Ruminations on Spam

Those of you who don’t maintain a blog may not know this, but there are people out there who think it’s fun or somehow productive to spam comments on blog posts. The spam never seems to have anything to do with the post. They often don’t make sense in any context.

However, the WordPress spam filters are not always perfect. Today, I discovered these two lovely comments incorrectly identified as spam. The first one was directed at my soon-to-be-released novel, Valknut: The Binding, under “What’s My Fiction.”

I was very happy to seek out this net-site. I wished to thank in your time for this glorious read! I definitely enjoying each little bit of it. Can I simply say what a reduction to find someone who actually is aware of what they are talking about on the internet. It’s laborious to search out knowledgeable individuals on this subject however you definitely know easy methods to convey an issue to light and make it important. Extra folks have to read this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant believe youre not more standard since you undoubtedly have the gift. however you sound like you understand what you’re speaking about. Additionally, I simply gave this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he reality is bought me breakfast outcome I discovered it for him. So let me reword that: Thanks for the deal with and for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If attainable, would you mind updating your weblog with more particulars? Its highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog submit!

See, isn’t that affirming?  I’m so glad this person found reduction from my post.  I would certainly enjoy having extra folks read about Valknut: The Binding and perceive its many facets. Really, I can’t understand why the WordPress filters thought this was spam!

Here’s another comment that showed up as spam today, this one posted to the Rose in Winter page.

Bacon always tastes better in the fresh air!

I’m not sure what made this person think of eating bacon outside when he/she read about Rose in Winter, especially when most of the story takes place indoors. But I do think he/she has hit on one of the world’s universal truths. Big thumb up for this comment submit! :)

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About Marie Loughin

I love reading, writing, and editing speculative fiction of all sorts. My current focus is on writing contemporary fantasy, where I get to play god with characters from myth and legend. My Norse-based urban fantasy, Valknut: The Binding, is available at Kindle Books and other e-book retailers. You can find me at my blog (marieloughin.com) and on Twitter (@mmloughin).
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14 Responses to Ruminations on Spam

  1. hahahaha
    my favorite comment that I keep getting is from a guy named Eban Pagan who claims to be an Internet marketing guru yet for some reason has to resort to spamming my wordpress blog with his crap.

    ho hum. I love your replies. That’s the sign of a great author whose going to have a huge following, laugh at yourself and the silly things people do and then make fun of them in your books later.

    Eban Pagan, I’ve got a whole chapter on you !!!

    • I’ll have to keep an eye out for Mr. Pagan’s spam. He must be following the same strategy as telemarketers–low percentage doesn’t matter if the absolute numbers are big enough…

  2. The first, long, rambling, incoherent thing sounds like the stuff porn sites send out to confuse the censors in most programs. And don’t ask how I know.

  3. Blue Jean says:

    Great. Now all I can think about is blond Vikings in horned helmets singing “Spam! Spam! Spam! Looovely SPAM!”

    Thank you so verrry much.

  4. “you undoubtedly have the gift.”

    That first comment is right on! And there’s something about breakfast in the comment too. What is it with your writing that inspires the foodies to come out? ;)

  5. Adriene says:

    At least you get the good spam. I get the ones that say my blog has some good points but I could have said it better. I’m assuming that’s spam … ;p

  6. Cathy says:

    HIlarious! I’m trying to figure out what in the world was supposed to be instead of “And he reality is bought me breakfast outcome”. Boggles the mind!

  7. Gail says:

    I was surprised to find out your blog was not about actual spam, the meat product…see, my mind is all about food!

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