For a pick-me-up, Read your Spam!
I have been having some back issues over the last two weeks, so I haven’t been checking my blog as often as I should. 😦 I am feeling quite a bit better though, so I hope to remedy that in the coming days!
In checking my dashboard today, I saw that I had the most spam ever! I always read through these, just to make sure there aren’t any legitimate comments that were unjustly shuttled there by WordPress. Fifteen spam comments landed there in the last few days – a record for my blog. I am not sure what this means. Could it be that I am landing in more prominent locations in random internet searches? Probably not, huh? 🙂
Regardless, I took a peek to see what kind of spam I was attracting and was met with some wonderful comments from various sex sites, sales sites, SEO boosting sites etc. Praise for my content and information sharing. Excellent design (Thank you, WordPress!). Requests for recommendations for similar sites and blogs. Offers to help me reach more readers.
It is truly amazing to me that these sites think that someone writing a little ol’ blog here in my corner of the internet would fall for their promises and actually allow them to post these links on my blog. I am sure they are generated by a computer or a room full of monkeys pushing buttons, but still – they either think I am naive or just plain stupid.
Of course, on a rough day, reading through all the compliments they try to lure me in with is a boost to my writer ego (albeit a false one!). So, any time my fellow bloggers are feeling a bit down about their traffic, or number of comments, or just their content, I suggest you pop on over to see what Akismet has dropped into your spam box! If nothing else, it will make you smile. 🙂