When I started my computer just a few minutes ago, I sleepily typed in “morning hours” as my computer password – which is, of course, not my password. It just shows that I’m still quite tired but determined to keep the blog going. It’s nice to find comments on the blog from real people and so far the spam has been quite limited and filtered out by WordPress.
It makes me wonder why there are still people/companies out there who think that spamming WordPress blogs makes much sense. The comments in my spam folder on WordPress never make sense and are never in any way related to what I was writing. How do spammers think they would get any attention by posting nonsense that automatically ends up in spam anyway? Even though I know that commenting and guest blogging on other blogs is a good way to visitors, I would never use this to spam and I’m not planning to become rich by blogging anyway.
So, when I visit a blog, I only comment when I have something to say that relates to the blog – e.g. answer a question that has been asked in the post or write about an experience I made that relates to the blogger’s post. If the other blogger then decides to have a look at my blog, too, that’s nice, but I don’t expect it.
I usually check out all the people who “like” my blog after a while. I sometimes just wait until a few have liked the blog and wait until I feel like having a blog session and then I browse through the various blogs of the people who have visited me. It’s not because I feel it’s a duty but it’s because I’m interested in who is reading my words and to see whether there are any kindred souls out there who write about things I am interested in. I like learning about other people’s thoughts and ideas.
Sometimes I really like the blogs I find through visiting people who visited my blog. Sometimes I don’t really care much for the content of another blog. What does a blog need for you to like it/follow it/be really interested in it?
And YAY, today is my day off – so all I have to do is to look after the chickens, let the pigeons out of their loft and make sure they are all happy and the rest of the day is mine! Well, I also have to write two press releases for a client but that should not take more than half an hour!