Since deciding to host my own wordpress blog I have discovered the joys of comment management.
When I started I thought “Wouldn’t it be nice if I get some comments on my blog?!” Now I am looking for ways to make them stop.
It seems that there are many ways to use the blogsphere to promote your own site to increase eyeball traffic and therefore revenue from things like advertising. The tools developed to meet this need are the wordpress comment robot. This software utility takes away the burden of visiting people’s blogsites, reading their posts and leaving a comment and automates it all. Often the robot uses clever comment phrases that include some of the keywords from your own post to make it sound more legitimate, however more frequently they are very generic and clearly nothing to do with your post.
I get hundreds of these and it is tedious going through them all to hopefully spot the occasional legitimate comment…though the needle in the haystack metaphor comes to mind here…
Just for fun though I am going to publish each and every comment I get for this specific post so you can see the kind of crap that comes in.