Food & Wine


Dear Karen, first of all I would like to thank you for making me laugh, think and reflect about people and the variety of life difficulties.
In this moment, in this state of emergency, people of all ages die like ants, i admit that personally think often, very often of all the sick people out there, the elderly alone, parents without work and money, people with recent mourning, kids without parents, mothers who have to be mum and father together … In this scenario I discover – thanks to you – that there are a lot of problems more serious out there: Your unwanted followers .

But we will solve everything, don’t worry.

For this reason I feel obligated to clarify some points with you and for you Karen…Since you open a thematic blog and launch it on this vast network called “internet”, immediately every single article of yours, every single word, commas included, your face photos included; is “connected”, “linked”, “interconnected”, “shared” with billions of personal computers. That what means Karen? Means that people of all colours, of all ethinicities, people that are different of you, people with different interests or hobbies of you; writers, doctors, tailors, hairdressers, politicians, terrorists, pedophiles, murderers, policemens, students, bloggers, farmers etc CAN SEE IT, can read it, can comment it, can follow it. Unfortunately for you, food bloggers can visit it too. I’m sorry to give you this really bad news about food blogs. I know you don’t appreciate that we follow you.
It is as if a writer was standing outside the bookshop selling his book and selecting who will read it and who not. You doing this Karen. You stay on your blog and select who will read it and who will not. Then you use their contacts to send the mail above.

However, YOU and only YOU Karen, allow everyone to visit your pages. If you don’t like this, there are tools offered by WordPress that block visits from blogs or countries you don’t want to be visited. In this case you can “close”, you can “block” the visits from Italy where I live. And I would be grateful to you and to God if you did it immediately …. But I would like to inform you that there are many many many chances, bilion of chances that other food bloggers or blogs different from yours, can follow you: Nightmare without end… It will be hard for you to send tones of mails to those all who do not want to follow your precious and very useful blog. Let me tell you that is not even kind too. Maybe you started a blog from wrong. maybe you wanted a closed facebook group with people of your same interests. it’s your right, i’ am with you. But here is not facebook. And i’ am sure you know that very well.

I have tried to explain it to you in easy words. Now I invite you to clarify what a food blog is – as a first step. They are humans too Karen. May be they have kids who may be like your blog. May be they are people who simply love and appreciate a lot your crafts. Start from here. Think. For some reason God give us the thought. I will be happy to help you on your difficult path. You know my mail. Feel free to contact me again. Stay healthy, have a joyful life and serenity in your soul. Be kind. All the best. Xristina

34 responses

  1. thekindkumquat

    Wow Karen actually is being a Karen 🙂 Nice article, made me laugh xDD

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    17 October 2020 at 17:36

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


    17 October 2020 at 17:41


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    17 October 2020 at 17:43

    • Thank you too for your kind words. I just wish people would find kindness and tact again.
      Independently of the specific situations and circustances, serious or not.

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      17 October 2020 at 21:24


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        18 October 2020 at 2:34

  4. Yep, I thought WordPress was pretty boring lately and then this. Love it.

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    17 October 2020 at 18:39

  5. Well done!

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    17 October 2020 at 19:10

  6. You handled this beautifully! Good for you. Thanks for the laughs too!

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    18 October 2020 at 0:22

    • Happy for making you laugh! In tragicomic situations always prefer the comic one. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.. My daughter liked very much your Halloween crafts! We look forward to reading more about your creations! Xristina

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      18 October 2020 at 2:10

  7. What a strange communication from Karen. At first I thought it was a joke. I had to read it twice to make sure I was not misunderstanding. I would be honored to have anyone follow my blog. I appreciate all for their interest and support. ☺

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    18 October 2020 at 3:49

    • I understand you. It wasn’t a joke. it’s pretty bumped too. But it doesn’t matter, we are not in a position to change the minds of others but at least we can express our opinion and this is enough for me.
      Totally agree with you! it’s always a honor when people from all over the world decide to follow us.

      There comes a time in life that you can’t stand arrogance, lack of kindness and tact anymore. It is from here that my sarcastic writing began.
      Thanks a lot for your time ! Xristina

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      18 October 2020 at 16:48

  8. Wie seltsam. Man könnte sein Blog ja auch auf PRIVAT stellen und Leute einladen, die einem passen.
    Echt komisch.
    Hast gut reagiert!
    Liebe Grüße

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    18 October 2020 at 21:32

    • Manche leute sind seltsam, aber das ist nicht das problem. Der Mangel an Empathie und Freundlichkeit ist das wahre problem. I can’t stand it, maybe it’s my own fault … Danke Brigitte für deine worte and thank you very much for stopping by! Honored! Xristina

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      18 October 2020 at 22:09

  9. Stop liking my posts on ! They have nothing to do with food either ! :)))))))))))))

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    18 October 2020 at 23:03

  10. oops … “likeing” , of course i meant to type … “liking” was probably suitable only if my post were conected to food in the end :))

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    18 October 2020 at 23:06

    • pozeDECAT 🤣 Please give me another chance, I can always delete the recipes and leave only the photos👌
      But if they don’t go well I can always turn it into a blog with photos similar to yours! I think it’s a good solution👍
      Thank you for make me laugh so much! All the best!

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      19 October 2020 at 0:00

      • In fact i am flattered when people from abroad like my posts since my blog is so connected to Romanian and a foreigner would only get the image and not really the meaning of its caption. Usually the titles of my posts are a wordplay (a pun) that you cannot get it through google translate. Even the title of my blog reflects a very common misuse of a word, this is why i say it is in a way strange. A blog with photos captive of a language if you want …

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        19 October 2020 at 9:49

      • Now I understand. let me tell you that you have achieved your goal well. your photos describe not only simple images but also emotions even without words. your every single photo speaks for itself. Personally like them because they seem to come from a storybook of the past. One of my favorite is the little blue house. Nice to meet your talent, really honored you follow my blog, thank you so much! I will forward to see more your work Keep in touch

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        19 October 2020 at 11:50

      • Thank you for your to kind words! Usually i locate my pictures if i can manage to remember the spot i took them by inserting a link when referring to them. The little blue house that i photographed 15 years ago “went to hell” ( in Romanian is a way of saying that a thing is broken beyond the possibility of recuperate it) and is completely changed as you can see on google street view in the link associated to that expression. The house was typical for a village inhabited by a compact minority of “lipoveni”, Russians that fled to Ottoman Empire (at the time) from religious persecutions starting from times of Peter the Great ( That color is a sort of trade mark of their intangible heritage.

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        19 October 2020 at 20:33

      • Very interesting as heartbreaking.Thank you for letting us participate in this unknown story for us, of these people lost in the pages of history. I appreciate your work doubly, they are not simply photos but also precious memories. Too bad about the blue house but know that thanks to you it continues to “exist” . Thank you again for this information.


        19 October 2020 at 23:00

  11. evaannacarola

    You made my day. Thanks you took the time to post this lovely answer.

    Liked by 1 person

    19 October 2020 at 11:15

    • Happy to have given you a smile evaannacarola, thank you too for your time to read me! Honored. Xristina


      19 October 2020 at 16:20

  12. Oh my…. loved your response!
    To me it would really suck if i could only follow blogs that are similar to my own…
    I visit food blogs, poets, photographers, comics, writers, etc.


    2 November 2020 at 1:03

    • Thank you for the support Melanie! Just very tired of people full of thorns.
      I fully agree with you. Mind and notions must always be enriched and expanded.
      Honored you follow me. Xristina


      2 November 2020 at 16:26

  13. Totally her loss, wow, her name definitely fits

    How does someone have a blog and not appreciate different kinds of followers?

    Oh well… just let Karen be Karen ✌️

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    4 November 2020 at 14:21

    • Nice comment! Yes.. name definitely fits! This all sounds like a joke. Text and name. Coincidences of life that surprise us but also make us smile. Thank you very much for your time Omatra7. Honored you follow me🙏

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      4 November 2020 at 23:18

  14. Good response. And it’s a good topic to revisit periodically. Who follows who? And why?
    Thanks for following our travel blog, Oh, the Places We See. You don’t have to travel to follow us. We welcome you just the way you are!

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    15 November 2020 at 17:18

    • Ahaha thanks for making me laugh so much! After the “Karen case” I feel a slight fear after following a blog. In fact I don’t travel often, so thank you for accepting my “diversity” ! 🤣
      Seriously thank you very much for the kind words and your time… very sweet, I appreciate it a lot. Love your blog. The stories behind lands, roads, the photos of houses, the quotes
      .. are really an exceptional work. Thanks to you “i travel ” too! Grazie!

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      15 November 2020 at 18:16

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