Why Your Post Sucks and Everyone Hates Your Blog

That headline is what we social media experts and uberbloggers call link bait. It is slightly more sophisticated than saying something like Kim Kardashian Sex Tape, Naked pictures of Brad Pitt or Better Than Viagra. It has one purpose and that is to get you the reader to click on it. It is kind of a weak way to go and I try not to use it too often. I prefer to be far more blatant and write something like “5 reasons you won’t read this.”

I suppose that I should be pleased that Akismet isn’t a person because those samples of link bait are guaranteed to generate quite a bit of spam. If Akky were a person he would be less than pleased to see me make extra work for him.

During the past week I have read a half dozen posts that have made me shake my head for a variety of reasons. Join me for a moment on a brief tour of the inside of my head. Mind the dust, when I turned 40 they replaced brain with a colander and it has gotten kind of messy inside there.

I am not a fan of these YouTube videos starring Hitler. I generally don’t see much value in using a genocidal maniac as the comic foil for videos and or posts. It is even worse when they are poorly written. Granted I probably have less tolerance for laughing at the man who is responsible for wiping out part of my family. I suspect that more than a few people share this in common. One person tried to explain his use of Hitler as being similar to the exploits in Jackass. There is a huge difference between showing videos of your friends farting on another and using a genocidal murderer who is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions.

And we move on.

More than a few posts discussed the proper way to comment on blogs. It took restraint on my part not to point out that telling people to innovate and be creative 25 times is not innovative, creative or particularly interesting. Sometimes less is more. That might sound funny coming from a man who has a problem with brevity but it is true.

But what bothers me more than that poorly written, ill constructed and definitely not innovative post is the general cynicism and selfish streak that seems to be taking hold in the blogosphere. I keep reading posts where people write about how much they dislike one line comments. They keep talking about how they hate reading “great post” and how they often delete those because they don’t want to be used by other bloggers as a tool for building page rank, SEO and link juice.

I take a different approach. While I prefer longer comments that demonstrate that someone read my post I don’t get upset with things like “Great post” provided that they aren’t used for free advertising. In fact if someone writes a thoughtful comment that links to some sort of commercial service I will usually leave it up.

My goal is to build a community and to create conversation. My blog is like a backyard barbecue. I want to facilitate conversation not stifle it. I don’t wander around my backyard shushing people for talking.

One last thought to share. RSS, Twitter and Facebook have really had a negative impact on blogging in two areas.

1) Fewer people come to the actual blog to read the posts. They lose some of the flavor of the blog and it is far less likely that they will click through the archives.

2) We really do share fewer links than we used to. It has been said here and many other places but it bears repeating. There is a lot of value in sharing links in blog posts. Social media is about engagement and interaction. Interact with others. Share information that you think is worthwhile and valuable and do it without trying to figure out if you will be compensated for it.

And most importantly, be nice. Good things will come from it.

138 comments
pammustard
pammustard

Great post! Hahaha! :) I have been blogging for only a few months but have seen a few uhh.......strange things. Like, for example, there seem to be "cliques" in blogging. Or maybe I am just imagining it? Also, my blog is not that widely read and yet it didn't stop one person from commenting one day and then writing a post of his own on the very same topic the next day. Who cares really but is it not just a polite thing to do to mention you got the inspiration from another blog? Seems kind of rude to me but hey perhaps that's the way the game is played. I do tend to read a lot of "how to" type posts about blogging but am always perplexed when I find spelling and grammatical errors in them. That seems a bit odd no? Anyway, I am having a lot of fun with the blogging. Happened upon your blog from the yeah write list and yes, you are getting one of my votes. Now......about that "bbq" type of feel......are you  serving beer? :)

pammustard
pammustard

Great post! Hahaha! :) I have been blogging for only a few months but have seen a few uhh.......strange things. Like, for example, there seem to be "cliques" in blogging. Or maybe I am just imagining it? Also, my blog is not that widely read and yet it didn't stop one person from commenting one day and then writing a post of his own on the very same topic the next day. Who cares really but is it not just a polite thing to do to mention you got the inspiration from another blog? Seems kind of rude to me but hey perhaps that's the way the game is played. I do tend to read a lot of "how to" type posts about blogging but am always perplexed when I find spelling and grammatical errors in them. That seems a bit odd no? Anyway, I am having a lot of fun with the blogging. Happened upon your blog from the yeah write list and yes, you are getting one of my votes. Now......about that "bbq" type of feel......are you  serving beer? :)

Andrew
Andrew

great post, i really enjoyed reading it, thank you for sharing those great tips it is very interesting and helpful to learn, i will be sure to return to read more of your posts it really looks like you post very interesting articles.

Andrea
Andrea

Yes, absolutely and excellent point. I think twitter and Facebook have killed the blog. No one blogs anymore, and especially no one comments anymore. I have one faithful reader. It's sad but I've decided, eh, that's life in these modern times.

Andrea
Andrea

Yes, absolutely and excellent point. I think twitter and Facebook have killed the blog. No one blogs anymore, and especially no one comments anymore. I have one faithful reader. It's sad but I've decided, eh, that's life in these modern times.

Tracie
Tracie

I have gotten into the habit of doing a lot of my blog reading in the reader and not clicking through as much as I have in the past. This post reminded me why clicking through is good, because the comment section can be just as interesting as the post. The Hitler videos are sick. I don't understand them at all.

Tracie
Tracie

I have gotten into the habit of doing a lot of my blog reading in the reader and not clicking through as much as I have in the past. This post reminded me why clicking through is good, because the comment section can be just as interesting as the post. The Hitler videos are sick. I don't understand them at all.

Gabriella
Gabriella

I agree one hundred percent wih everything that it is you say here. You are so right. What irks me most in the blogging world today is how everybody is an expert. I understand that we all need to make some money but it annoys me when bloggers try to force a product or service at you - if I am not interested, then I am simply not interested.

As you mentioned, a post about how to comment. Why should some self-proclaimed 'expert' deem what is right or is not right. We're all creative beings in our opinions anyway instead of being prompted to be so.

Oh, I am ranting. I do apologize but I really feel strongly towards this.... :)

Gabriella
Gabriella

I agree one hundred percent wih everything that it is you say here. You are so right. What irks me most in the blogging world today is how everybody is an expert. I understand that we all need to make some money but it annoys me when bloggers try to force a product or service at you - if I am not interested, then I am simply not interested. As you mentioned, a post about how to comment. Why should some self-proclaimed 'expert' deem what is right or is not right. We're all creative beings in our opinions anyway instead of being prompted to be so. Oh, I am ranting. I do apologize but I really feel strongly towards this.... :)

TheJackB
TheJackB

@blisshabits It is always good to know what brings readers around and what keeps them there.

blisshabits
blisshabits

I'm delighted with ANY comments!! I'm new here and I'm enjoying my wander around in your actual site!

An interesting fact about traffic on my blog is if someone comes to my site via my home page they almost always stick around for a while. If they come via a specific post they are there and gone in seconds.

blisshabits
blisshabits

I'm delighted with ANY comments!! I'm new here and I'm enjoying my wander around in your actual site! An interesting fact about traffic on my blog is if someone comes to my site via my home page they almost always stick around for a while. If they come via a specific post they are there and gone in seconds.

The JackB
The JackB

@expatdoctormom:disqus Bloggers are ordinary people who like everyone else enjoy being acknowledged.

But the blogs I love best have strong communities because that is what turns a few megabytes of code into something more.

The JackB
The JackB

@expatdoctormom:disqus Bloggers are ordinary people who like everyone else enjoy being acknowledged. But the blogs I love best have strong communities because that is what turns a few megabytes of code into something more.

Jack

I never thought about commenting as link bait, but you are right it gets you link back to your site... That is not why I comment. I enjoy the community.

I have seen some one of the Hitler video's. Can agree with you on that it is not in the best taste. My grandfather was a POW in WWII in Germany. He would never ever talk about it. I am certain he was not treated well.

I have left posts w/o commenting when I don't have more to say than great post. But perhaps some would appreciate this? I retweet these and or share them on FB instead.

Cheers,

Rajka "Ryka"

le chef
le chef

Wow, I am obviously clueless. Link bait? Do I want to know? And Hitler ... I'm at a loss here, as it would have never occurred to me to ever put him on my blog for any reason. As for the "great post" .. I had written a personal post about my brothers suicide only to have someone comment "Great post, it made my day, loved it! Visit me at ..." Something tells me they didn't read it. It actually made me laugh, it was so obvious. I tend to delete the ones that clearly haven't read it and are simply there fishing.
They just BUG me.

le chef
le chef

Wow, I am obviously clueless. Link bait? Do I want to know? And Hitler ... I'm at a loss here, as it would have never occurred to me to ever put him on my blog for any reason. As for the "great post" .. I had written a personal post about my brothers suicide only to have someone comment "Great post, it made my day, loved it! Visit me at ..." Something tells me they didn't read it. It actually made me laugh, it was so obvious. I tend to delete the ones that clearly haven't read it and are simply there fishing.
They just BUG me.

le chef
le chef

Wow, I am obviously clueless. Link bait? Do I want to know? And Hitler ... I'm at a loss here, as it would have never occurred to me to ever put him on my blog for any reason. As for the "great post" .. I had written a personal post about my brothers suicide only to have someone comment "Great post, it made my day, loved it! Visit me at ..." Something tells me they didn't read it. It actually made me laugh, it was so obvious. I tend to delete the ones that clearly haven't read it and are simply there fishing. They just BUG me.

Comments and Community | The JackB
Comments and Community | The JackB

[...] on my own blog I follow very simple rules. I write for me first and then for everyone else after that. I think of the comments here as being [...]

Kira
Kira

Wow, I was caught by your headline and ended lost in this post reading it and all the comments in its entirety. Now I kind of wish I had taken notes. Because there really isn't a friendly way to go back and quote the passages I wanted to comment on.

I actually find the blogosphere intimidating. I am not the author of my blog. But I do edit and prepare each blog for publishing and I am primarily responsible for the PR my mother's blog receives. It seems everyday I read something that contradicts the blog etiquette I just learned the day before. It makes me feel a little better knowing that veteran bloggers are learning things in this progressively changing forum.

I guess I maybe guilty of link bait on other blogs. To be honest I comment on blogs hoping that what I say might interest the author of the blog into visiting. But I never just spam my blog, I read and comment on the point of the blog post. I've never been to a blog that tells its readers not to comment if it is just "great post." Instead in the mommy blogs I frequent, it seems most comments are made just to enter a contest. It saddens me that most of the bloggers I follow don't even bother reading their comments. And it seems rare to find a blogger individually responding to each comment. I remember the first "blogging etiquette" post I ever read was a giant rant about bloggers returning comment within the comment sections of the original post. "I am not going to return to your blog to see if you posted," ranted one blogger, "if you have something to say come tell me on my most recent post." I wondered at the logic in this. Where is the discussion? How can other readers know the answer? To me it was more about readers and comment count on their individual blogs then interaction and discussion between bloggers and readers.

I can't comment directly on the Hitler videos as I haven't seen them. But I have read this post and the response by the person claiming to be the other blogger. I am actually ashamed at the thought of glorifying Hitler through video. I agree that we shouldn't sweep this part of history under the rug but there are more appropriate ways of doing this. I am a twenty-something girl, but my paternal grandfather fought in WWII. The horrible things he experienced there are not something that should be taken lightly. It saddens me to think my generation has reached the stage where they believe it is okay to do so by using Hitler for comic relief or "making fun of" if you prefer. And I am sorry but saying "my religion was persecuted too" is not acceptable to justify his actions. Please do not let the actions of this one person taint your opinion of other Mormons.

In all thank you for letting me comment on your blog and "shamelessly" link my blog to your readers. I look forward to future backyard blogging barbecues.

Kira
Kira

Wow, I was caught by your headline and ended lost in this post reading it and all the comments in its entirety. Now I kind of wish I had taken notes. Because there really isn't a friendly way to go back and quote the passages I wanted to comment on.

I actually find the blogosphere intimidating. I am not the author of my blog. But I do edit and prepare each blog for publishing and I am primarily responsible for the PR my mother's blog receives. It seems everyday I read something that contradicts the blog etiquette I just learned the day before. It makes me feel a little better knowing that veteran bloggers are learning things in this progressively changing forum.

I guess I maybe guilty of link bait on other blogs. To be honest I comment on blogs hoping that what I say might interest the author of the blog into visiting. But I never just spam my blog, I read and comment on the point of the blog post. I've never been to a blog that tells its readers not to comment if it is just "great post." Instead in the mommy blogs I frequent, it seems most comments are made just to enter a contest. It saddens me that most of the bloggers I follow don't even bother reading their comments. And it seems rare to find a blogger individually responding to each comment. I remember the first "blogging etiquette" post I ever read was a giant rant about bloggers returning comment within the comment sections of the original post. "I am not going to return to your blog to see if you posted," ranted one blogger, "if you have something to say come tell me on my most recent post." I wondered at the logic in this. Where is the discussion? How can other readers know the answer? To me it was more about readers and comment count on their individual blogs then interaction and discussion between bloggers and readers.

I can't comment directly on the Hitler videos as I haven't seen them. But I have read this post and the response by the person claiming to be the other blogger. I am actually ashamed at the thought of glorifying Hitler through video. I agree that we shouldn't sweep this part of history under the rug but there are more appropriate ways of doing this. I am a twenty-something girl, but my paternal grandfather fought in WWII. The horrible things he experienced there are not something that should be taken lightly. It saddens me to think my generation has reached the stage where they believe it is okay to do so by using Hitler for comic relief or "making fun of" if you prefer. And I am sorry but saying "my religion was persecuted too" is not acceptable to justify his actions. Please do not let the actions of this one person taint your opinion of other Mormons.

In all thank you for letting me comment on your blog and "shamelessly" link my blog to your readers. I look forward to future backyard blogging barbecues.

Kira
Kira

Wow, I was caught by your headline and ended lost in this post reading it and all the comments in its entirety. Now I kind of wish I had taken notes. Because there really isn't a friendly way to go back and quote the passages I wanted to comment on. I actually find the blogosphere intimidating. I am not the author of my blog. But I do edit and prepare each blog for publishing and I am primarily responsible for the PR my mother's blog receives. It seems everyday I read something that contradicts the blog etiquette I just learned the day before. It makes me feel a little better knowing that veteran bloggers are learning things in this progressively changing forum. I guess I maybe guilty of link bait on other blogs. To be honest I comment on blogs hoping that what I say might interest the author of the blog into visiting. But I never just spam my blog, I read and comment on the point of the blog post. I've never been to a blog that tells its readers not to comment if it is just "great post." Instead in the mommy blogs I frequent, it seems most comments are made just to enter a contest. It saddens me that most of the bloggers I follow don't even bother reading their comments. And it seems rare to find a blogger individually responding to each comment. I remember the first "blogging etiquette" post I ever read was a giant rant about bloggers returning comment within the comment sections of the original post. "I am not going to return to your blog to see if you posted," ranted one blogger, "if you have something to say come tell me on my most recent post." I wondered at the logic in this. Where is the discussion? How can other readers know the answer? To me it was more about readers and comment count on their individual blogs then interaction and discussion between bloggers and readers. I can't comment directly on the Hitler videos as I haven't seen them. But I have read this post and the response by the person claiming to be the other blogger. I am actually ashamed at the thought of glorifying Hitler through video. I agree that we shouldn't sweep this part of history under the rug but there are more appropriate ways of doing this. I am a twenty-something girl, but my paternal grandfather fought in WWII. The horrible things he experienced there are not something that should be taken lightly. It saddens me to think my generation has reached the stage where they believe it is okay to do so by using Hitler for comic relief or "making fun of" if you prefer. And I am sorry but saying "my religion was persecuted too" is not acceptable to justify his actions. Please do not let the actions of this one person taint your opinion of other Mormons. In all thank you for letting me comment on your blog and "shamelessly" link my blog to your readers. I look forward to future backyard blogging barbecues.

Bell
Bell

I enjoyed "Downfall." The comedy videos are pretty much a waste of time. They're crap.

But I do believe that Hitler and others of his kind deserve ridicule. Except in this case, it's not so much Hitler being ridiculed as Bruno Ganz's outstanding portrayal of a genocidal maniac.

Ok, that's my bit about the movie and the videos.

As for one-line comments, brevity is the soul of wit. However, when your only reaction to a blog post is "great post," you have neither soul nor wit to spare. I've been on Flickr for quite a while, and pictures get this kind of reaction -- a lot. I delete all the "nice"/"very nice"/"great"/"cool" one-liners. They damn with faint praise.
My approach to commenting is, if you can't conjure up at least 20 words to show the blogger/photographer how their work has affected or delighted you, you might as well say nothing. Because one- or two-word comments have been emptied of any real meaning by now.

As philosopher Paul Virilio noted, silence is not a sin.

There is such a thing as contemplative silence, a silence that is pregnant with words and approval. Maybe people shouldn't express themselves at such an alarming rate. With such frequency. They don't give themselves time to think.

Please excuse the verbiage. Obviously I care about this issue more than I thought.

Bell
Bell

I enjoyed "Downfall." The comedy videos are pretty much a waste of time. They're crap.

But I do believe that Hitler and others of his kind deserve ridicule. Except in this case, it's not so much Hitler being ridiculed as Bruno Ganz's outstanding portrayal of a genocidal maniac.

Ok, that's my bit about the movie and the videos.

As for one-line comments, brevity is the soul of wit. However, when your only reaction to a blog post is "great post," you have neither soul nor wit to spare. I've been on Flickr for quite a while, and pictures get this kind of reaction -- a lot. I delete all the "nice"/"very nice"/"great"/"cool" one-liners. They damn with faint praise.
My approach to commenting is, if you can't conjure up at least 20 words to show the blogger/photographer how their work has affected or delighted you, you might as well say nothing. Because one- or two-word comments have been emptied of any real meaning by now.

As philosopher Paul Virilio noted, silence is not a sin.

There is such a thing as contemplative silence, a silence that is pregnant with words and approval. Maybe people shouldn't express themselves at such an alarming rate. With such frequency. They don't give themselves time to think.

Please excuse the verbiage. Obviously I care about this issue more than I thought.

Bell
Bell

I enjoyed "Downfall." The comedy videos are pretty much a waste of time. They're crap. But I do believe that Hitler and others of his kind deserve ridicule. Except in this case, it's not so much Hitler being ridiculed as Bruno Ganz's outstanding portrayal of a genocidal maniac. Ok, that's my bit about the movie and the videos. As for one-line comments, brevity is the soul of wit. However, when your only reaction to a blog post is "great post," you have neither soul nor wit to spare. I've been on Flickr for quite a while, and pictures get this kind of reaction -- a lot. I delete all the "nice"/"very nice"/"great"/"cool" one-liners. They damn with faint praise. My approach to commenting is, if you can't conjure up at least 20 words to show the blogger/photographer how their work has affected or delighted you, you might as well say nothing. Because one- or two-word comments have been emptied of any real meaning by now. As philosopher Paul Virilio noted, silence is not a sin. There is such a thing as contemplative silence, a silence that is pregnant with words and approval. Maybe people shouldn't express themselves at such an alarming rate. With such frequency. They don't give themselves time to think. Please excuse the verbiage. Obviously I care about this issue more than I thought.

Lydia
Lydia

I've always thought people who complain about only get short comments are obviously blessed with comments already. I really don't mind them- the only comments I delete are actual spam, I get 10 comments from a website(not a blog) all saying the same thing on different posts.
And I didn't know they were making hitler you tube videos- that's disgusting!

Lydia
Lydia

I've always thought people who complain about only get short comments are obviously blessed with comments already. I really don't mind them- the only comments I delete are actual spam, I get 10 comments from a website(not a blog) all saying the same thing on different posts.
And I didn't know they were making hitler you tube videos- that's disgusting!

Lydia
Lydia

I've always thought people who complain about only get short comments are obviously blessed with comments already. I really don't mind them- the only comments I delete are actual spam, I get 10 comments from a website(not a blog) all saying the same thing on different posts. And I didn't know they were making hitler you tube videos- that's disgusting!

TheJackB
TheJackB moderator

 @pammustard 

Hi Pam. Welcome to the blog. There definitely are cliques in blogging but not all of them are intentional or are of the "we're better than you are" kind.

You'll see all sorts of crazy stuff out here in the blogosphere but most of the time you run into good people. 

The best advice I have to offer is to:

Have fun, sustain your effort and remember there is no single way to be successful at blogging.  Hope to see you again. Thank you for the vote.

Latest blog post: Sabotage

TheJackB
TheJackB

 @pammustard  Hi Pam. Welcome to the blog. There definitely are cliques in blogging but not all of them are intentional or are of the "we're better than you are" kind. You'll see all sorts of crazy stuff out here in the blogosphere but most of the time you run into good people.  The best advice I have to offer is to: Have fun, sustain your effort and remember there is no single way to be successful at blogging.  Hope to see you again. Thank you for the vote.

Jack
Jack

I disagree about no one blogging anymore because there are still quite a few of us who do but I agree that commenting is down. It means we have to work a bit harder to get them but ultimately I think we build stronger communities.

Jack
Jack

I disagree about no one blogging anymore because there are still quite a few of us who do but I agree that commenting is down. It means we have to work a bit harder to get them but ultimately I think we build stronger communities.

Jack
Jack

Hi Tracie, A good comment section can be like gold. I try not to use a reader because of that and because when I do I end up loading it with 1000 blogs. Don't know why, but I go hog wild with it.

Jack
Jack

Hi Tracie, A good comment section can be like gold. I try not to use a reader because of that and because when I do I end up loading it with 1000 blogs. Don't know why, but I go hog wild with it.

Gabriella
Gabriella

Apologies for the grammar and punctuation - my ranting gets the better of me :)

Gabriella
Gabriella

Apologies for the grammar and punctuation - my ranting gets the better of me :)

The JackB
The JackB

@expatdoctormom:disqus Bloggers are ordinary people who like everyone else enjoy being acknowledged.

But the blogs I love best have strong communities because that is what turns a few megabytes of code into something more.

The JackB
The JackB

@b7cf5ef8c347d5402b3c947916ca3a3a:disqus That is terrible. Sometimes "great post" is appropriate but that is just awful. Very sorry to hear it.

The JackB
The JackB

@b7cf5ef8c347d5402b3c947916ca3a3a:disqus That is terrible. Sometimes "great post" is appropriate but that is just awful. Very sorry to hear it.

The JackB
The JackB

@b7cf5ef8c347d5402b3c947916ca3a3a:disqus That is terrible. Sometimes "great post" is appropriate but that is just awful. Very sorry to hear it.

Jack
Jack

Hi Kira,

The blogosphere is one hell of place to hang out and I mean that in a good way. It is a place that offers ample opportunities to meet incredible people and to learn a lot. Because it is populated by people you'll find every good and bad quality that people have on full display.

And you will undoubtedly run into lots of contradictory advice. The best suggestion that I can give you is to do your best to treat people here the way that you treat them in the real world. It makes it much easier to be natural and authentic.

To me social media is about engagement. Be honest, be real, and talk to people. Some will like you and others won't. Link bait isn't necessarily a bad thing. The question is whether you give and take.

Jack
Jack

Hi Kira, The blogosphere is one hell of place to hang out and I mean that in a good way. It is a place that offers ample opportunities to meet incredible people and to learn a lot. Because it is populated by people you'll find every good and bad quality that people have on full display. And you will undoubtedly run into lots of contradictory advice. The best suggestion that I can give you is to do your best to treat people here the way that you treat them in the real world. It makes it much easier to be natural and authentic. To me social media is about engagement. Be honest, be real, and talk to people. Some will like you and others won't. Link bait isn't necessarily a bad thing. The question is whether you give and take.

Jack
Jack

I used to feel very similar. It irritated me to no end that people would read a post and give a response that made me wonder if they had bothered to read it. I looked at some of the posts and wondered why they couldn't spare a few more words. If they took the time to read it then it seemed strange to me that they couldn't give a few more.

But I found over time that when I tried to interact and engage I was able to convert them into commenters who gave more. And besides there are plenty of comments that aren't two words that make me shake my head. It is hard to find balance.

Jack
Jack

I used to feel very similar. It irritated me to no end that people would read a post and give a response that made me wonder if they had bothered to read it. I looked at some of the posts and wondered why they couldn't spare a few more words. If they took the time to read it then it seemed strange to me that they couldn't give a few more. But I found over time that when I tried to interact and engage I was able to convert them into commenters who gave more. And besides there are plenty of comments that aren't two words that make me shake my head. It is hard to find balance.

Jack
Jack

For the past three weeks this lovely blog of mine has been innundated with Russian spam. Can't tell you what it is about because I haven't translated it, but I admit to being sort of curious.

As for comments, well I think that there is a lot of copy cat bloggers around. I don't believe that as many people are upset with this kind of thing as are writing about it. Some of them legitimately do, but I think that a large number of bloggers like to say the same things as the "big guys" do because they think it makes them look better.

Jack
Jack

For the past three weeks this lovely blog of mine has been innundated with Russian spam. Can't tell you what it is about because I haven't translated it, but I admit to being sort of curious.

As for comments, well I think that there is a lot of copy cat bloggers around. I don't believe that as many people are upset with this kind of thing as are writing about it. Some of them legitimately do, but I think that a large number of bloggers like to say the same things as the "big guys" do because they think it makes them look better.

Jack
Jack

For the past three weeks this lovely blog of mine has been innundated with Russian spam. Can't tell you what it is about because I haven't translated it, but I admit to being sort of curious. As for comments, well I think that there is a lot of copy cat bloggers around. I don't believe that as many people are upset with this kind of thing as are writing about it. Some of them legitimately do, but I think that a large number of bloggers like to say the same things as the "big guys" do because they think it makes them look better.

Bell
Bell

Re: your second paragraph -- good point.

Bell
Bell

Re: your second paragraph -- good point.

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