If you follow my comments, you’ll see I took 4 messages out of my spam filter and replied — just in case they are human. I know some people use their creative blog names for personal as well as public/sales use, and I’m not one to shun free advertising, so long as when someone comes to comment on MY site, there is a certain portion of their comment that is about ME. It’s not that I’m egotistical — though you know I am, because I have a blog, right? — it’s just that I think advertising by pretending to like what someone does is about as effective as — well, whitening GUMS, to pick on some poor specimen of human spam.
And I know (if anybody cares), that there is a 90% or greater chance that I’ve invited more human spam by not simply deleting all the spam, and someone will not be able to resist pointing that out to me — you know who you are. But on the other hand, from my teaching experience, I do have contacts across the globe. They are much nicer than I am, so it stands to reason that they have friends. So incorrect use of English is not an immediate factor to my eliminating someone.
Nor is a bad moniker. Far be it from me to think that someone won’t put me on their list just to have more followers. Aren’t I kind of hoping for the same thing? And if my muse of art (with a hat tip to Piers Anthony) dredges up someone else’s page of advertisements instead of the other way around — well, is that really a bad thing?
Do you have a way you rule out human spam? In the comments section, feel free to share. That way, I’ll know you’re human… (Not to mention the slight vindication I will feel if you deemed my post worthy of your comment — “You like me! You really, really like me!” (hat tip to Sally Fields)) 😉
( _Muse of Art_ photo courtesy of Amazon.com; Sally Fields photo by Alan Light)