Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

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? πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

4 Comments

  1. Interesting, isn’t it? I’ve gotten those too. I got something from a landscaping company in Las Vegas once…very strange. Also, the other day an ad showed up on my latest post…I have NO idea what that’s supposed to mean and whether or not it is a good thing. I’m thinking probably not…if anything, it looks junky! I also, unfortunately, don’t know how to get rid of it. What’s wrong with your back? Do you have a disc?

    • Hi Katie! I think my back issue has been muscular. A lot of Icy Hot and copious amounts of Advil seem to do the trick. πŸ™‚ just enough to make it hard to sit up at the computer after working at the day job for 8 hours so very little writing has been done in the last two weeks and I am starting to feel a bit squirrelly.
      Isn’t it funny how complimentary and supportive all the spam is? Even if it is in broken English! πŸ™‚

Trackbacks

  1. To Spam or Not To Spam | Sonel's Corner
  2. spaaaaaam | espresso coco

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: