Thank You, Spambot

One of the best parts about blogging is connecting with people from all over the world. Every time I publish a new post, I eagerly await the influx of emails telling me that someone has Liked or Commented on my post. Sadly, those emails are sometimes few and far between. But I can always rely on a few blogging friends to jump in and share their thoughts. (Thank you, guys!)

Plus, of course, there’s my good friend Lista de Emails.

You may be surprised to learn this, but Lista and I have never met in real life. I don’t even know if Lista is male or female. (But for ease of reference, I will refer to Lista as ‘him’ for the remainder of this post.) But he is clearly an avid follower of my blog because, regardless of my topic, Lista always has something nice to say.

When I wrote about procrastination, he was the first to say:

this blog is very informative. i am really impressed by the comments which people have given over here. i am sure many people will get more and more knowledge from this.

That was especially lovely, because I didn’t have any other comments. I was impressed by his faith in my regular readers. I’m aso positive that many people will get more and more knowledge from them.

When I wrote about visiting a museum, he said:

i visit your website everyday and i read all of your articles.

I know, Lista. I know you do.

But the next day, having clearly thought further about my post, he added:

i think it should have more educational articles like yours, so everyone would be able to learn something new.

I’m not sure exactly what “it” is. The internet? The museum? Either way, there should definitely be more educational articles. Possibly not that particular post, which was supposed to be funny. But anyway. The following day he added:

your statement was highly appreciating i will make a look on.

That one confused me. Perhaps I’m not highly appreciating enough.

Despite the fact that Lista is my most regular (and appreciating) commenter, there are a few others who drop by randomly with encouragement.

Buck says: I simply want to mention I am beginner to blogging and site-building and seriously savored you’re blog. Probably I’m going to bookmark your site . You actually have very good articles. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your webpage.

 Sexdate says: Hi you have a good website over here! Thanks for sharing this interesting information for us! If you keep up the good work I’ll visit your blog again. Thanks!

Sherril says: I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

Expertravels says: Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part :-D  I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

Mobilabonnement says: It¡¦s in reality a great and helpful piece of information. I¡¦m glad that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

So to Buck, Sexdate, Sherril, Experttravels and Mobilabonnement, I say: Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed my articles, writing skills, layout, and information.

The blogosphere is such a supportive social environment, don’t you think?

I’m also quite fond of those people who drop by and ask deep, philosophical questions.

Trenchcoatsale asks: Jack shall have Jill.What about having a pizza first?

Answer: If Jack has a pizza first, he’ll go to sleep and poor Jill will miss out.

Dieta asks: You’ve got a little bit more time to prepare for but are Americans better off today than they were four years ago when the president of just?

Answer: Sadly, your preparation time is ended. The President of Just has already been replaced by the President of Desserts. Or was it the President of Cake?

And finally, there are those commentors who seem to make no sense whatsoever. To be honest, and I don’t mean to offend anyone, I’ve occasionally wondered if they’re even people at all. Take this one for instance:

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If it is a person, I’m a little concerned he’s smoking a bit too much of his medicinal medicine.

Or this one:

 Old tunes are sweetest and old friends are surest.All for one one for all. It really takes time. I don’t like what you are saying. I’m home. It’s not his work that bothers me it’s his attitude It’s not his work that bothers me it’s his attitude You look as if you didn’t care. Would you like some help? I am so full that I would burst with another bite .

But regardless of the nonsense they spout, I’m always incredibly grateful to people for taking the time to comment. So go on. Do it.

What’s an example of an odd or over-complimentary comments you’ve received on your blog?

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73 responses to “Thank You, Spambot

  1. Well, it’s nice to see that lista de email is getting around. He spends so much time on my blog, I worried he was missing out on what the rest of the internet had to offer.

    Still, it’s nice to know that he’s become a permanent reader of my site because, apparently, it’s “the leading website.” Take *that*, Facebook and Google.

    • Wait… you mean Lista is friends with other people, too? And here I thought I was special. *sob*

      And congrats on having the leading website. I feel like I’m talking to a celebrity.

  2. I am also amused by spam, particularly an email titled Attempt to Steal Your Details.

    However, I do not seem to receive the volume of spam that you do; maybe I will appreciate spam in the future.

  3. Wow. That last one needs a hug.

  4. The spammers are sometimes totally random. Some of their responses can be quite funny. They follow you to Twitter also as I’ve found out recently.

    • I haven’t had much spamming on Twitter. I’ve unfollowed everyone who seems a bit dodgy or sends me unsolicited DMs with links, but that’s only three or four people over the last nine months. Clearly I’ve got more fun to enjoy there in the future. 🙂

  5. I love how you say “Sexdate” with such a straight face.

  6. Love this! Lista de email is one of most dedicated followers!! 🙂

  7. LOL, glad you don’t let all those comments go to your head. I’ve had a few of them myself. Have a blessed day.

  8. Caitlin

    Oh, I just deleted all my accumulated spam comments! I don’t get funny ones very often. Lately I’ve had a bunch of “heads up to the site administrator” from cheapcigarettes.com.

  9. Oh my goodness where would I start? Now with my spam control the only spam I get are long advertisements but they go straight to moderation. I kinda miss the days of stupid nonsensical answers. Maybe I’ll let go of control with my next post.

  10. JackieP

    I think this Lista guy is a bit of a blog tart. He spreads himself all over! Even on mine! Tsk tsk, no loyalty at all! 😉

  11. Some time ago I had planned to do a similar post (though you did it more wittily than I think I would’ve): a treasure trove of the best and worst spam comments on my blog.

    I never got around to it, in part because my spam queue had gotten overwhelmingly large, and finding anything in it that resembled coherent thought was increasingly difficult. Better than half my spam, now, is just random assortment of words that don’t belong together interspersed by links I dare not click.

    • But.. but… it’s the incoherent spam that’s often the best! 🙂

      • You might disagree when your spam reads: “TzemEYXJ Ugg Pas Cher” and “gsfegqoddw Uggs Online” and “Levitra Ireland Soma Luna Viagra On Bar Prescription”. I… just can’t make a joke out of that.

        Except to say it’s literally just someone banging on a keyboard and then insertinga spam link somewhere in there…

      • Levitra Ireland Soma Luna Viagra on Bar Prescription? No, I’m sorry Mr Ireland. You may not put your Luna Viagra on your bar tab, whether you’ve got a prescription or not.

        No, you’re right. I can’t make a joke out of it either.

  12. Dash Clothing

    I think everything posted was very logical. But, what about this?
    suppose you wrote a catchier title? I ain’t saying your information isn’t solid, but what
    if you added a title to possibly get a person’s attention? I mean Thank You, Spambot | The Happy Logophile is a little plain. You could look at Yahoo’s front page and
    watch how they write news titles to get people interested.
    You might add a video or a picture or two to get people interested about everything’ve written. In my opinion, it would bring your blog a little livelier.

    • I don’t know, Dash Clothing. I think Thank You, Spambot is a pretty good title. And you may notice that I DO have a picture. I’m a little disappointed that you think my blog isn’t lively enough for you, but to each his own. Perhaps you’d like to browse elsewhere?

      Also: Thank you, Spambot.

  13. You inspired me to check my blog spam, Jo, and sure enough, there were three from the ubiguitous Lista de email, a few selling various products (judging by their addresses, as their messages made little to no sense), that long one from they guy who has videos that will teach you how to improve your Internet visibility, and one in a language not written in the Western alphabet, so I have no idea what that was about. Maybe one of these days I’ll be brave enough to backtrack and visit Lista de email. nd maybe leave a spammy message.

  14. And here’s a good one, from someone named, believe it or not, On Line Proofreader: “My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at net, but I know I am getting familiarity everyday by reading thes nice posts.” Definitely the free-lance editor I would hire.

  15. HAAAAAAAAA! This is hilarious!

    Here are two of my recent favourites. I’ve deleted the others (unfortunately)

    This is from Bigtime – “I am impressed with this site, rattling I am a fan.” …….. Um thanks, Bigtime – rattling I am a fan as well….

    This is from Krems – “An impressive share, I turned over your link to a co worker who was doing a little analysis on this topic. And he bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smiling. So let me rephrase that : Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to talk about this, I feel strongly about it and enjoy reading more on this topic. If possible, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is decidedly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!”…
    Aw that’s so cute, Krems – someone bought you breakfast all because of little old me and I’ve got a big “thumb up” for you, too…

    I love this post, Jo 😀

    • So glad you enjoyed it, Dianne. 🙂 Rattling I am a fan of your spam comments, also.

      You know what I love? I love getting comment like your one from Krems on my flash fiction posts.

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