Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I spam what I spam
I find that lately I'm getting more spam comments on my blog. I'm not sure why; maybe it's because my readership is a bit higher than it used to be. Most of the spam I get ends up in the spam folder and doesn't actually make it into the blog's comments section, but I can still see it. And so far -- maybe because it's still happening fairly infrequently and hasn't become a huge annoyance yet -- I get a kick out of these comments.
This one appeared yesterday:
"They can plant a particular amount of green potting to adjust the humidity and temperature of space. 'Design Consultants' are permitted to operate when and just how they please. Many them have glitter utilized on the floor of one's image which, if not utilized especially appropriately, can consequence within the permanently glittery little one."
I've never seen "potting" used as a noun or "consequence" used as a verb before, so that's interesting. I'm not sure what the writer means by adjusting the temperature of space -- sounds like a Star Trek episode to me. And I wonder what "glitter utilized on the floor of one's image" involves, and how exactly it leads to a "permanently glittery little one"? (Little what?)
I know I'll be pondering that statement for some time to come.
By contrast, this recent comment made a lot more sense:
"It's hard to find knowledgeable people about this subject, however, you seem like you know what you're talking about! Thаnks."
Although the comma splice made me cringe a little bit, it's awfully nice to be seen as an expert in one's field. People rarely contact me for the sole purpose of telling me that I seem to know what I'm talking about, so I appreciate it.
Thank you, Anonymous. Come back soon. Don't be a stranger!