By Deborah Taylor-French
A pet blogger I keep in touch with posted a list of laughable spam and odd comments she receives in her spam folder.
Today, I share a few of the type I call
“I Wish These Comments Came From People”
“We completely adore your weblog and discover the majority of one’s post’s to become precisely what I am searching for. Do you provide guest writers to write content material to suit your needs? I would not mind composing a post or elaborating on a quantity of the subjects you write about here. Once more, amazing weblog!”
backlink… “Whats cheery vastly nice web site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I will bookmark your internet position and acquire the feeds additionally…I’m joyful to attain numerous of use in order right here within the situate within the lead, we’d comparable…”
Five Fishy Mistakes in Spam Comments
1. They have not taken one minute to read what I have written.
2. Their comment never mentions or responds to my post topics.
3. Their URL address usually does not lead to anywhere, except a dead-end.
4. If they have a Website, I never find an about page. Robot comments end up in my trash bin.
5. The word usage, grammar and overblown praise add up to weirdly written English.
In the beginning of writing my blog, I wrote emails to a few of the writers who seemed sincerely interested, but lacked a credible Website. No one answered.
From now on, I am saving my spam gems for laughs and later posts.
Oh, and my other blog, the one you cannot find gets written by my invisible foodie black dog.
Black Foodie Dog
Luckily, WordPress provides me with Akismet, (takes the pain out of comment moderation) which catches 97% of spam, saving me hours of shifting through it. Plus I learned to turn commenting off on old posts. If a spammer wants to drop a link on an old post, that cues me to know they have not read it or my blog’s About page.
The Dogs of Italy set in the streets of Florence.
- Blog Guidelines for Sir Spam-a-lot (thehumanracehorses.com)
- Let Sleeping Dogs Alone: Photo Friday (dogleadermysteries.com)
- Spam templates (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Adding Insult To Injury: Critical Spam (ethicsalarms.com)