I keep getting comments from gentlemen and ladies for whom english is not their first language, which then link to websites for things like snowboards. Do I take it this is spam or should I just be grateful for the comments? Sally Donovan
This isn't spam but I have a genuine person who has left critiques of my blogposts. He comes across as really spaced out and weird.
Stuff like: why comment? oxygen of publicity? STOP!
And: To give you a flavour of what I see in your writing, I'd ask you to look at your opening paragraph. If you put a full-stop after, 'But, I also think there is another side to the story, which is just as valid'. You,ve got their attention now,your reader is hooked. They want to know about the 'other side', and will feel compelled to read on. Your job after that is to draw them in and furnish them with the information that is needed to make an informed choice. You 'rant' contains a great deal of information that meets this requirement. Given structure,dogged revision and honing this is the stuff that newspaper articles are made of. Far removed from the gutter-press.The truth is out there, unfortunately, for a majority of people it is subjective. objectivity is the antithesis of the narrow-minded bigotry,racism and sectarianism that tarnishes not only this country, but, many other countries of the world. With a talent like yours, you could make a difference.In the interem however, keep on ranting.
I have no idea who this person is but hey, he seems to be enjoying it in the second comment, and then in the first telling me to shut the f up.
I go these "I love your site and want to read more". At first I was really flattered and chuffed, folk had taken the time to read and comment. Then I looked at the trail of weblinks they wanted to leave behind, a few frisky ones, snowboards, host my site here. I was no longer flattered
I don't mind giving somebody a link from our site, if your comments are relevant and your link is too. Frisky stuff and gambling sites are bad neighbourhoods for Google ranking.
I am no longer quite so chuffed at shameless link dropping
I'm so new to blogging that I'm not yet binning the excessively flattering spam comments. It feels a bit less depressing than not having any comments. Do you all moderate comments or let people post and then delete the inappropriate comments afterwards
I don't moderate comments and only get the occasional (a couple a month) spam comment getting through as I have Akismet set up on my Wordpress account. I'm really impatient and hate all the faff and hoop jumping that most blogs have for commenters so decided to get rid of all that on my own blog to make it as easy as possible for people to reply.