As you may have noticed, my Flickr photos are now private. Well, at least the ones with my belly, my face and my friends.
While I completely understand Flickr is an online public photo community, lately it has been acting a little more “MySpace” than “photo community” in my opinion.
Starting a few months back, I noticed a couple of strangers adding my belly photos to their favorites. Not a big deal, didn’t really pursue their intent, moving along. Not until I was added by a member called *iwannabewithaprego* (or something similar), did I put two and two together.
Ohhhhhh, I get it. Followed quickly with Ewwwww.
So I started my own little screening process. Whenever I received notification of a member adding me to their contacts, I would read their profile, look at their photos, and the kicker- look at their “favorite” photos from around the Flickr community. That’s usually where you find the good stuff. And of course, 90% of these people had tons of pregnant women’s photos (especially the breasts and bellies) saved. Plus, most of these members didn’t have any photos of their own on Flickr- obviously just seeking out photos of bellies.
Man, there are some lonely blokes out there.
I laughed it off, blocked their request and continued with my weekly belly posting. I guess these photos have been well-received considering some have over 2,000 views (huh? that in itself is bizarro). Well, in the past month or so, my “contact requests” have jumped from a few here and there to 20,30,40 and counting. And unfortunately, the majority are from members whose saved photos range from pregnant bellies to fully-dressed attractive girls to naked wanna-be-porn-stars to skanky hos getting it up the poop chute.
I shit you not. No pun intended. Poop chute photography.
Apparently, anal sex and pregnant bellies are like two peas in a pod! I don’t know whether I should feel complimented or violated that my bare belly evokes the same response as driving the Hershey highway. And the worst part, ya’ll, I mean the WORST PART was when I clicked on this one guy’s “favorite” photos, all I saw was a nappy-ass chick getting the poop chute serviced by the skinniest-thighed, palest little man I have ever seen. EWWWWWWWW! I could just envision “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake playing in the background. Probably on a cassette tape! EWWWWWWW! And the bedspread, don’t even get me started on the flammable polyester bedspread.
I know Flickr touts itself as an online sharing application, but c’mon people, no need to share that.
So, no more public bare belly photos for this chica. However, they are still available to my designated friends, so shoot me an email or leave a comment if you want me to add you to my “friends” list. I will certainly add you, given you pass my twelve background checks. Peace.