25 October 2011

Quick Clarification

I can't believe that I have to do this, but I am going to anyway.

It's come to my attention that there's a troll out there who decided to use the name of my blog in order to start creepy conversations with people online. They don't only use my name, they use a few aliases, but they've started a google+ account and a wordpress account in the name of Blytonly Obvious

Two things you should know:

1. I have this page and a Facebook page. One day I may get round to having a twitter feed (but I am essentially lazy and really just rely on you adding this blog to your RSS feed to find out when I post). No other site with the name Blytonly Obvious is run by me (and really, who would pick such a name? Even I think the name is bad, and it's my name).

2. I never comment anywhere using the Blytonly Obvious name. I have a life outside of this blog, and it doesn't involve creepy spruiking of this blog and starting inappropriate conversations with strangers.

If you want an idea of what I'm referring to, this blog post is where I found my explanation. (As a side note, if you do check it out, look down at the comments - I am vain enough to be flattered by someone calling my blog "reasonably well known". It's a step up from "my flatmate doesn't even read it")

Anyway, I'm off to wash my hands thoroughly. The whole thing makes me feel a bit icky, and I saw Contagion tonight, which has left me completely terrified contracting a random bat/pig virus ...


  1. This troll used the name Blytonly Obvious and comments copied from Enid Blyton forums to try and start a conversation with me. Brr. I think I need a shower.

  2. That must be the same person who sent me messages on LJ and YouTube, asking if they could talk. Some people are a) odd, and, b) have far too much time on their hands.

  3. I think they've commented once on here as well, back in the early days. I am, however, naturally suspicious of strangers who try to contact me privately without giving a reason ...

    When I saw what sort of stuff this guy was peddling using my name, I wanted to change it immediately, then realised that changing my name would only give him another handle to use ... sigh.

  4. Hi Fen, I'm delurking. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings etc with that post at HaT :(

  5. Tigtog - your comment on the other blog made my day! Don't be sorry at all!