Someone called “Mandy” left a very flattering comment on my blog the other day. “I was just seeking this information for a while,” remarked Mandy. “After 6 hours of continuous Googleing [sic], at last I got it in your website.” Glad to oblige, Mandy!
“I wonder what’s the Google’s problem [sic] that does not rank this type of informative web sites [sic] closer to the top,” she continued. “Normally the top web sites are full of garbage.”
I’d have been a little more flattered had the post she was so impressed about not been a random moan about my car breaking down at the end of the street. Frankly, Mandy, if you can’t find something more useful than that in six hours on the internet, you’re a bit wanting in the top storey, I’d say.
Someone by the name of “Hotshot” was equally complimentary. In response to several blog posts he commented variously “I agree 100%,,, Excellent weblog!… Preach it my brother… Now that is some good literature…. Never considered it that way… and Wonderful ideas!”
I wasn’t aware I had any ideas. I thought I just rambled on and on about stuff and then pressed “publish”. Still, you gotta get praise where you can – thanks, Hotshot, you’re one hot guy – geddit?.
One “Rhett Cheshire” must have been to the same School of Spam as Hotshot, as he also commented “Preach it my brother”. Er, don’t you mean “sister”? Never mind, let it go.
There was fulsome admiration of my writing skills from two separate businesses offering SEO services. “Oh my goodness! an amazing article dude”, wrote one, while the other made more of a literary effort with “Youre [sic] so cool! I dont [sic] suppose Ive [sic] learn [sic] anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy [sic] thanks for beginning this up [sic]. this website is one thing that is wanted on the internet, somebody with a little bit originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!”
It makes me go all dewy-eyed, that kind of thing – whenever I’m having a bad day I know I can pop into my spam folder at WordPress and get some much-needed, albeit insincere and badly spelled, admiration.
“Vance” agreed that my blog expressed “Interesting views regarding that!” – that being an account of an inane conversation in the steam room. “Robbi Beirbrauer” commented “Saved like a favourite, I truly like your weblog!” Not truly enough to subscribe to it, though, eh, Robbi?
And “Tommy” wrote to say “Just wanted to say you have a great site”. Come on now, Tommy, if you’d actually read the site you’d have made a comment about a specific post. Aren’t you really just trying to butter me up so I’ll put your comment on, complete with link to your anxiety medication?
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