A strange barometer for success?

Spam. We all get it, and it seems blogs are the target of choice. Spammers know that most internet traffic goes to blogs, so it’s only reasonable that’s where they go. Luckily many blog hosting sites have tools available to keep spam from building up, either in our email boxes or as comments.

My WordPress blog actually puts all the spam in a folder which I have to clean out every once in a while. The last time I logged in was three days ago, and I just removed 128 spam comments.

Should I take that as a compliment? Do they plant their little poops for my readers to step through, because they think their chances are good someone will go to their sites? My ego would like to think so. My more logical brain center puts things in a different perspective:

Spammers send out little bot programs to plant spam comments. They sneak around the internet 24/7 and when they find a blog without CAPTCHAs, they leave their little presents. It’s nothing personal, and it certainly isn’t because I’m popular. I’m just easy to reach.

So much for success *rolls eyes*.

There ain’t nothing more profound to add to this entry (I know bad grammar, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want. So there). I’d apologize, but I’m not sorry. I just felt like writing, and this is what I came up with.

Oh! I do want to add that four interviews I did with Ashford Radio are now available for your listening pleasure (as my ego giggles and my logic center scoffs) on my website at www.almarquardt.com/interviews. All but the first one focus on writing. I’m doing another on Saturday at 9am CDT if you want to listen in (www.ashfordradio.com). It’ll center on writing again, with some discussion on copyrights. I believe they will also give out a phone number you can call if you want to talk to me live.

5 thoughts on “A strange barometer for success?

  1. I’ll have to catch up and listen to your interviews (regardless of how I don’t like talk radio, lol)!

    I finally gave in and did the captcha on my blog because spam was getting too annoying. Hated to do it, but time is time.


  2. Thankfully WordPress does a good job keeping spam comments out of my mailbox and comment section. Sometimes it’s uncertain and sends me an email to moderate — usually from someone who’s never commented before.

    Speaking of which, I haven’t visited your blog in a while!


  3. As Homer Simpson might have said, “Mmmmmmm…… spam.”

    Thanks heaven for spam filters, is all I can say. I get 10-12 a day, typically. They’re creative comments crack me up. Good for 1 laugh every 40 spams or so.


  4. Hi Lane! Now I’m hungry for Spam. The real stuff. Okay, not really. You’re right; some of them are funny, and I also skim through the first page or so to see how creative they get.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!


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