Who Loves Spam?
Well, certainly you love the tasty canned type, which is actually delicious if prepared well, like this “Spam Sushi”:
Unfortunately, this post isn’t about food, canned or otherwise. No, for this “What The Friday”, I want to see if anyone else is getting THOUSANDS of spam comments on their blog like I am! Look at my numbers!
446,000 Spam Comments – And Counting!
While I enjoy getting comments from real people like you, I also get a LOT of spam messages as well.
Recently, I noticed I had accumulated a dozen new spam messages – since I average a hundred or more each week, I decided to check these just in case some were real…well, rest assured THEY WERE NOT.
For example, I got this nice note:
You’re madly, profoundly in addition to absolutely within really like along with you’ve decided to help propose. Nonetheless, do you think you’re breaking in cold sweats, putting as well as converting during the night time, asking yourself how to find the best solitaire gemstone? Rest. This information can show you how and purchasing of which specific solitaire gemstone are going to be while effortless as having as simple as 123.
Well, who can argue with that?
Imagine if these were actual pieces of mail! Still, having to check the spam mailbox to ensure it is, INDEED SPAM, and not a quite lovely comment from you that accidentally found its way there, I find myself having to absorb these words:
“at least it’s not f*$*@^ capris!”)LOVE the jewellery,and the hooty magifying glass is to die for!Baby Rose likes Hooty Owls,and that’s what was on the duvet cover I made her! Snap!Hurrah for Fridays,I’m sure it was perfect!!!Love YOU!!!Helga xxxXXXxxx
Ummm….well at least “Helga” was impressed….
And it gets more “interesting”, thanks to Gnomepaste – yes, “GNOMEPASTE”: this spam showed up just moments ago:
“Gnomepaste is so imaginative. This would be my choice. I like Nia watching tv but would like it more if it were a knitted mouseAll are so cute and inventive. Kudos to each and every one of you.”
Kudos right back at you.
And most recently there was this rather argumentative note:
NO Increased Percentages!
I read it twice. Still don’t know what it means, but there is an ominous warning attached all the same. Here you go:
“I just took one giant step toward Bing.This is blatantly greedy and scummy. How dare you try and play this off like its a privacy issue. If the percentages increase from the average 1-5% to 10% or higher, you will see a large percentage of users (organic and paid) leaving out your front door.”
Well, at least they aren’t sneaking out the back way!
And finally, this just in – a GREAT complimentary comment:
“This is extremely impressive content. I like how you brought forward many clear viewpoints and I agree with many. Your article coaxes thought out of the reader from start to finish.”
It was from an auto insurance website in Salem, Oregon. SPAM, but nice!
So my “What The Friday” post today is dealing with almost 447,000 spam comments, and while I really have no idea what they are trying to say, some are actually being said in a hilarious way!
Behold My Popular Feathery Boas!
I took you all on my spam journey once before, inspired by a nice note I got congratulating me on the popularity of my feathery boas!
You can see that collection of strange notes by clicking on my story here:
I am entertained for hours by my spam!
Speaking of which, I’m nominated in the “best entertainment blog” category at this year’s Bloggers Bash, so if you haven’t voted, here’s a link to my story about it!
Thanks for the consideration – oh, and do any of you read your spam?