Where are my English experts?

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Someone didn’t like yesterday’s Friday Flower Fiesta…. 😦

Within minutes of publishing my Friday Flower Fiesta yesterday, two people unfollowed me…. 😦

What is even more distressing is that I used the past tense of the non-word “unfollow”…. 😦 … Is there a past tense of non-words? Where are my English experts????

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40 thoughts on “Where are my English experts?

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I’m always proofreading, before and after publishing. So anytime someone makes a comment, I proofread the post again. Once everyone finishes commenting, I consider my proofreading done and whatever is there is the final rendition.

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  1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Well whatever the correct terminology it is a shame that two people decided to skip your entertaining and interesting posts. I would mention however that one or two people this week have mentioned that they have been involuntarily disconnected from some of those that they follow. I noticed this morning that WordPress was acting up and everytime they do an upgrade it causes some form of disruption.. I really wish they would leave well alone… I like both the classic editing and dashboard format and hope they keep offering it….

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Nothing is ever good enough, except for those of us who think that some things ARE good enough! Adobe is the same way. Every time they upgrade Photoshop, even the minor upgrades, all havoc breaks loose and my former work flow comes to a stop.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Oooooooh, I like “defollow.”

      Occasionally, when WordPress is doing upgrades, the links to other social networking sites fails, so Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., followers get lost. I remember the first time my LinkedIn link failed, I lost 500 followers! It was easy to see what happened, though, and a few days later my connection, and followers, were back!

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      1. Gallivanta

        Must confess that I don’t really follow my numbers. However I have noticed that my followers have crept back up to about the 800 mark. Many of those are ghost followers I believe or those who followed then forgot me.

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  2. Dan Antion

    It wasn’t me. This is the second blog that I’ve read today that has raised a grammar question. As I commented to the other writer, I’m the last person you want to ask. I’ll never unfollow you for bad grammar.

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  3. Pit

    Hi Russel,
    Since English is one of the most flexible languages of the world as regards, among others, coining new words, there is no such thing as an “unword”. New words are created for whatever needs all the time. So, congratulations for your contribution to the development of the English language. 😉 And as Draliman said, with adding -ed for the past tense you simply followed the regular grammatical rules of English.
    Have a great weekend,
    Pit
    P.S. as to proofreading: don’t look at my posts too closely, please. I’m constantly coining new words, simply by mistake. 😉

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      That’s a good question. I got chastised by a 16-year-old because I LOLed. When I got started on the Internet it was LOL. I’ve been informed that it’s lol now, so I kind of like the hyphen.

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  4. Bruce Thiesen

    Well, was it something that you said? For what it is worth, on occasion, I have been put in “unfollow mode” unintentionally. I have looked around and wondered why I wasn’t seeing certain posts and I discovered that my status had changed without, I believe, my click of any WP button.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have never been happy with the WordPress Reader or its follow/unfollow algorithms, so everyone that I follow has a link in one of my Excel spreadsheets. I just cycle through everyone and when I finish, I just start over.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I think you’re going to have that problem while you’re still a fairly new blogger because people really don’t know who you are yet. I had the same problem during my first six months until people got to know me, and then the number of unfollowers decreased. I had an archive of posts that they could read. If they liked me they followed me. If they didn’t, they didn’t.

      Usually the only time I get a significant number of unfollowers is right after publishing something specific about me being an openly gay man for 21½ years now and in a stable monogamous relationship for 20½ years.

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      1. christianliving2014

        K. That’s sad. I don’t agree with that type of relationship but it’s not my place to judge. God said to love everyone. I wouldn’t unfollow someone because of that. Thank you for letting me know what it is. I hope you have a great day!

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