How to Motivate Yourself to Blog: Read the Undying Praise of your Spammers


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No matter how hard you try, sometimes you just have no confidence in your writing skills. That is when you should start a blog. Because the spam comments you will receive will do nothing but make you feel like you are contributing the most amazing information EVER to your industry. Below is just a small sample of the praise I have received from spammers. Feel free to add your own or plagiarize from these!

“This is laid out really successfully and you are able to see from the top high quality, that it has been researched and thought out very nicely. I’ve bookmarked it and am going to forward it to other people that i know will be extremely interested within the information. My father is in this industry, he’ll adore the way you laid out the details, I’ve sent him your hyperlink. I have alos posted a permanent hyperlink on my web page for other to find this. It’s hard for anyone to disagree with this, the info is fantastically put together.”

“Im impressed, I must say. Very rarely do I come across a site thats both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, youve hit the nail on the head. Your site is important; the issue is something that not enough people are talking intelligently about. Im really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this issue.”

I simply want to tell you that I am very new to blogging and site-building and definitely savored your web-site. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You definitely have fabulous writings. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog site.

All I can say is, I’m not sure what to comment! Except of course, for the fantastic tips that happen to be shared within this blog. I’m able to think of a trillion fun strategies to read the content on this site. I think I will finally take action employing your tips on areas I could not have been able to touch alone. You’re so clever to permit me to be one of those to benefit from your valuable information. Please realize how considerably I appreciate it.

“I as well as my friends were actually following the excellent strategies from your site while immediately I got an awful feeling I had not thanked the blog owner for those tips. Those young men were as a result stimulated to learn them and now have honestly been loving them. Appreciate your getting considerably kind and for settling on some magnificent subjects most people are really eager to learn about. My personal honest regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.”

“It truly is rare to come across a professional person in whom you may have some faith. In the world today, nobody truly cares about showing others the solution in this subjecttopic. How lucky I am to have definitely found such a wonderful web site as this. It is really people like you exactly who make a genuine difference in this world through the suggestions they talk about.”

7 responses

  1. Sometimes the spam comment is so generic that I don’t know whether it is genuine or not. I once copied the first sentence of a suspect comment and pasted it into Google. Result: 13,431 hits. Then I knew it was spam! (That, and the bizarre website.)

  2. I had a client who I now know had a serious case of narcissistic personality disorder. Those spam comments actually sound a lot like the fawning feedback he would give on every little thing I did!

  3. The last two look like they might be non-native speakers / writers who could be sincere. If you can tell they’re spammers, then forgive my naivete.

    Personally, when I saw a connection Linkin to you, I checked out your profile and company and could tell you had something going on. Started following you and Conversitions.

    I generally follow the ‘there’s a grain of truth to everything’ and my gut. Possible you’re being too humble here?

    I look forward to such glorious spam:)

    1. Thanks much!

      I can tell they are spam because of the links and email addresses. They offer lots of free ….. things. Things that would horrify gramma.🙂

  4. I mainly get college students who tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about.

    1. You are a seasoned denizen of the internet statswithcats . I have no doubt that you are familiar with the term Guest Blogger. I am a statistician and risk analyst by trade, though my blogs are more “diffuse” than yours and the lovestats blog. However, I use wordpress.com and despite Akismet (which is a blessing), I find myself the recipient of a lot of Russian Federation-sourced “pharma spam”, an odd combination of men’s health products, mesothelioma remedies and psoriasis creams. An occasional male escort service (for men) from the U.K., used back hoes from former Eastern Bloc nations, and strings of asdfghjkl round out the mix.

      Perhaps we could invite our respective blog spammers to explore the latest social media innovation (it just popped into my head), an opportunity to do some Guest Spamming?

      I would enjoy the opportunity to field trollish or disrespectful comments from critical college students. You and your stats cats might enjoy baiting my spammer crowd before dispatching them to the spam bin!

      On a more serious note, do you have any experience with Bayesian methods for spam detection/ protection? I don’t. I know what conditional probability is, am uncertain whether I believe in it, but have not used Bayes Theorem for ummmm, two decades?

      Thank you for your patience, Ms. Annie PhD. Please forgive my unorthodox comment style. I am intrigued by the spam deposited on my blog, and have often considered a post like this one. You, however, actually had the initiative and energy to actually carry through with it. I enjoyed it, and yes, I LOL’d.
      Regards, Ellie

      P.S. I like @znmeb too. He is clever, knows applied mathematics (understatement) AND has good manners.

    2. I LOL’d at your comment in return🙂

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