This is a post addressed to a disturbing group of people who seem to make their living by trolling through WordPress sites and “liking” or “following” a blog in the hope that someone will return to their site and learn how to improve their life, make money on the internet, or fulfill their dreams by working less and living more.
The pictures in their blogs show healthy, vibrant, smiling people relaxing by swimming pools, posing in some exotic locale, or being surrounded by lovely women. They appear confident, buoyant, and fulfilled, and with no more consciousness than a bee buzzing happily from flower to flower.
I ask you a favor. Please don’t do that here on Via Lucis. This is a community of people who think about the world differently. We are concerned with medieval architecture and the remnants of a world whose echoes live in the stones we photograph. Our fulfillment in life comes from thinking about these things, not in living “the good life”, certainly not a life unexamined.
So next time you pass by this site, move on and leave us undisturbed. We know you mean well, but don’t “like” us hoping that we will come over to you and be swayed by your blandishments. Don’t “follow” us knowing that you will never read our articles, look at our photographs or participate in any of the discussions. All of your thousands of back links can’t obscure the fact that you are an uninvited guest. Please don’t bother us any more.
Note: Please feel free to reblog this to see if the message gets across even a little bit.