Random "Next Blog" Clicking

The other night I clicked on the "Next Blog" link at the top of most Blogger/Blogspot blogs a couple of times to check out some random sites. I have one word for this: "strange". If I were to allow myself two words, the second one would be "dangerous" (I became infected with a virus on or around the time I did the random "next blog" clicking, so it could have been from that).
I surfed to 100 or so blogs and only 30 or 35 were real people. The other blogs were a mixture of soft porn pictures (under girl's names, and the sites were all the same) or grey "info" blogs that post ads. Urrgh. About 30% US, 30% UK, 30% Canadian, a few from Puerto Rico and the other 10% from everywhere else.

On reflection, even I'm wondering why I did it. But I had an hour to spare, and I was bored!

In amongst the various sites, there was even a spam blog that seemed as if was posted by a real person, that had generic sentences like, "The other night I was thinking about online car donation sites when it suddenly occurred to me that I had really better try online car donation sites". This went on for post after post (I had to laugh!)

Of the real blogs, it was interesting seeing sites that I would never normally come across. I did laugh at some of the posts (especially the sarcastic ones). And there were many angry sites. Many. Which is fine with me, hey, it's their site, right? Lots of sites with the default template and the default links saying "Edit Me".

It makes me briefly wonder at the people who, through clicking the "Next Blog", would come to my site.

I ended my blog world tour on a funny note with The international sign for marriage. Ha ha. And hello to all other Blogger users.

2 Responses to "Random "Next Blog" Clicking"

valueprep.com said... Monday, October 24, 2005 8:52:00 AM

This is not a phenomina as randomized scrolling through blogs will yield to viruses and unfortunately, it's a fact of life.
If you don't have it yet, get norton 05 or 06, shes a beaut. and fixes everything, I mean everything!

Thomas said... Monday, October 24, 2005 1:02:00 PM

Thanks Brian - I used a combination of Ad-Aware, Spybot, and AVG to finally rid myself of the pest.

p.s. I hope you don't mind me asking...Is your site for real?

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