Spam-a-lot

I’m procrastinating at the moment.  Past time to go to bed but just a few more minutes on the computer … so I go ahead and check my stats on my blog and I have 12 spam messages.  Usually I just delete them, but some of them are quite funny so I decided to share the content of the messages.  For obvious reasons, I won’t share the links.

Spam

Spam #1:  “This original content is out of the ordinary. I appreciate that you’ve gone off the beaten path with your points and I agree with most.”

I wish I could say my content was out of the ordinary, but I believe I’m beating the same path that many of my fellow bloggers are.

Spam #2:  “Can I just say what a relief to find an individual who actually knows what theyre talking about online. You certainly know the right way to bring an problem to light and make it valuable. Extra people must read this and fully grasp this side of the story. I cant think youre not more well-known considering that you certainly have the gift.”

Now, why couldn’t a real person leave such a comment on my blog!  I definitely need “extra” readers who also believe I “have the gift.”

Spam #3:  “Terrific work! This is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the net. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this submit higher! Come on over and seek advice from my site . Thanks =)”

Yes, shame on Google, but thanks but no thanks on advice from this site.

Spam #4, 5, & 6:  “You need targeted traffic to your website so why not try some for free? There is a VERY POWERFUL and POPULAR company out there who now lets you try their traffic for 7 days free of charge. I am so glad they opened their traffic system back up to the public! Check it out here [spam link]”

Three spams all saying the same thing.  How boring.  Do people really fall for this?

Spam #7:  “Performing Respiration ExercisesWhen you actual observation force, your material substance reacts physically. Some nation actual observation an increased organ of circulation fixed measure, sweat, headaches, or shallow, quickened breathing. Respiration exercises can take the severity out of a stressful location to help you think more calmly and clearly. A simple breathing use includes inhaling slowly for five seconds through the nose and exhaling slowly for five seconds through the chaps. Point of concentration your breathing on seeing your packing-box rise and drop down versus seeing your stomach go in and out. It should not be used as a exchange for professional of medicine recommendation, diagnosis or usage. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Base. Moreover, we do not prefer every advertiser or information|proclamation|trumpeting|advertisement} that appears on the web website-many of the advertisements are served by third coterie advertising companies.”

Spam #7 is my favorite because it is so lengthy.  I’m sure it’s just an algorithm (I have not studied spam so I don’t know how it’s developed and spewed across the interest universe), but it’s a long one … and almost coherent.

Enough procrastination.  I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and way behind in my word count.  My goal is 50,000 words and at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done in June 😦 Still, it’s late, my cats are demanding to be fed, and I still have to take my clothes out of the dryer.

Pleasant dreams my fellow bloggers.

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About 1WriteWay

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7 Responses to Spam-a-lot

  1. Expat Eye says:

    Very funny! Must go and check my spam… 🙂

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      Just had to check again and I have this jewel from “premature ejaculation pills”: “I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re incredible!” Yes, I’m incredible but not this spammer’s cousin 🙂
      By the way, thanks for commenting and liking my post!

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      • Expat Eye says:

        It was hilarious! I wonder if anybody ever falls for those emails… I always get these emails to ‘enlarge my manhood’ in my hotmail account – I’m sure that even if I had a ‘manhood’, I’d be very happy with it thank you very much 🙂

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        • 1WriteWay says:

          Ha ha ha! Sadly, I think some people do fall for them. In my email, i keep getting spammed by “Scarlett” who has special advice for “cougars” like me. Now, I may be old but I ain’t looking. I already got a tiger at home 😉

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  2. 1WriteWay says:

    Oh, yes, do! Some of these spammers can be quite creative 😉

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  3. ericjbaker says:

    Spamming WordPress blogs seems like a pretty low return on time investment, but maybe I don’t understand the business world.

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      Yeah, I wonder about that, too. One thought is that these messages are built on algorithms released into cyberspace. They go viral, spamming us long after the “business venture” has ceased to be. I’m glad WordPress can at least separate them from legitimate comments by real people 🙂

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