Mrs Monk has just discovered Twitter and is now wondering why most of her followers are prostitutes, hell bent on showing their nether regions, to her and to others. I have not yet encountered the problem myself.
Like the Daily Mail these ladies are seeking commercial gain from what they have written, and from the pictures they have shown.
If, like the Monks, you have a creative autobiographical desire and impulse to reveal and expose your opinions in a personal blog without expectation of monetary reward, you are bound to be regarded with derision, by those that are rewarded and remunerated handsomely for doing the same.
The blogger has at least some advantage over anyone pouting, either their genitals or their opinions for commercial gain. The blogger Monks are advantaged because we are free to dispose our very own opinion and go anywhere we so please.
My first candidate for derision would be Peter Hitchens who speaks for The Daily Mail, and in this capacity he speaks from the anus of his charmless despicable employer, unlike Mrs Monk’s Twitter followers who have at least some unique charm of their own, I am told.
Mrs Monk may have hit the wrong button when experimenting with Linkedin.
In some way she surrendered her E-mail address book, to this “social network”, and not everyone in her address book is her friend, and many are undeserving of any compliment whatsoever.
Accordingly the Monks began to get Linkedin messages, some were surprising, all were unproductive. Some were decidedly unwelcome, and all were unsolicited messages generated by Linkedin, who wrote thousands of emails as if they were from Mrs Monk.
Linkedin had impersonated Mrs Monk, and has conned her entire address book into believing that she was seeking their friendship and favour. Anyone that actually knows Mrs Monk will appreciate that friendship with Mrs Monk is not entirely a free lunch. If you count yourself as a friend of Mrs Monk, that friendship will not necessarily be reciprocated in a heart beat. And certainly not by the click of a social media mouse.
Nevertheless the Monks would like to extend genuine friendship to anyone that understands us and therefore knows where we are coming from.
To all our good friends and kindly spirits, most of our address book will get a Christmas Greeting in due course, and not by way of Linked In.
Bet you can’t wait.