Lately, this blog has come under serious attack by spammers. Three or four times a day, I get email notifications that someone has left a message on one of my older blogs. These messages are always awkwardly worded, convoluted sentences–it’s obvious that for most of them English is not their first language. I worry that these posts carry some sort of foreign virus. Does that make me paranoid as well as grouchy?
Some of them tell me how wonderful my blog is but wouldn’t I like to make it better with their service or search engine or whatever? My answer to these cretins is: NO, I WOULDN’T. GO AWAY.
And, I just cleaned out my list of registered users because 80% had names like these:
(These are the three most recent names that signed up for my blog and while I don’t like the idea of giving these people acknowledgement or promotion, I honestly couldn’t make up names like that if I tried.)
WHAT IS THE POINT OF THESE PEOPLE? What do they get out of signing up for my blogs? Other than taking time out of my day to remove their stupid posts from my blogs, what could they possible get from posting these inane replies anyway?
Anyway, I’m sorry for the public grousing, but I want the world to know: I HATE SPAMMERS.
To keep from making this blog a total downer, I thought I’d share some happy news, too. My son Jon-Paul graduated from his 200-hours of yoga training Sunday. He’s been practicing yoga and leading classes for years, but the Balanced Rock program helped him achieve the certification that means he can now teach anywhere. From the Balanced Rock website: “…200-hour Yoga-Alliance Certified training incorporates nature and ecology into yoga.” I’m so proud of him.
Have a great week, everyone. Don’t let the spammers get to you. Oh, wait, that’s what I’ve been telling myself. LOL