I was warned we’d get a lot of spam in the comments section of the blog, and we do. How we do. That’s why we have a manual comment approval system, so that the spam doesn’t get out to you, or hopefully it doesn’t get out to you. Some of them are tricky – like a slew of comments that sampled comments from other blogs with similar key words, which probably would have worked if they had quoted complete sentences. The mounds of increasingly creative spam mean you may have to wait a bit till an editor can review your comment, but rest assured we will. We want to hear from you.
But the best thing about getting spam? It’s all very encouraging. The comments all say nice things about us, our blog, our writing, the timeliness and depth of our thoughts. It feels pretty good. These bots and computer programs care whether our blog is high enough on search engine ratings. They care about whether we get affordable prescriptions, or whether we’re happy with our romantic lives. They care about sharing bits of wisdom, bits that challenge us with their obscurity or their circular logic, and that come with a convenient link to Web sites unknown.
I’m glad I made a difference in your life, Vitamin A and Beats Headphones Sale. I’m glad you enjoyed the writing, ab workouts at home and Demi Moore. You guys give me the strength and encouragement to carry on.
Combing through the spam is worth it to get these little, if grammatically creative, encouragements to keep on writing, to keep on putting ourselves out there. And, as commenter Madelyn so wisely stated, “A dog does not eat a dog.” A dog does not eat a dog, indeed.