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My Weird & Creepy Blogging Experiences

I’m pretty sure everyone had a weird experience at least once in their blogging journey whether it was on social media or on their blogs. For example, a random man sending you inappropriate DMs or bloggers using your email to sign up on random websites or even worse to subscribe to their newsletters. The list goes on!

Small things like these are very common in the blogging industry and it happens to everyone but today I wanted to share with you some bizarre things that happened to me. Some of these things happened when I first started blogging that’s the reason why I feel comfortable sharing them now lol!

Of course, the main reason why I wanted to share them is to let you know that these things happen so don’t feel scared. If you’ve experienced anything similar, know that you are not alone in this situation. (Plus I wanted to say that the majority of the emails I get are really sweet and I appreciate them very much so thank you for taking the time to send them!)

Je suis presque sûr que tout le monde a vécu une expérience étrange au moins une fois dans son parcours de blogueur, que ce soit sur les médias sociaux ou sur leurs blogs. Par exemple, un homme vous envoie des DM inappropriés ou des blogueurs qui utilisent votre courrier électronique pour vous inscrire sur des sites Web aléatoires ou, pire encore, pour vous abonner à leurs newsletters. La liste continue!

Les petites choses comme celles-ci sont très courantes dans l’industrie des blogs et cela arrive à tout le monde, mais aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous des choses étranges qui me sont arrivées. Certaines de ces choses sont arrivées quand j’ai commencé à bloguer, c’est la raison pour laquelle je me sens à l’aise de les partager maintenant lol!

Bien sûr, la raison principale pour laquelle je voulais les partager est de vous faire savoir que ces choses se produisent, alors n’ayez pas peur. Si vous avez vécu quelque chose de similaire, sachez que vous n’êtes pas seul dans cette situation. (De plus, je voulais dire que la majorité des courriels que je reçois sont vraiment gentils et que je les apprécie beaucoup alors merci d’avoir pris le temps de les envoyer!)

Related: 5 Life Lessons I Learned Through Blogging

 

STALKERS & WEIRD PEOPLE

my weird and creepy blogging experiences - new lune - stalkers and weird people

an example

We all get these weird spam comments or emails but the ones I get are literally one a whole other level! I get some that say they know who I am and where I live, that they even saw me in real life – very stalker-ish I would say. Some even send me their phone numbers.

The most memorable one has to be an email from last year or the year before, someone wanted to donate their sperms. I know right, super weird! If you get disgusting emails/messages like these or even worse, just delete them and never look back at them.

Nous recevons tous ces commentaires ou emails de spam bizarres, mais ceux que je reçois sont littéralement d’un tout autre niveau! Certains me disent qu’ils savent qui je suis et où je vis, qu’ils m’ont même vu dans la vraie vie – très harcelant, je dirais. Certains m’envoient même leurs numéros de téléphone.

Le plus mémorable doit être un courriel de l’année dernière ou de l’année précédente, quelqu’un voulant faire don de son sperme. Je sais bien, super bizarre! Si vous recevez des courriels ou des messages dégoûtants comme ceux-ci ou même pire, supprimez-les et ne les regardez jamais en arrière.

 

PROFESSOR FROM HELL

This happened to me within a month after I’d started my blog and this is the one that’s probably the most disgusting out of everything I’ve got and seen. If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you would know that I didn’t used to write my blog in English and French, it was only written in English at the beginning.

Unless you read my blog thoroughly, you wouldn’t know I was French or I came from France, or even that I was a literature student. One day while I was at uni, I received an email and it was supposedly from a ‘French professor’. The email was written in French, he said that he wanted to talk to me about a research paper/book and he wanted my input on it and translate it into other languages since I was a literature student.

He added all his personal information including his full name, the university where he was teaching and his phone number. He told me that I only had to ring it once and he would pick it up right away (if money was an issue). The email was written very professionally and there wasn’t anything inappropriate written such as sentences/words with double meanings if you know what I mean – it seemed very legit. However I didn’t reply and I knew better than that. My blog was all about nail art and nail polishes, that person didn’t even know what my grades were but most importantly – why would he contact me in the first place?

Cela m’est arrivé un mois après le début de mon blog et c’est celui qui est probablement le plus dégoûtant de tout ce que j’ai vu. Si vous me suivez depuis le début, sachez que je n’avais pas l’habitude d’écrire mon blog en anglais et en français, il était uniquement écrit en anglais au début.

À moins que vous lisiez mon blog à fond, vous ne sauriez pas que je suis française ou que je viens de France, ou même que j’étais étudiante en littérature. Un jour, alors que j’étais à l’université, j’ai reçu un courrier électronique qui était censé provenir d’un “professeur de français”. L’e-mail était écrit en français, il a dit qu’il voulait me parler d’un article/livre de recherche et qu’il voulait que je le fasse et que je le traduise dans d’autres langues puisque j’étais étudiante en littérature.

Il a ajouté toutes ses informations personnelles, y compris son nom complet, l’université où il enseignait et son numéro de téléphone. Il m’a dit que je n’avais qu’à l’appeler une fois et qu’il le ramasserait tout de suite (si l’argent était un problème). Le courriel était écrit de manière très professionnelle et il n’y avait rien d’écrit non approprié, tel que phrases/mots a double sens si vous voyez ce que je veux dire – cela semblait très légitime. Cependant, je n’ai pas répondu et je savais mieux que cela. Mon blog était entièrement consacré au nail art et aux vernis à ongles. Cette personne ne savait même pas quelles étaient mes notes, mais le plus important est: pourquoi aurait-il pris contact avec moi en premier lieu?

 

my weird and creepy blogging experiences - new lune - stalkers and weird people

If he was really a professor, I’m pretty sure he would ask someone in this field or even one of his students. Why me? Then next week he sent me another email. This one was completely contrasting to the previous one, it was very flirtatious and he wrote a poem to me (it was all about the moon, lune in french is moon -_-) and sent a couple of his pictures along. Don’t worry, it wasn’t any indecent pictures, he was just posing for the camera at an university.

At that point I thought someone was catfishing me, that they were using someone’s personal pictures and the real person in those pictures had no idea about it. The man in those pictures was in his forties/fifties, definitely a lot older than me since I was 18/19 at that time – plus that person knew how old I was so it was even weirder. During that time, he sent me multiple emails along the same lines.

This continued for weeks or even months I believe. By that point I thought he would leave me alone or got bored of it because I wasn’t replying or talking about it anywhere on my social media or blog (if that person was doing it for attention). After a couple of weeks, he asked me out on a date in Paris, he gave me the location, time and date – once again along with a couple of his pictures in that cafe.

He thought I was in Paris (because it was around the holidays) and if I wasn’t, he was ready to fly me out there which was literally unbelievable. I decided to do my research and find the ‘real’ person in those pictures because in my mind, he was catfishing and trying to impersonate another person.

S’il était vraiment professeur, je suis sûr qu’il demanderait à quelqu’un dans ce domaine ou même à l’un de ses étudiants. Pourquoi moi? Puis la semaine prochaine il m’a envoyé un autre email. Celui-ci contrastait complètement avec le précédent, il était très “coquin” et il m’a écrit un poème (tout était à propos de la lune -_-) et a envoyé deux de ses photos. Ne vous inquiétez pas, ce ne sont pas des images indécentes, il posait pour la caméra à la fac.

À ce moment-là, j’ai pensé que quelqu’un faisait un “catfish”, qu’il utilisait les images personnelles de quelqu’un et que la personne réelle sur ces images n’en savait rien. L’homme sur les photos était dans la quarantaine/la cinquantaine, certainement beaucoup plus âgé que moi depuis que j’avais 18/19 ans – en plus, cette personne connaissait mon âge et c’était donc encore plus étrange. Pendant ce temps, il m’a envoyé plusieurs courriels toujours dans le même sens.

Cela a continué pendant des semaines voire des mois. À ce moment-là, je pensais qu’il me laisserait seule ou qu’il s’ennuierait parce que je ne répondais ni n’en parlais nulle part sur mes réseaux sociaux ou mon blog (si cette personne le faisait pour attirer de l’attention). Après quelques semaines, il m’a invité à un rendez-vous à Paris, il m’a donné le lieu, l’heure et la date – encore une fois avec quelques-unes de ses photos dans ce café.

Il pensait que j’étais à Paris (parce que c’était autour des vacances) et si je ne l’étais pas, il était prêt à m’emmener là-bas, ce qui était littéralement incroyable. J’ai décidé de faire mes recherches et de trouver la «vraie» personne sur ces photos, car dans mon esprit, il faisait un “catfish” et essayait de se faire passer pour une autre personne.

 

my weird and creepy blogging experiences - new lune - stalkers and weird people

I scanned and did a research on the pictures he sent me (the perks of being a computing student hehe) and found out that person was really a professor and teaching at a well-known university in Paris. But the information he gave me were very similar but completely wrong, the place and the subject he was teaching were completely wrong.

Obviously for me that made sense, someone was acting like him and who knows, they probably sent the same types of emails to many people online. I checked his Facebook page and found out that he was in a relationship and found other pictures with his friends & family but I couldn’t find any of the pictures that were sent to me – none.

I literally spent an entire weekend to find out if he had shared any of the pictures that were sent to me online whether it was on his Facebook or his friends & family Facebook pages.

Those pictures pretty much didn’t exist online and it pretty much confirmed that he was the one who was sending me those emails. Even thinking about it now, I still get disgusted by it. It just shows how predators can act and you can never trust anyone whether it’s in real life or in the digital world.

J’ai scanné et fait une recherche sur les images qu’il m’a envoyées (les avantages d’être une étudiante en informatique hehe) et découvert que cette personne était vraiment un professeur et enseignait dans une université réputée de Paris. Mais les informations qu’il m’a données étaient très similaires mais complètement fausses, l’endroit et le sujet qu’il enseignait étaient complètement fausses.

Évidemment, pour moi, cela avait du sens, quelqu’un agissait comme lui et qui sait, ils ont probablement envoyé le même type de courrier électronique à beaucoup de gens en ligne. J’ai consulté sa page Facebook et découvert qu’il était en couple et j’ai trouvé d’autres photos avec ses amis et sa famille, mais je n’ai trouvé aucune des photos qui m’ont été envoyées – aucune.

J’ai littéralement passé un week-end entier à chercher s’il avait partagé les photos qui m’étaient envoyées en ligne, que ce soit sur Facebook ou sur les pages Facebook de ses amis et de sa famille.

Ces photos n’existaient pratiquement pas en ligne et cela confirmait à peu près que c’était lui qui m’envoyait ces courriels. Même en y pensant maintenant, je suis toujours dégoûté par ça. Cela montre simplement comment les prédateurs peuvent agir et vous ne pouvez faire confiance à personne, que ce soit dans la vie réelle ou dans le monde numérique.

 

HEARTBREAKER

Within 3/4 months after I’d created my blog, I started to receive weird emails in my inbox but I assumed those were just scams or junk emails. I never opened them because I didn’t want any viruses to infiltrate my laptop but I knew they weren’t from brands or normal people because the subject of those emails didn’t make any sense at all.

This went on for weeks and every single time, I’d delete those emails and never look at them again. Then one day, I received an email which was completely out of the blue. That email claimed to be from a man and stated that he was very interested about me and he wanted to ask me out on a date.

Obviously in my mind, I thought it was one of those online weirdos or perverts (since I already experienced it). I immediately deleted it. The next week I received another email which was very similar to the first one I’d received but it was from another man. That week I received a number of emails from different men, written differently but they all had one thing in common. They were all interested in me and wanted to date me.

I don’t want to go into details what was written in those emails but you can definitely get the gist of it. At that point, I thought some weird men found my blog and were messaging me but still that didn’t make any sense to me. It would make sense to send those emails to someone who was quite successful in the blogging industry or even to someone who was showing their face (which I’m not saying it’s okay to send these types of emails to them but you get what I’m trying to say).

I never mentioned my name on my blog, never showed my face, wasn’t ‘active’ on social media and my blog was all about nail art! I was pretty much the last person you would think to send those types of email. That week I decided to clean my spam folder (thank god!) to see if I had received any important emails. I was literally hoping to see an email from a brand but what I saw was the complete opposite to say the least.

I received a ton of notifications from a dating website, and remember the emails I was talking about at the beginning! Those emails were from this dating website! Someone had used my blog email address to sign up on that website but it doesn’t stop there, oh no..

They literally filled the profile information as me or shall I say my blog. You read it right, my blog. They put the first name as ‘New’ and last name as ‘Lune’. What’s wrong with them? They were definitely a regular reader because they guessed most things right about me such as my age and where I was living (country).

That dating website wasn’t secure or professional at all, the user interface was a headache, they didn’t even have a number or email to contact that’s how bad that website was. Considering it was a dating website, I just didn’t get how people thought it was safe to use it. It was pretty much one of the reasons why that person was able to use my email address, it didn’t even send a verification number or email in order to use that website.

The men who were sending me these emails came from that website and they were sending me emails directly instead of using that dating website. After a couple of months, everything stopped. I received one or two emails the following month and after that I never got one. I never found out who did it either.

Dans les 3/4 mois qui ont suivi la création de mon blog, j’ai commencé à recevoir des emails bizarres dans ma boîte de réception, mais je pensais qu’il ne s’agissait que d’escroqueries ou de courrier indésirable. Je ne les ai jamais ouvertes parce que je ne voulais pas que des virus infiltrent mon ordinateur portable, mais je savais qu’ils ne provenaient ni de marques ni de gens normaux, car le sujet de ces courriels n’avait aucun sens.

Cela a duré des semaines et à chaque fois, je supprimais ces courriels et ne les regardais plus jamais. Puis un jour, j’ai reçu un email qui était complètement à l’improviste. Ce courriel prétendait provenir d’un homme et indiquait qu’il était très intéressé par moi et qu’il voulait sortir avec moi.

Évidemment, dans mon esprit, je pensais que c’était un de ces bizarreries ou pervers en ligne (puisque je l’ai déjà expérimenté). Je l’ai immédiatement supprimé. La semaine suivante, j’ai reçu un autre email qui était très similaire au premier que j’avais reçu, mais qui venait d’un autre homme. Cette semaine-là, j’ai reçu un certain nombre de courriels d’hommes différents, écrits différemment, mais ils avaient tous une chose en commun. Ils étaient tous intéressés par moi et voulaient sortir avec moi.

Je ne veux pas entrer dans les détails de ce qui a été écrit dans ces courriels, mais vous pouvez certainement en comprendre le sens. À ce moment-là, je pensais que des hommes étranges avaient trouvé mon blog, mais ça ça n’avait toujours pas de sens. Il serait logique d’envoyer ces courriels à quelqu’un qui a beaucoup de succès dans l’industrie du blogging ou même à quelqu’un qui montrait son visage (que je ne dis pas qu’il est correct de leur envoyer ce type de courrier électronique, mais vous obtenez ce que j’essaie de dire).

Je n’ai jamais mentionné mon nom sur mon blog, je n’ai jamais montré mon visage, je n’ai pas été «actif» sur les réseaux sociaux et mon blog était entièrement consacré au nail art! J’étais à peu près la dernière personne à laquelle vous auriez pensé d’envoyer ce type de courrier électronique. Cette semaine-là, j’ai décidé de nettoyer mon dossier de spam (merci mon Dieu!) pour voir si j’avais reçu des courriels importants. J’espérais littéralement voir un courriel d’une marque, mais ce que j’ai vu était pour le moins l’opposé.

J’ai reçu une tonne de notifications d’un site de rencontre et vous vous rappelez les emails dont je parlais au début! Ces courriels provenaient de ce site de rencontres! Quelqu’un avait utilisé l’adresse électronique de mon blog pour s’inscrire sur ce site, mais cela ne s’arrête pas là, oh non..

Ils ont littéralement rempli les informations de profil comme moi ou devrais-je dire mon blog. Vous avez bien lu, mon blog. Ils ont mis le prénom “New” et le nom de famille “Lune”. Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas avec eux? Ils étaient certainement un lecteur assidu, car ils avaient deviné la plupart des choses, comme mon âge et mon pays.

Ce site de rencontre n’était pas sécurisé ou professionnel, l’interface utilisateur était un casse-tête, ils n’avaient même pas de numéro ou d’email à contacter, c’était la gravité de ce site. Considérant qu’il s’agissait d’un site de rencontre, je ne comprenais pas comment les gens pensaient qu’il était prudent de l’utiliser. C’est une des raisons pour lesquelles cette personne a pu utiliser mon adresse électronique. Ce site n’a même pas envoyé de numéro de vérification ni d’email pour pouvoir utiliser ce site Web.

Les hommes qui m’envoyaient ces courriels provenaient de ce site Web et m’envoyaient directement des courriels au lieu d’utiliser ce site de rencontres. Après quelques mois, tout s’est arrêté. J’ai reçu un ou deux courriels le mois suivant et après cela, je n’en ai jamais reçu. Je n’ai jamais découvert qui l’a fait non plus.

 

BE CAREFUL

The moral of these stories is definitely to be careful on the internet. It doesn’t matter what age or gender you are, there are so many creepy people online. I’m not saying you shouldn’t share anything private online but be careful with every single thing you share whether it’s your picture, name, the town you live, etc.

You can never be too careful and at the end of the day, I want you all to be safe. I’d love to know your creepy or weird blogging experience(s) – if you have experienced any, share it with me below and we can all be aware of those things!

La morale de ces histoires est certainement d’être prudent sur Internet. Peu importe votre âge ou votre sexe, il y a tellement de gens effrayants en ligne. Je ne dis pas que vous ne devriez rien partager de privé en ligne, mais faites attention à chaque chose que vous partagez, que ce soit votre photo, votre nom, la ville dans laquelle vous vivez, etc.

Vous ne pouvez jamais être trop prudent et à la fin de la journée, je veux que vous soyez tous en sécurité. J’aimerais connaître votre expérience de blog effrayant ou bizarre – si vous en avez déjà expérimenté, partagez-la avec moi ci-dessous et nous pourrons tous en être conscients!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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76 Comments

  1. I have the odd spam and I mean just the odd one. I have never experienced what you have experienced, so it was shocking to read how someone would go out of their way to sign you up to a dating site.

    As for other emails I get in my inbox for my blog, it usually just requests for guest posts or to add links, which shows they have not read my blog properly, because if they had, they will find very clearly I don’t do this, so I ignore. It’s been a while since this has happened since, so hopefully people read my blog properly before attempting such a request, as so they don’t waste their time.

    1. I’ve encountered some weird people haha 😅 It happens to a lot of bloggers, it doesn’t matter how many times you mention it or it could be written at the top of your contact page, some people would still contact you about unnecessary things.

  2. This is really interesting but also creepy to read. I’m sorry you had to experience all of this. I also had some spam receiving but the worst was the bullying which happened a few months ago. The same person wrote hurtful comments about me. I’m thankful it stopped. It isn’t nice to deal with it. I’m glad it stopped by you too.

  3. Oh my goodness, this is so creepy. I’ve never had anything like this happen to me (yet!) and I sincerely hope I don’t. I do get the odd spam comment but fortunately, I have to approve all my comments before they go live so I just delete those. I’m glad you can be so level-headed about this and thank you for sharing your experiences – as you say, you can’t trust people online, which is a shame, but it’s good to be on your guard! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. I used to be paranoid at the beginning but now I’m pretty okay with it, some people are just weird online. Thanks for reading love x

  4. Oh My Yes!! My blog is still very new, but I am constantly getting these creeps on social media. They are so disgusting. And then there are the ones after your money too! Oh boy do they come up with some really off the wall stories! LOL Seems like the more you tell to stay away, the more crawl out from under the rocks…

  5. Merci ! quelqu’un avait utilisé mon avatar en le déformant et en se livrant à toutes sortes d’excentricités anormales sur une page d’un quotidien.fr … je me doutais qui c’était.
    Je l’ai dit et d’autres internautes écrivaient que c’était impossible …
    oui,non, mais il a gardé le silence plusieurs semaines …. puis est revenu disant qu’il avait été très malade … pendant cette période, les anomalies ont cessé ! Ce n’était pas une simple coincidence, non, mais il n’avait pas pensé que si lui ne se manifestait pas, personne d’autre ne le ferait !

    merci !
    J’ai eu aussi le très aimable monsieur divorcé qui pensait que je vivais dans un château en Bretagne, et me demandait s’il pouvait me rendre visite avec ses deux enfants – depuis les Etats-Unis… photos des enfants tenant un serpent, curieuse éducation … puis photo suggestive du monsieur …

    Rires et prudence … The End.
    Amitiés

  6. What the heck, man! These are so creepy, especially that professor one!! I like that you did some investigative work on it though lol. I can’t believe it was the real guy sending you the emails – I definitely thought it was a case of catfishing.

    Nothing like this has ever happened to me in my few years of blogging…I guess I should count myself lucky!

  7. Article hyper intéressant, merci beaucoup d’ailleurs 😀😀. Personnellement sur l’adresse mail de mon blog Tech je reçois beaucoup de mail bizarres pour savoir si je peux remettre en vente des produits qui seraient en rupture de stock … alors que je n’y vends absolument rien et je n’y ai jamais rien vendu !! Je n’ai jamais compris pourquoi on m’envoyait des mails comme ça … mais bon maintenant ils partent directement dans la corbeille 😂
    Bonne journée .

  8. These are all awful experiances – I can’t believe there are people in this world who thinks its okay or fun to use other people’s information for their own personal gain. Thank you so much for sharing something like this x

  9. Sometimes I’m glad to be a little fish in the big blogging pond. I get spam, but luckily no weirdos…yet. I have had weird man friend requests on social media though. I just ignore them.

    1. Most of these things happened to me while I barely had 300 followers on my blog and social media platforms. I don’t think the number of your followers matters in these instances. Unfortunately some people encounter some weirdos online 😅

  10. Wow! I’ve had my fair share of spam emails and get way more than my fair share of gross DMs and such but nothing quite this level! It’s awful when you think about it. At least most of us are internet savvy enough these days to be careful about these things x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  11. I think this is the main reason why I stopped using Facebook. I got really aware that too much data was being shared on this platform (before it even became a problem and before the privacy laws kicked in). So glad I made that decision.

    Back when I was active on Facebook, I have had weird men add me – we’re talking men old enough to be my dad, from a foreign country, no mutual friends. One time, a guy who was just a bit older than me at the time (I was 18/19) added me and I actually added him back because we had a few mutual friends. Huge mistake! How do I put it…he was really weird and almost immediately flirty. He turned out to be a best friend of my high school classmate so in a way, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt but honestly, I think women’s instincts are completely different to men’s! He asked me out a good few times on there through FB chat and each time I said no but he was so persistent. Eventually, I learnt he also happened to be an ex of my then-classmate. I asked my then-classmate about him and it’s funny – she said she broke up with him because he was coming onto her too strong! One night, I remember being super freaked out because he was standing outside my part-time workplace. Ugh. Luckily nothing happened and everything stopped after he realised he was getting nothing from me but it was such a bad experience!

    Currently, on Instagram I am getting some men trying to talk to me. Luckily, IG is pretty good at placing those messages completely separate to those of your friends. Sometimes I click on these accounts and they have a lot in common – middle-aged men, possibly some sort of profile suggesting that they want to find a wife/date. It makes me sick.

    1. I’m so glad I deleted my Facebook account before all the privacy laws & data breach happened. Oh my god! That’s super creepy 😖 I’m so glad nothing happened and you’re okay, it’s such a scary experience! Unfortunately, Instagram is all about those creeps. I don’t even show my face and I receive those types of private messages, that shows how desperate some men are smh x

  12. I get tons of spam in my WordPress spam folder, mostly all rubbish, but a few genuine comments can also end up in there.
    I’ve never given out my email address on my blog. If anybody wants to contact me, they have to go through WordPress first by way of a ‘Contact Hugh’ form on my blog. I see so many bloggers giving out their email address on blog posts. It’s a sure way of attracting lots of unwanted attention and spam.
    For me, Trolls have been the biggest issue. Some of the comments I have received have been disgusting and horrible. It’s one reason why I have all comments go to a moderate queue first so I can check them before approving them to show in the comments section of my blog posts. I can also block any further comments from trolls so that I no longer see them.
    You did right by not replying to any of those emails. Trolls soon get fed up and will move on if you don’t respond to them

  13. Oh my gosh, how strange! It’s actually really worrying the number of odd people there are about. fortunately, I’ve only had a couple but I just delete them and don’t look back like you say. What is wrong with people?!! x

    Samantha | https//thebeautyspyglass.com

    1. Seriously, what’s wrong with some people!? I’ve come to the conclusion they are just attention seekers, that’s the only possible explanation I have 🤷🏻‍♀️ x

  14. Wow, you have certainly had a few weirdos! Poor you! I’ve had a few spam comments which are like massive essays which have nothing to do with the post, but they just get deleted straight away. Your experiences sound really creepy, you did the right thing by ignoring them! Thanks for sharing, really interesting read ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  15. So weird! It just proves how you never really know who you’re talking to, I mean I get weird spam comments but yours are crazy girl, great post though, really unique! and you’re definitely right for ignoring those emails! xx

  16. omg I’m so glad I haven’t had any creepy emails like that! Though I somehow started getting spam emails from brands promoting adult toys, WTF. There are so many creeps out there and I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with that.

  17. I don’t know whether to laugh or to laugh. Yeah, you read that right. 😂 While your experience is creepy, it’s actually very funny. I love to check my spam comments every Saturday. It does wonders to my mood. 😂
    There are crazy people living among us.

  18. This was such an interesting read! Some people are so weird and creepy. I have no idea what goes through some people’s heads to do the things they do. But it is so important to be careful online. I’ve definitely had my fair share of weird comments and messages as well. It’s so freaky x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

  19. Very creepy experiences! I’ve had a few random men ask me to marry them, but nothing as outlandish as your experiences!

  20. Good cautions – people put too much of their personal information out there, and then wonder how strangers know so much about them. They also take too many people they don’t know at face value.
    All I get on my blog are the usual self-serving spam comments designed to generate traffic to someone else’s site.
    thanx for writing!

  21. The internet isn’t safe for anyone.. but much less for a female. I can only imagine what some of y’all have experienced!

  22. Well, I am new to the world of blogging, so this is, well a little eye opening. But like most things in life, fore warned is fore armed (does that have a French translation?)

  23. Jezz. That ‘professor’ story was insanely creepy. Glad you didn’t got caught on that one! Interesting post!

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