Years ago, I made it mandatory that I accept any comment before it is published on my blog. It's my blog, my content and out of respect to the people I on occasion have written about, I just felt better having that little bit of control. I could not be more happy I chose to do that because for every post I write as of late, I get at least one spam comment.
For instance, today I received the following comment about a post I wrote in December wherein I posted several photos of Chicago at Christmas:
Yup. I rejected that one. I reject them all. But I'm annoyed at the frequency at which I have to do it now. I used to get really excited when I had an "Anonymous" comment because they'd more than likely be from my mom, or some of my good friends like Dorrie, Jenny or Wendy. There was even that one time Mike even left a comment. But lately they are all robot-sounding, grammatically incorrect spam. And most are trying to link to some other service or page.I am able to make link exchange with HIGH pr pages on related keywords like www.usainstantpayday.com and other financial keywords. My web page is www.usainstantpayday.com If your page is important contact me. please only good pages, wih PR>2 and related to financial keywords Thanks apparkiruck
For instance, when I posted photos of my recent trip to Phoenix, I received the following comment on that post from "Heidi":
Thanks for posting those wonderful photos!!!You had a nice adventures huh?Hope,we could do those things that you did..I enjoy reading your experiences!! phoenix personal trainer
The "phoenix personal trainer" in that comment had a link that I never clicked on. I didn't want them to think they won.
Sometimes though the comments can be a little intimidating. Like this next one. I like to believe it was written by a nice, but stern older gentleman, whose native language is not English. He commented in response to my post about my weekend in Wisconsin spent pumping quarters into a bar game:
So noted anonymous commenter. I will do my best to conform any future opinions to your imaginary ones. And thank you for the emoticon.Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up! And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)
Sometimes though, they are short and sweet, like this comment left in response to my Olymp-nics post:
By far and away though, my favorite comment recently (I can't possibly remember them all at this point) is the following one left on my Phoenix post. It in no way can be related to anything I wrote in that post. And it's a controversy I never thought my little blog would be subjected to:Hello. And Bye.
I looked into it, and learned that Lady Gaga did a clean sweep of her nominations at the 2010 Brit Awards. She won for best international female artist, best international breakthrough act and best international album for The Fame. I, however, found no mention of Lady Gaga stealing Madonna's thunder.Good afternoon We do not agree with this year BRIT awards 2010 decision. Please attend our little web survey http://micropoll.com/t/KDqOnZBCWt Lady Gaga can not be better than Madonna Poll supported by BRIT awards 2010 sponsor femmestyle www.femmestyle.ch/breastlift.html BRITs.co.uk - tickets left standing!! This Competition is now closed OK
So anonymous commenter you, you are the worst. Do not clog my inbox with fake controversies. And untimely ones at that. The Brit Awards were held more than three weeks ago. It is time to move on. And to you, I say:
Hello. And Bye.