So I am stepping back from the book reviews and the usual things we writers blog about to jump on my soap box and complain. I promise it won't be a long rant, just something I need to get off my chest. My dislike of SPAMMERS!
In the last six months I have really been promoting my blog and getting my name out there, trying to be an A list book blogger. I have risen to 81 followers, I am honored to be followed by such great fellow authors like, Laura Kaye, Emlyn Chand, Alice J Wiseler, and others who I count as my own inspirations in this lonely life we call writing. But... the SPAM comments have increased as well. And usually I am pretty good at ignoring them and writing on, but they are getting more ridiculous.
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And that is one of the tamer ones. One last week blasted my choice of title, it was on my review of the Persnickety Princess, and continued to say I would get more hits if I had more timely "articles" about dog food. "Visit my website for reference." And of course all this was in broken English.
All of these, coupled with the crazy emails I get saying a rich uncle in Kenya died and left me ten million yen, yen in Kenya, just are irking me. I mean I know we all get them, but really, going through my comments to erase twenty or so of these a day just takes up too much valuable time.
So there you have it. If you are a spammer reading this, or just trolling for blogs to leave ridiculous comments on, know that you really suck!!!
Now back to our usual programming......