never started in the first place?
Sab: You need to reduce the number of men visiting your blog. Discourage them from reading your blog.
Me: What??? But that's going to affect my page views numbers.
Sab: Does it really matter to you?
Me: Errr... I guess not. I blog mostly just for fun. I don't cari makan with it.
Sab: Okay, good. Now you must put up a notice telling men to go to the other blog instead of reading yours. Tell them that you are not sexy. Maybe that will appease the other blogger.
Me: Alright. But what if the men still read my blog...then how???
Sab: At least you can say you tried.
Sab: And remember, don't write about you wearing bikini or give other hints that you are sexy ever again.
Me: Okay.....Sab, where should I put the notice?
Sab: Somewhere at the top where everyone can see.
Me: Okay....but this is so troublesome laa.