testing real readers

This is just a quick post for my subscribers only.

After 6 years, I have a lot of ‘dead’ spam-followers who just followed me to read their blog but secretly turned of notifications in order not to have to read my posts.

So if you are a real reader, please press the “like” button below this article
just to show me that you are real and interested.
(Obviously you pressing ‘like’ has nothing to do with you liking or disliking this blog or post).

In a week I will go through my followers and delete all followers which did not react to this post.

Wishing you all a great weekend and a lot of inspiration !

37 Replies to “testing real readers”

    1. Maybe you are right and this came across as a threat,
      but this was actually meant as I wrote it, only to check what kind of readers are real.
      Overall 2 likes is meager and indicates that people don’t like to be told what to do
      – even for mere research purposes.

      Ah, and to avoid even more misunderstandings I want to make it clear to you that if I make fun of you it is because I know you better, and if I make comments of hubris I only make fun of myself.

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        1. Ahh, this would call for a revenge!
          (If it weren’t true and I would be a nationalist 😀 ).

          And btw (in German serious mode again): My post was not so stupid at all, because when asking wordpress about spam followers they told me that those exist and if I saw spam links I should report them.

          Also, the thing is that my blog has a total different function than a normal person’s one, like yours.
          It is intended to transform from a hobby-collection to a professional course.
          (You have to see that normal people have daytime jobs and their blog is a hobby,
          for me it is the other way around and I just finished writing the German course which now is something totally different than my blog before – it already has 23 chapters and is more a comprehensive collection of several spiritual aspects for everyone to go their own way afterwards – I just use my Kriya as an explanation.)

          Well, I guess that was serious enough for one day – don’t want to sound too German.
          And I still didn’t make up my mind of what to do with my current users.
          By the logic of this article I should delete them all within a week – hahaha.

          And by the way: It’s fullmoon today, so if your horse comes out you know why.

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        1. You two wouldn’t believe it, but next week I literally will delete all followers except for the 3 of you:
          Maylyn, Soundeagle, and videotutorials,
          because you were the only 3 who klicked the like button.

          I am a bit puzzled by the behaviour of viewers – some liked the other movie post,
          but did not bother to click on this one for the statistics.

          Normally I would count that as a real reader, but the guy who liked it (like you, May dear Lynn) did click on like 4 minutes after I had posted this hour long video.
          I think it’s that f****book-mentality to like everything which comes your way 😀

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            1. It’s very abstract.
              I felt that my last attempt to write a course went wrong and did end up in most loosing interest and to some kind also respect for me (something you pick up upon when you meditate a lot, without them saying a thing).

              So I feel like cleaning the house from the bunch of fence-sitters who won’t ever be interested in my kriya but throw stones of doubt in my way.

              Kindof like a fresh start (but I am still not totally certain how to proceed).

              I actually have one person now whom within the last month I wrote 23 lessons already.
              That seems more valuable to me than to entertain lazy non-participants.
              Remember – I said once that your blog is a normal hobby-blog.
              Mine is intended to be transformed into a website.

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              1. Yes I understand, and it gets frustrating, you are right.

                I am planning to take my blogging into the next level with a website and philosophy courses. In the long run, I just want this to be my full time job.

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                1. This surprises me, as I saw you settled well in a kind of governmental teaching job.

                  I automatically delete all emails which are older than a month (for reasons of letting go),
                  but if you still have my mailadress, send me one, because I gained quite a bit of experience with the transformation of this site into a professional one and can tell you a lot about wordpress-issues and the difference to having a server-webspace.

                  I will help you.

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                  1. I work for a private school and not a governmental one. Governments wouldn’t hire someone like me 🤣

                    Thank you so much Thilo, yes I might poke you some day with questions 😊

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                    1. That’s a good sign that governments would not hire someone like you 😉
                      And seriously – before you get into any contract, ask me, because I am currently stuck in a 2-year one I am not entirely happy about and am already looking for ways to improve it.

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                    2. Exactly ! Plus the added issue is that others threw stones in my way by doubting my Kriya (but without even telling me why, which I find the worst kind of criticism, because it is like if I would tell you: “I don’t think your boyfriend is the right for you to marry”, and if you ask me why, I simply would not tell you. This only installs destructive doubts – much better would have been to give a specific reason so that you may re-evaluate your position yourself with all informations you have.

                      This actually is one major reason why I feel like shedding the old burden. There is actually something to it – once you do change fundamentally, there comes a time when the ones you socialised with can not relate to you anymore.

                      The problem I have is that at the moment it is very difficult for me already and all those doubters or people who put me on a pedestal only to let me slide down from there again turned the last months into an inner war-zone instead of the sanctuary I wanted to provide for others.

                      This makes me seriously re-evaluate my ethical obligation to help others.

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                    3. You are right. One can criticize objectively and can discuss but why hating ? I just don’t understand why people do this. If they don’t like what they are reading they can simply unfollow.

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                    4. well, it’s not so much hating as passive-agression in form of refusal to partake. it is a very subtle energy most won’t even notice, so look at this very site for example: I specifically asked everyone who wants to stay subscribed to like this post – not for the like of course, but as the most simple sign done with one single click.

                      And then look at the first two comments from jvavadhanulu: “I don’t see the button, but now I do.” All good, but what really surprises me is: Why then would he not simply follow up by clicking?

                      This confuses me, because if he were not interested in the blog he would not read it, less even bother to reply. But then, how can someone who explicitely did search for a like-button not even click on it when sitting right in front of it?

                      You explain this mentality to me – and I am still in two minds whether I should delete all non-participants or just leave them in.

                      – – –

                      There is actually also another aspect I discovered today: I realised that my pranayama-yoga is stronger when visualising clean air in and flushing out toxins. So I told a friend who is sick but all he said was: “I know, I do this since years when practicing Qi Gong”. Then I realised that it actually is detrimental telling people the newest thing which does get one excited, because as soon as they don’t participate it sucks out life-energy from you.

                      I know that this is abstract, but I thought that you may understand.

                      – – –

                      I give you another example, since soundeagle is here also: When I met him I sensed that he did need some attention and apprecciation for his extensive work he put into his website, so I put an entire day in to read my way through tons of his stuff. Most others don’t care about such subtle needs and just go on with their own business. (Ok, I admit, I had the time and others may have not, but I just wanted to let you know how real this emotional energy is to me – as real as for most is material wealth.)

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                    5. I totally understand and agree with you on the strange behaviour that it out there. And it is frustrating. I am sure many people put their heart out on their blogs and don’t even get noticed.

                      On the other hand, because I am a German influenced girl lol, people have the freedom to like, unlike, click, not click, follow or unfollow. They have the right not to be interested. They have the right to like without clicking on the like button. People have this freedom and you can’t control it.

                      Best is not to take this personally.

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                    6. Yeah, you make total sense. I wish I was not so emotionally involved in everything.

                      (Funny, that this comes from a German – now you probably understand why I have such a hard time in my own country)

                      What a lethal mix: Emotional+German+Horse+Fire = 😃🚫🥴🚷🤦‍♂️🚯🧨🚳💥

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        2. Dear maylynno,

          You will be able to witness SoundEagle flying near a couple of fire horses in my post entitled “🏮 Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring Festival, Flying Eagle, Galloping Horses and Annual Surplus 鷹飛馬騰, 年年有餘 🐎” published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/chinese-new-year-celebration-spring-festival-flying-eagle-galloping-horses-and-annual-surplus-%e9%b7%b9%e9%a3%9b%e9%a6%ac%e9%a8%b0-%e5%b9%b4%e5%b9%b4%e6%9c%89%e9%a4%98/

          You may ask Thilo which fire horse there represents him.

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            1. Dear maylynno,

              Please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

              Yes, to answer your question, the post entitled “🏮 Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring Festival, Flying Eagle, Galloping Horses and Annual Surplus 鷹飛馬騰, 年年有餘 🐎” was published in 2014, which was the Year of the Horse.

              If you would like something recent, then there is a post published this year and is much more extensive and encyclopaedic. Its title is “🦅 SoundEagle in Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring Festival, Lion Dance, Food, Ornaments, Traditional Culture and Architecture 🏮🎋🦁🥗🎐㊗️⛩”, and is available at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/02/02/soundeagle-in-chinese-new-year-celebration-spring-festival-lion-dance-food-ornaments-traditional-culture-and-architecture/

              Though this newer post is very long and encyclopaedic, the three navigational menus there can help you to jump to any section of the post instantly so that you can resume reading at any point of the post over multiple sessions in your own time.

              Please enjoy the said post’s attendant “attractions” and multimedia extravaganza taking you on a worldwide cultural journey. Any of your Chinese friends would be very impressed or even shocked if you were to regurgitate to them just a fraction of the contents of the said post.

              If you like cooking, there are some fantastic food and yummy cuisines to tempt you in the post, plus a lot of videos showing how the Chinese New Year is celebrated in different countries and regions of the world.

              Happy reading!

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              1. I tried the 2014 one on my pc and indeed it is multimedia rich with many details. I am not technically an expert on multimedia but I kept on wondering how much work it needed to make this video so rich.

                And thank you for the other post, I will check it out.

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                1. Dear maylynno,

                  Thank you for visiting and reading my post entitled “🏮 Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring Festival, Flying Eagle, Galloping Horses and Annual Surplus 鷹飛馬騰, 年年有餘 🐎”. I am delighted to read your comment here, and would really appreciate your feedback if you could kindly leave your pertinent comments at my blog too, as they will be the fitting tokens of your visit.

                  If you would like to save time, you can simply copy and paste your previous comment(s) and perhaps add more if you have something extra to say.

                  May you have a wonderful Sunday!

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                  1. Dear Soundeagle,
                    I exactly know where you are coming from, putting so much work into your blog – it is an entire world.
                    The same happened to me until I became disappointed in the nonchalance of blog readers, just to realise that they actually have their own realities they attend to.
                    You saw parts of my moaning on the article about the USA where I poured my heart out to Maylyn.

                    I also think that since the death of your mother you may have been experiencing a void you are filling by blogging and I admire the amount of energy you pour into it.
                    Just as a feedback no one else is likeley to give to you, because they did not experience the same:
                    I think we both have to learn not to demand the huge amount of attention to read and comment in our articles and as Maylynn said, have to let them go their own ways.

                    The way I deal with this now is just to write something and then not even care anymore how many read it – just moving on instantly.
                    But this is of course a long process.
                    I hope this helpes a bit in saving you from “dis-appointements” (=misplaced expectencies).

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                    1. Thank you, Thilo, for your advice, though you may have misunderstood my previous reply to maylynno. I was just doing a quick reply on your blog to her because I have not had time to reply to her two comments that she submitted to two of my blog posts respectively. And whilst she is waiting for me to reply to her comments, she can explore my blog further if she likes.

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          1. Thank you for your article, Soundeagle.
            Unfortunately I am the worst horse there is – the one the Chinese used to abort because they don’t seem to get a grip on society – the firehorse.
            There is so much emotional turmoil in my life that it eats up nearly all my energy.
            (And this despite me meditating my ass of in order to get calm)

            Life is strange – and I am even stranger.

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