Spam. It’s Good For Your Ego.

Since moving to WordPress, one of the features I have been enjoying the most is the spam catcher for comments left here at my blog.  I wondered why I got so many spam comments since moving my blog to WordPress, but it’s because I had a word verification in place for comments left on my blog when it was at Blogger.  At WordPress, each comment that it recognizes as spam is put into a folder I can look through and approve or delete each comment at my convenience. 

The spam comments left here are hilarious.  A spammer will pick a random post and leave a comment full of gibberish, links, and so far off topic from my original post that I can’t help but laugh.  And also?  Compliments!

For example:

Thank you for give very good knowledges What a cool site. (Left on a review for a movie)

Really nice post here – I don’t know why you don’t just get the most out of these tools whilst they are free. (Left on a review for online schools)

Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information. (left on a post about a hotel)

When I found your blog was like wow. Thanks for putting your effort in writing this blog. (left on a Pepsi giveaway)

Substantially, the post is really the freshest on this notable topic. I fit in with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your upcoming updates. I want to say thanks will not just be adequate, for the great clarity in your documentation. I will right away grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Gratifying work and much success in your business dealings! (also on the Pepsi giveaway)

Of course, I could be very annoyed by having to go through and delete all of these spam comments, but it’s so much more fun to pretend I’m a REALLY POPULAR MOM BLOGGER going through my inbox swamped with praising comment after comment, deleting them as I go, knowing my legions of fans will nevah be as good as me, dahhhling!

OK, so sometimes it’s just flat out annoying.  But you do see how they could be an ego boost, right?  Riiiight.

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