I’m a little off the normal topics today, but I wanted to share this funny thing (funny to me, at least).
First of all, I’m so un-technical that to me, “cookies” mean yummy things with chocolate chips in them, “trackbacks” sounds like someone hunting deer, and “dashboard” is the thing in the car. So doing all this blogging/website is definitely a learning process for me. (I’m very thankful for those free tutorial videos from WordPress, etc.! 🙂 )
I don’t know if every blogger runs into this, but I get “spam comments” on my posts. Fortunately, the default for “comments” is for them to be moderated, so you all have never had to see these spam comments. I just have to delete them all (from my “dashboard.”)
My understanding is that spam comments are generated by “robots” and that the companies’ motivation is to get you and your readers to click on their links (and buy their stuff).
Some of these “comments” are nonsense, and others are just a list of links.
But some have bogus generic comments that could fit most posts and say things like “Great write-up!” or “I found this blog accidentally; thanks for the information!” followed by their links to their products (shoes, jackets, whatever). I guess their bogus comments are to try to get you to “approve” their comment and put it on your site?
So one day, I get a comment just “buttering up” the writer (me)—SO annoying because you know it’s fake. It said something like, “I’ve finally found someone on the internet that knows what they are talking about on this subject!” It went on to tell what an expert “I” am on the subject (or something like that).
My post they were supposedly commenting on: “Homeless, the 3rd Time.”
I had to laugh. Yes, I don’t suppose there are a lot of people blogging about being homeless. Not sure I want to be known as an expert on it, though. 🙂
Do you have any funny blogging stories to share?
Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730