If you have a blog, then you know you’ve got spam. Bucketloads upon bucketloads of spam. Spam marketers try to leave comments on different blog posts in order to advertise their scummy websites to your readers, hoping that said readers will click over. What the spam comments have in common is unspecific wording, being that the comments have nothing to do with the blog posts, and being that the spammers haven’t actually read the blog posts on which they comment. The spammers also make a vain attempt at warmth and colloquial English. Fortunately, the filter smells the scheme from afar and manages to net all of them. Some of these comments have really great wording (and by “great” I mean “awful”). I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting some of them below for your reading enjoyment. Just a note: this post is not meant to make fun of or deride the average person who speaks English as a second, third or fourth language. As the daughter of two immigrants who speak good albeit very heavily accented English, I have no hostility whatsoever towards people who have a weaker grasp of the language. But these spammers are predators who hide behind monikers and questionable websites, so I consider them fair game. And a word to spammers–go ahead and keep on drinking whatever strong wine is leading you to believe I’ll actually approve your comments on my website.
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Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. -St. Augustine” (Spam with a little holy water sprinkled on it. Nice touch, having St. Augustine speak for your “travel agency.”)
And last, but not least….
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