Thursday, July 20, 2006

Was I "Blammed" or "Splogged"?

Once I log onto my e-mail account, I check it regularly. If I'm online, I'll get a new message every half-hour or so, usually from some list or other that I signed up for and now regret.
Imagine my surprise when I checked at 9:10 and saw that I had 75 messages in my inbox. 75. I knew almost immediately that something was amiss. After opening my inbox, I saw that they were all from "anonymous" and were posted to some rant from this My Sick Mind site, even though they didn't actually address anything. The comments were along these lines:
Great site loved it alot, will come back and visit again.
Hi! Just want to say what a nice site. Bye, see you soon.
This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.
What a great site, how do you build such a cool site, its excellent.
Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.
It was the "color scheme" note that aroused my suspicion - other than the 74 others - since, as you can see, the color scheme isn't so much a scheme as it is black and white.
I was being Blog-Spammed, but for what purpose? Why would "anonymous" leave a slightly different message for each of the posts I have made? While I appreciate the fact that it is "one of the best I have ever seen", no matter how phony it may be. Nevertheless, if I believe it to be sincere, then it is.
It wasn't the first time it had happened, nor do I suppose it will be the last. So I ask, dear Blog buddies, what is the point?


Beth said...

That happened to me a few months ago - except that I was hit 125 times overnight! Same weird comments; I guess they want you to click on the arrow and go to their sites. Frickin' spam weasels.

kimmyk said...

Tonight I opened my yahoo acct. which logs my comments-tonight I had 56 emails in my inbox. I knew the jerks found me once again because let's be real-my blog isn't that good to get that many comments. LOL. F**kers!

Pam said...

I've seen these on other people's blog comments. They are usually followed by "visit my site at:------".

But your blog IS really cool! But it's because of what you say, not your color scheme!

Anthony said...

Right, Beth. Clicking on the >> at the end of the comments:

Need money now? Get up to $1000 in 24 hours! - Instant payday loans in 30 seconds! Deposited directly into your account!

How can I resist? Thirty seconds - and all I have to do is give them my bank account number! Sign me up.

Kate Michele said...

Ok you caught me Anthony!! It was me I just can't tell you enough how much I LOVE your blog!! So I took time out of my crazy life to leave 75 adoring comments!!

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