I was sending an email to a public school webmaster yesterday about some links they had on an educational page. Somehow the lady in charge had accidentally discolored all her links so that they blended in to the tables she created and you couldn’t read them. They looked like good links, so I was going to add them to my Big-Fat Homeschool Links List so YOU could surf them and serve them up to your munchkins. I thought I was doing her a favor by telling her that her links were nearly invisible. She did thank me after my initial email (which didn’t include a link to my blog).
When I wrote her back to thank her for fixing the problem and to let her know I was adding her to my site, I let my auto-signature go out on the email. It included a link to my blog. A strange thing happened a little while after I replied to her. I got this error message in my email box:
Wow. Black listed.
I stared at it, wondering if public schools everywhere are quaking in their boots? That is a bit egocentric of me, eh? I’m sure it was a fluke… right? What would a public school be afraid of my little ol’ blog for?
Yes. I know I’m a dork. I was 18 in the photo, by the way. I was a dork then, too. I just wasn’t afraid to let myself be photographed dorking out back then.