I really enjoy getting comments on my posts.  I especially appreciate the quality and thoughtfulness of the comments I get.  They’re often more interesting than the post itself.

Yesterday I noticed something on my dashboard for the first time, saying that I had comments in my “spam queue.”  Hmm, I though.  Maybe I should have a look at those to make sure they’re really spam.

What I discovered was a virtual treasure trove of wonderful and interesting comments.

Some were very complimentary of my writing, such as this one, which made me blush:

Thanks in support of sharing such a pleasant thinking, piece of writing is good,
thats why i have read it fully

Others offered some helpful constructive criticism, such as this:

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Some were more in the nature of personal advice:

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Or helpful living tips:

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There were suggestions for publishing an e-book and some thoughtful recommendations for shoes, payday loans, debt consolidation services, sunglasses and more discrete personal items.

Several included remarks such as:


Others were simply pleasant greetings:

Nice to be visiting your blog once more. Great this post.
Many thanks for sharing.

I realize the depth and quality of these comments will be intimidating to those of you who regularly comment here, but just remember: Present yourself the way you are! And you can be sure that when I read your comments I always think, “Thanks in support of sharing such a pleasant thinking, piece of writing is good, that’s why I have read it fully.”


17 comments on “Comments

  1. bobraxton says:

    who you are be that


  2. Can’t. stop. laughing. Thanks for such a hearty morning laugh. This is why I did that dastardly deed of word verification … but I see it’s robbing me of all these charming responses.

    What a great post.


  3. El Guapo says:

    As someone who of reading to your blog is often, I am appreciative of this informations, and am to hoping the postables of this nature are to be continuous.
    And thanks to you for it, as I said to my brother recently, as only he can understand what I have am to be felt here.


    • Bill says:

      Comment you are sir. In call for to alter trusted you wealthy person a fresh and fictive your content, you and your process and so add a brightly painted sports coat or don.


  4. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, you are too funny. I think anyone who has a blog with some kind of following has been bombed with such messages. I just have to wonder what kind of person would respond to any of those messages. They are like the white noise of the Internet. As the Internet expands to allow more and more capacity, my thought is just how much of the expansion capacity is used up with this clutter. It just seems kind of wasteful to expand facilities to indulge this sort of behavior. I’m not sure how it could be controlled because the Internet was designed to be an entity that no one could actually destroy or control.

    Have a great informative comments day.


    • Bill says:

      Fortunately WordPress has a spam filter. When I first started blogging it didn’t and I’d get dozens of these a day, so I had to approve every comment. The worst thing you can do is let one of them get published, then it acts like a magnet drawing more of them.


  5. Amy Lou says:

    Hee hee. It’s almost like surrealist poetry. And I’d like to say to you what “Cheap Prada Sunglasses” said to me in my comment spam today:

    “Normally I do not learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me.”

    Writing taste has been surprised me. I think that about sums it up.


    • Bill says:

      You’re right! Surrealist poetry. Spamming as a literary form. 🙂

      That’s a first rate comment. This write-up very pressured me to check out.


  6. Jeff says:

    You crack me up! What I’ve done on my blog (I have my own domain, so I can do this) it to ban every IP address outside of the United States. And some in the United States, too. I don’t get many spam comments. I think a lot of the spam has to do with search engine results – I can’t imagine any sane person responding to any of it!


    • Bill says:

      The spam filter catches almost all of them. Before yesterday I’d never looked at them. Now I think I’ll check them regularly. For laughs.

      The problem with blocking non-US addresses is that would block lots of legitimate traffic. Some of my favorite bloggers (and frequent commenters here) are from Canada, the U.K., Australia, South Africa, the Netherlands, the Phillipines, France, Norway, etc. On the other hand, blocking all the .ru addresses would probably be a good idea.


  7. EllaDee says:

    I’m pleased to see Australia listed in your reply to Jeff despite my having been AWOL 😉
    Some people are outraged by spam but so long as it’s not malicious I find it amusing and somewhat eye-opening.
    The spammers have too been busy on my account, as 16 offers and suggestions – not one of which I have any intention of pursuing – have accumulated since I last cleaned.


    • Bill says:

      Without a spam filter I found it very annoying. And some is malicious, if it’s seeking a portal for hacking or to deposit a virus. And some tries to lure people into some very seedy stuff. But most of the time I think the intent is to sell run-of-the-mill stuff. It’s just surprising to me that they aren’t more sophisticated about how they choose language. 🙂


      • bobraxton says:

        Our friend in Kenya is working simultaneously on two master’s degrees: one in Translation, one in Interpretation. One of the books we delivered in February (in person) is one you might enjoy (I have begun reading) “Is that a Fish in your Ear?”


  8. Crack me up! Thanks for the morning chuckle.


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