An upside to spam?

Even on my tiny little corner of the internet I have attracted nearly 8,000 pieces of spam that, until today, I never looked at thanks to the excellent filter that WordPress uses. But I accidentally clicked on the wrong button in my blog’s dashboard and am now thinking I might be missing out on something good. I mean, these spammers are so nice, and clearly of discerning character as can be seen by some of the lovely things they’ve had to say just today:

Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent

You are a very intelligent person!

The web site style is perfect, the articles is really nice

This important is just a tremendously nicely structured post, just the critical info I was looking just for. I praise you

I spent last 2 hours reading your content and must say: awesome site

I know it seems like these people are just buttering me up so I’ll click on their evil links and/or allow my computer to become a robot for their nefarious schemes but in 25 years in the workforce no one has ever told me that I am basically magnificent or awesome or any of these other nice things. Most days I just count myself lucky no one spits on me (some days aren’t even that good) (and yes I am being literal). So I’m seriously considering turning off the spam filter and wallowing in the love 🙂

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9 Responses to An upside to spam?

  1. Mandy says:

    Aww! Guess we haven’t been telling you enough how Awesomely Magnificent you are Bernadette… Or was that Beneficially Perfect… Or Tremendously Praisworthy! 😉

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  2. You are basically awesome without a doubt!!!

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  3. kathy durkin says:

    Awesome! Magnificent! Smart! A good writer! Witty! And lots more!

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  4. You are an amazing blogger. Witty and talented and much more. Yours are such wonderful posts, too! And actually, I’m being quite serious here.

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  5. Norman says:

    Seriously you are all those things. Well done!
    Why does my spam box only contain adverts for Viagra and Nigerian 419 scams? :o(

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  6. Maxine says:

    Australia has a better class of spam, clearly!

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  7. Dorte H says:

    Bernadette, you are an intelligent, humorous, imaginative, appreciated, well-spoken, hilarious blog-friend

    (and please note; I know you have already bought my book)

    My favourite spam was some Asian woman who promised to cook, clean and carry my children for me. Perhaps I should have sent a photo of my husband, hoping she wouldn´t expect anything in return 😀

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  8. I wonder if its a cultural thing. We are expected to get on and do the work, we’re getting paid what more do we want. Mind you though false praise from someone is almost worse than none at all.

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  9. Belle Wong says:

    I see we get the same spammers visiting! The occasional one escapes my Akismet, and I always marvel at how ingenious some of them can be sometimes. I never thought to look at the spam from the perspective of all the nice things they say – thanks for giving me a much better viewpoint on this. You’re right – it’s nice to be called awesome!

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