You might be a spammer if…

'Spam wall' photo (c) 2006, freezelight - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

I just got around to deleting some spam comments for my blog. I had about a hundred or so, which is a lot. I’m not that big a blogging presence. For some reason, I decided to read them tonight instead of just deleting them. I’m kinda glad I did. It got funnier and funnier…

You might be a spammer if your comments go something like this:

  • “For your self-guidance, are able to go through top
    quality most-sought after available inside the market from the reputed pharmaceutical brands.” (Commenter links to an ED drug sales site.)
  • “Hi from United States!” (Um. Your email address says “.de” I don’t believe you.)
  • ” Wenn man bedenkt, dass Adulis einst dieselbe Rolle spielte, wie heute Massaua, in dem auch alle grossen Gebaeude fehlen.” Google translates this as: “If you consider that Adulis once played the same role as now, in which all the big buildings missing.” (It loses something in the translation.)
  • “Excellent Blog! gfkdkkeeecfegfba” (Thank you. fdasfdsaf)
  • “Thanks for sharing your thoughts about facebook. Regards.” (On a post about death and dying.)
  • “Thanks for sharing this interesting free payday loans post.” (messed up your html there a little, huh…)
  • “When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox now each time a comment is added I am four emails making use of the same comment. Possibly there is any way you’re able to eliminate me from that service? Thanks!” (From someone who runs a payday loans website. Sorry friend. You’re on your own.)
  • “i joined so numerous seo forum on the internet and they are truly quite useful and i have learned a good deal,”  (Well, you might need a review of punctuation and grammar.)
  • “Excellent blog here! Also your internet website loads up quickly! What host are you utilizing? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as rapidly as yours lol” (From a PC and tablet sales page.)
  • “Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude!” (I am not a dude. But thanks anyway.)
  • “He knew that it would be days short term loan payday loan which sir Frederic was killed.” (Another linking issue.)
  • “Its like you learn my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, such as you wrote the e book in it or something.” (Wow…)
  • “I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this site.” (OK.)
  • “each time i used to read smaller content which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading at this place.” (No clue. I think it’s a compliment?)
  • “I read this post completely on the topic of the comparison of hottest and previous technologies, it’s amazing article.” (This on an article about Lent.)

And finally, my personal favorite:

“hеllo there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up nothing new from right here.” (I’m speechless.)

And that, my friends, is why  you have to go through comment approval. I won’t be taking it off any time soon. Sorry. 😉

 

Dare I blog??

I was just cyberhopping to other RevGal blogs (like Cheesehead and GodGurrll and my usual blog-stalking places.) Cheesehead commented that she had been blogging less and less, getting caught up in other time sinkholes like Twitter and Facebook.

Yeah. Me too.

However, I also know that as I get closer and closer to graduation, interviews, and a “real” job, that I am sometimes hesitant to blog about the stuff that is on my heart. My blog is connected to my Facebook page and my LinkedIn account. What if people read my opinions and didn’t like me and wouldn’t hire me? It was a puzzle.

However, being a woman of strong opinions (gosh. really?) it seems to me that it would be better to be honest in cyberspace, if somewhat self-editing, rather than present such a disinfected view of who I am and what I’m thinking that I am hired for a spot where I do not really “fit.” I’ve never been very good at pokerface anyway. At the same time, I would like to season my words with grace and love.

I’m trying to get in mode to blog for Advent, looking for a theme or a focus to wrap my posts around. I’m open to suggestions…

Deb