I read all of the spam mail before I delete it. At first, it was the only mail I got. Then, it seemed the comments were so positive, it was hard to delete them. Guru Chris said, “Let it go, Mom. They just want a way into your blog to serve their own purposes.” My blogging friend, Mary, told me that when a comment refers to a specific thing you said in a blog, that is probably not spam. That was hugely helpful. After that I noticed that none of the spam comments were specific. In fact, they would say things that were totally inappropriate. After one of my silly blogs, a spammer might comment: “Very thoughtful. I find this information very useful.” If this person actually read the blog they were referring to, I wouldn’t want them as a fan anyway. I accept only interesting guests.
Every so often a spammer will comment on a blog entitled: “Sample Page”. I went into my archives and there is no such blog. I can’t figure out what they are referring to. I have such a page in Word which is the page I created to practice all the skills I was trying to master while I was working through “Microsoft Word ’07 for Dummies”. Maybe there is one I created for the blog, too. Anyway, by the comments, “Sample Page” may be one of the most thought provoking, humorous, spiritual, earthy, insightful and helpful blog I have written. so far.
Hey! Now I have a blog entitled “Sample Page”. Come and get it, you spammers!