I love getting feedback for my blog. I also love getting feedback for my Miss Mom column over at the Spartanburg Spark. Those comments help me know if I am being relevant or just spouting off nonsense. Of course they do help my ego just a bit. We creative types can be a bit under confident about the quality of our work, so reassurance that we don't suck does help, a lot.
One of the things that I do on this blog is discuss products that I've been given to try, websites I've visited and would think it worthy sharing, and my thoughts on occasion on news and politics. I also go back to the blog roots now and then, and share some things about my life, but that is found more at Miss Mom then anywhere these days I am always happy to tell my thoughts on a product, welcome any who would like to send me something to try...hint hint. In fact I have one that I will be writing about in the next few days, with a little bonus.
I learned early on to moderate comments. Why? Because spammers abound on the world wide web. I have received more then one comment that is nothing but a flagrant attempt to get me to advertise someone's product by posting nothing more then a link to a site that advertises the usual spam type selling gimmicks. You will not be seeing those comments as I will not be approving them. Yes I do have advertising on my blog, which is google based, and I may get a few dollars in income from that ad space. A girl does have to pay her internet bill you know. But I will not let my blog be used so that others can just do hit and run style marketing. I consider such tactics lazy, and rude. If you want me to talk about a product, then ask. Even better send me a sample to try out and then share. Just a warning, if I don't like it, I will be completely honest as to my assessment. Check out my WooNo blog entry for proof.
So spam minded advertisers, if you think you can sneak in a spam ad themed comment hawking viagra or some other junk, please don't bother.