I checked in with RenxKyoko this morning… If you haven’t read her blog you should, it is on my blog roll. It is a relaxing read. She got another Versatile Blogger award again, and she deserves it.
I decided to check in on my site and see what traffic I have had. Not much 😦 Which I only have myself to blame for as I have not lived up to my blogging more this year commitment. Plus the fact that my blog is not as coherent as other blogs are. I tend to ramble about any old subject that strikes my fancy and not about one subject.
What did catch my eye though is that I had several things in my spam folder, as I do every time I come here. This time it was from two Russian sites, I wish I could tell you what they were selling but I don’t speak or read Russian, and one from a PDF book site. I will say that the two Russian sites at least tried to leave what would seem like a response to my blog, even though it had nothing to do with the subject at hand, but the PDF book site just left a link to their website.
What were they thinking ?
So that is my question. Did they just think that I would approve the post and let them spam my blog? Is it there are so many blogs that just let you comment with out getting the owners approval that they figure it is worth it? I have visited a lot of blogs and it seems to me that the vast majority of them have some sort of approval for at least the first message. Don’t get me wrong… I love getting comments on my blog… I even have a couple of subscribers, although my wife won’t subscribe which to me is kind of weird (another story I guess). I love the thrill of having someone say something in response to what I have written, RenxKyoko is a brilliant responder, as I am sure all bloggers are but when I go to the unapproved comment folder and find that the two comments waiting are from some Russian travel site (there was a picture of a cruise ship on the page) as you can imagine it is a let down. The one that was in the spam folder had the courtesy to at least not try to pose as a poster…. they just left the website address in the comment section. I don’t allow that on my blog so I just deleted it.
I know that this is robo-commenting, people that are casting a net trying to find blogs that are open commenting. Their cheap advertisement for these people. I have to wonder though how many people actually click on links left in comments of blogs. I know I don’t, I look at it this way, if the author wanted me to know about that website he would put it in his blog roll or mention it in a post, or maybe invite the person as a guest blogger for a article in which he could advertise his site.
So this is my rant for the day. For those of you that blog out there do you have this problem??? For those of you that are just readers. Would you click on a site in the comment section of a blog??? Let me know how you feel about this.