Comments, I love them just as much as the next person and they bring not only a little bit of communication between the hundreds of visitors here and myself, but life into a blog. Sometimes, aside from the figures of page views I get to see, there is no other way of knowing whether what I write, what is published here, comes across as it is meant to or whether I am heading in the wrong direction – if that is possible!
Some of the comments, though, stretch belief. Now, I am not one to censor or delete comments which really do match up with the content of a post; I haven’t done it in the past, and I don’t plan on doing it in the future. Even so, I’ve become a little bit more careful recently. It’s all very well to get a comment such as this:
First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
and it is just the sort of thing many people would accept and allow – unless they happen to have a spam filter, as I do, which neatly tells them that it is a fake. And, normally, it might have made it through and even been answered – a good question which I might come back to later despite the source – but guys, if you’re going to send out a comment which looks and feels real, only do it one time. Even the most inattentive blogger will notice that something isn’t quite right when they get the same comment ten times on five different posts in a very short space of time – even if they don’t see the commercial link back to your site.
Love & Kisses, Viki.