There's a blogging life cycle that most of the bloggers are aware of. You write your first blog and feel on top of the world hoping for the world to check it. You use more "word of mouth" marketing sharing it with your family and friends again hoping for them to read and encourage you. It's natural if you do. It's also natural if you don't.
Then comes a phase when you write more often. The expectation you had from your family and friends slowly diminish and you concentrate on reading blogs from around the world. You make friends. Then its your blogging friends who encourage / criticize / share their point of view on the topics you've blogged on. A new social world altogether!
Then comes the phase of 'anonymous' comments. Now when you comment, you have the option to hide your identity. Why do people do it? Maybe they know you and don't want you to judge them based on their comments. Could be. The comment could be a criticism, it could be a point which is not acceptable in our society. Or simply they don't want you to know that they read your blog. We all can understand these reasons. Just as I am entitled to my opinion and decisions, they are entitled to theirs. I am fine with it. But this is what I am not fine with -
Now, technically I don't know what I did in the recent past to invite a lot of 'anonymous' comments. I have this habit of doing some R&D on my blog. Changing the HTML code for some reason and so on. If you carefully read and understand the "anonymous" comments, you will realize 2 things:
- These are generic comments and have nothing to do with the post whatsoever!
- They are also promoting their website. Possibly for more hits.
I know they are spams. Thankfully all blogging platforms have a moderate comments section which allows you to delete these 'anonymous' comments. Why am I ranting about the these comments? Because I just saw I have some genuine comments from my blogging friends that are yet to be approved! And I missed it thanks to the spammers. Damn you spammers! Just for a few more cents you are destroying the internet world.
On a lighter side, enlarge the image above and read the 3rd comment. It says "I am sure this article has touched all the internet people, its really really nice article on building up new blog". And my post was on Bollywood movies! If this isn't good enough I also have a Chinese comment yet to be approved.
- Binu Thomas Follow @Binugthomas