As a blogger, I get these kinds of comments all the time (not to toot my own horn!). Seriously, I had to put on word verification just so I wouldn't get drowned by the sheer volume!
In blogland "spam" is a four letter word. It's actually a four letter word in any world, but by four I mean BAD.
Like most of you, if you've gotten a spammy smelling comment or email, a quick click of the delete button takes care of that! But you know what? I started reading those comments for what they really are. And can you guess what I discovered?? I LOVE SPAM!!
You Can't Love Spam, Alyssa.
Ok, sure, I know spammers have a very bad reputation thus far. Yeah, they may not have the best of intentions all the time. They may want to "borrow" your bank account, and yes, possibly even "share" your computer with you. Or, they may be less than entirely honest about that $1 million you have coming to you from the Prince of Ismellascam.
We shouldn't stereotype people just because they hail from the Land of Spam-a-lot. I promise you, some of them are the nicest, virus carrying, worm wielding, trojan horse riding people you will ever meet!
They write nice things to me. You should see these comments! In fact, I will show you. And you will change your mind forever.
Spammers Say the Nicest Things
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my spammy friends for their kind and encouraging words over this past year.These gems I proudly display on my fridge. I wake up, get some coffee, read these notes, and am ready to hit the road blogging!
Note: These are actual comments I received and cherish.
No wording and/or grammar has been changed.
This here reader makes me feel confident in the quality of work I do around here.
I also can recognize when someone's being subtle, and not directly complementing a post, but getting to it in a round about way.
I'm sure by "every other" you also mean the one you commented on, you do, right? The one about spray painting googly eyes? I have to admit, I also thought that one was one of my best works!
And, these comments don't have to be exhaustive. It's ok if it's short and sweet.
So priceless apparently that I awed him into forgetting to add punctuation. The next few compliments speak for themselves.
Sometimes these spam type people wax philosophical, and delve into the depths of the plight of humanity. Like this introspective reverie-
There are other times where my spamming friends offer advice, even if I'm not sure what about.
And finally, I feel honored that sometimes my readers just need to vent a little and don't know where else to turn. I'm happy to be your sounding board!
Spam Me, Maybe?
With words like these, how can I keep from keeping at it? And don't let this new attitude of mine fool you, I love your very own REAL comments a trillion times more than all my precious spam! Have a great weekend, and may your spam be plentiful!
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