Unless you are a blogger, you are probably unaware of the current scam for building traffic to a website. It involves making comments on other people’s blogs and including in your comment a link to your site.
On this blogsite, for example, there have been 4,156 legitimate comments to 900 posts so far. (Thank you!) I have a spam comment filter set up on this site that has automatically blocked 13,923 spam comments that would try to sell you everything from boner pills to beachfront timeshares in Third World war zones.
Nevertheless, every day I have to manually go through a whole bunch of comments my spam filter isn’t smart enough to trash without my discerning judgment. Today there are 26 missives trapped and waiting for my review, and almost all of them are false compliments which pander to the presumed neediness of my retarded ego:
“i really appreciate coming here everyday to see what’s new on your website, and i already told a bunch of my friends to do the same.” (Oh wow. Thanks a bunch.)
Someone selling scratch remover for car paint repair asks: “Hey this is a wonderful looking site, is wordpress? Forgive me for the foolish question but if so, what theme is? Thanks!” (Answer: At bottom of the screen theme is.)
“This is one of the best blogs I’ve ever seen. You should post more often.” (More often than every day?!)
Elise, who is selling pharmaceuticals, says: “sweet and nice, that’s how you did it here. although adding a bit more relevant content might be helpful to the article” (I’ll get on that right away.)
And the one honest spam commenter writes: “Hi I’m a scammer, check out my site.” (I’m almost tempted to do so! Seriously.)
We live in a world of so many lies that even the liars are fooled by their own words.
I recently cut off a fellow who was extracting time and resources from me on the basis of fabrications and deceptions, whereupon he turned things around and accused me of betraying him. His accusations were so anguished and heartfelt, I almost fell for it.
Maybe it is my fault after all. He was always telling me how smart I am and I believed him.
Groove of the Day