Cut the Crap!

I've been having an issue with Google reader for a long time now. 
Once I subscribe to a blog, I'm stuck with it forever.
I unsubscribe, delete, whatever it lets me do, and it goes away. 
Until they post again.  Then BAM! right back in my reader.
It's really annoying.  Not because it's incredibly difficult to just not read the blogs I don't care to read, but because it clutters my reader and I have to pick through which ones I do want to read vs. the ones I don't.  Also it's not always easy to remember by title alone which blogs I really enjoy.  So, the blogs I want to read get lost in the sea of blogs I don't want to read.  And there are quite a few of those.

For the most part it's just annoying stuff.  Either the blog took a turn that just doesn't interest me, or it's about something that used to interest me but not any more (for example, I was on a big couponing kick a while back and have since lost time and interest).  Or it's a partial feed....I LOATHE partial feeds.  
First world problems, I know, I know. 

But a recent post made me realize that I have to fix this feed situation, once and for all.

Someone posted a photo of her kid's poop.  

I don't mean dog poop, baby's poop or even a toddler's potty training first poo in the toilet.  (I don't want to see any of that either, for the record).  But no - I mean a school-aged child's giant shit floating in the toilet.

I do not now nor will I ever want to see a picture of shit on the internet.  
It's a deal-breaker, friends.
I have since found a new reader service and am in the process of transferring all of my subscriptions - the ones I WANT to read.  If you post shit - you won't make the cut. 

(and if the offending Poop Poster is reading this - I am NOT sorry.  Just be glad I didn't call you out and link to you. Because really?  EW.)


Amy said...

Thank you for reminding me why I have never used google reader! (Or any reader for that matter)

I wouldn't want to see pictures of poop either. That's just one of those TMI things. :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my hell.

What is wrong with people!?

I don't even know how to use a reader. I just set up my blog roll so that newer posts go to the top, and then I just pull up my own blog and go through the list. Maybe it's an assbackwards way to do things, but it works for me. And, it's a matter of one click to delete anything you want. ;-)

Alyssa said...

I don't even... wow. That's just not something one really needs to see, especially if you're like me at all, and read posts in the a.m. with coffee. Yuck.

Tammie said...


what was this person thinking???!!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So where are you moving them too. I was a follower pusher in the beginning. I follow way to many people and don't read or care about $1,000. of them anymore. Being nice I thought I wouldn't delete anyone because I know how people watch their numbers. So I have spend a lot of time putting all these people into folders that I open and just mark all as read!
I did try at one time to remove some and they never leave my reader! Hope the new one works great for you.

Diane said...

I think I'm gonna be sick. WTH?! WTF?! WHY would someone do that? That's fifty shades of crazy wrong right there.

I never could get into using Google reader. I have some blogs on my homepage and some on my blogroll on my blog or I follow them on facebook.

Kat said...

I hope my google reader doesn't start to go all wonky on me now too.

And WTAF is one of the funniest things I've read in a while. Thanks for the laugh!

Twingle Mommy said...

I'm not even sorry.....that was my favorite part. I love it, thanks for the laugh!

Stephanie said...

What! A Poop poster? Eww there must be a way to block that!

Kimberly said...

Ewwww...that just crosses a giant line.

I promise to never ever ever post pictures of ANY poop.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

OH MY! I've noticed that problem as well but I've always used google because that's who my email is through.

What service are you using? And what the heck kind of blogs were you reading that someone posted that!?!?

Deanna crazed said...

OMG people are just f'n stupid! WHY would anyone think that others want to see their kid's shit? What did they expect? Did they think people would comment and praise their kid for it? "Ohh wow, that's such an awesome big piece of shit... yay for your kid for pooping like every other kid in the world does!" idiots.

Tara R. said...

What is wrong with people?

Not a Perfect Mom said...

who was it? I have to know...
and once I posted a pic of Brooke's shitty diaper, but it was in jest, like a ha! made you look! you know, because I'm kind of a bitch that way