The biggest frustration is that 90% of these spam comments come from the same “person”. This “person” has “her” Blogger account under her “name”. I won’t say what that name is besides “she” shares the same name as the capital of Montana. “She” also has a blog that has exactly one post consisting of someone typing a few characters. The comments on this one brilliant post are from other frustrated bloggers telling “her” to stop spamming them.
But that ain’t all. I’ve been getting solicitation emails as well. Most of them are from people wanting to write “guest blog posts” on subjects that have nothing to do with anything on this blog. I’ve also gotten solicitations from a marketer who wants me to watch “live webcasts” with some pro racer. Pro racer? Does this blog have anything to do with bicycle racing?
I guess my blog has gotten “big enough” to attract the attention of these folk. Maybe I should be flattered. But I’m not. I wish that they would go away. So much so that I’ve put up a special page to respond to them. Feel free to read it and tell me what you think.
Now that’s not to say I would never entertain a solicitation. I would love to review products in areas that interest me. I would love it if makers of these products wanted to give me free stuff! Other than that, I don’t really have any interest in being a part of someone else’s marketing scheme. I know this whole “organic” marketing strategy of using bloggers like me to write glowing praise about other’s products is a big thing now. It doesn’t mean I like it. Or want anything to do with it.
What do you all think? Has this been happening to you?
On a more positive note, I will leave you with a photo of Tom Baker on a bike.