Saturday, February 6, 2010

Please don't bother

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.


Anonymous said...

Well I agree but I contemplate the collection should prepare more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

very useful article. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did anyone know that some chinese hacker had busted twitter yesterday again.

S, Galloway said...

Ironically this post has received more potential submissions by spammers then any other one I've written. Interesting.