Spam Can Be Fun

It’s come down to a choice. I can block my blog from appearing on search engines and have no readers (except for the few of you who stop by once in a while because you like me and feel obligated).

Or, I can allow my blog to appear on search engines and have no readers (except for the few of you who stop by once in a while because you like me and feel obligated) — and spam.

There’s not a day that goes by on which I don’t get several spam comments on one of my more recent posts. My filter catches most of them before they actually appear, but I have made it a habit to go out to my “spam-catcher” at least once a day and have a look.

Spam has to be the most ridiculous by-product of the computer age. The hope of the creators, I assume, is to get the readers of my blog to click on their links and visit their sites. I can’t imagine that they generate enough revenue to make it worth their while (especially not from my blog), and yet they never stop trying. Either that, or their hobby is being annoying.

But the thing I enjoy about spam is reading the comments in the context of the posts themselves.

For example:

On a post about the birds I saw on a walk — You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand.

On a post about miniature golfing in a funeral home — Thanks a lot for sharing this with all people you really recognize what you’re speaking approximately!

On a post that contained a bird list and very little else —  I would prefer to thank you for your efforts you have made in composing this post. In fact your fanciful producing capabilities has prompted me to begin my personal blog now.

And on that same post — Disgrace on the seek engines for now not positioning this put up higher!

On a very short post about watching the Easter Bunny ride by on a firetruck — I want to give thanks a lot for that job you have made in writing this article.

On birding in a swamp — I should say, as a great deal as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt support but lose interest right after a while.

On a page that contains links to other posts and nothing more — So i am satisfied to exhibit that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed.

For whatever reason, a list I made of things I want to do in McHenry County seems to be the most popular target.  On that page alone, I have received the following comments.

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  • Woah this weblog is excellent i really like studying your posts. Stay up the good paintings!

 This is a strange world.

In attempt to make sense of these, I translated the last four comments from English to Arabic to Icelandic to Portuguese to Yiddish to Basque to Chinese to English. Here’s what I came up with. (It’s a little frightening to me that these make no less sense than the originals.)

  • Alpha I do not know that I can do here, but I think this is a big-time.
  • In my opinion, this information is very important, and gave me a lot. I think your article the Chamber. But it is a common problem, such as location, perfect, they want an explanation, it is really great.
  • Internet more than three hours, but I do not like to draw your attention to any significant progress. This is my cute enough.
  •  People, I love this blog excellent analysis of your mail. The side panels are good!
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2 Responses to Spam Can Be Fun

  1. n8 says:

    This post has much liking I should raise to the highest rank.

  2. beth says:

    i almost said “i am almost rolling on the ground laughing”, but I know you would have a snarky remark to that…… I’ll just say “I am laughing very hard right now”.

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