I've had this blog for like three years now, and in that time I've gotten tons of anonymous comments. Sometimes they're from people who have a perfectly nice and valid comment, but just don't put their name for whatever reason. Once, and only once (knock on wood), it was something hateful about how I'm a terrible mother (what? Just because I nearly break my kids' fingers and accidentally lock them in the house and snip their ears when I cut their hair and sometimes almost get them drunk? Geez). But 90% of comments left by "Anonymous" read like this:

When some one searches for his necessary thing, thus he/she desires to be available in that detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here. Also visit my web blog ...

... and then there's some spam link.

I can indeed be gullible sometimes. My brother may or may not have convinced me when I was like fifteen that Michael Jackson had moved to our tiny rural town. (He said it was to escape the paparazzi! Sounded legit to me!) But does some spammer out there really think I'm dimwitted enough to read a comment that's poorly written in my own native language and then click on a totally unrelated link, like for penis enlargement or cigarettes or kayaks or tribal tattoos?

I used to be referred to the blog via my cousin. I am now not sure whether this publish is written by him as nobody else know such distinctive approximately my problem. You're amazing! Thanks! Visit my weblog ...

Not only do they think I'm going to click on it, but that my readers are going to see it and click on it as well. Like, "Hey, this person wrote such an awesome comment, and I really am interested in 'watch nfl streaming live free!'"

I mean, seriously?

It's going to be ending of mine day, however, before end I am reading this enormous piece of writing to improve my experience. My web site: .....

Joke's on them, though. Because all my comments have to be approved before being posted, for exactly this reason. So the only one who sees them, ultimately, is me.

Hello my loved one! I want to say that this post is awesome, great written and come with approximately all vital infos. I would like to see extra posts like this. My page: .....

Great article! That is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the Internet! Disgrace on the seek engines for now not positioning this submit upper! Come on over and consult with my website .....

Actually no matter if someone doesn't understand then its up to other users that they will help, so here it takes place. Also visit my site .....

The funny thing is, most of these comments are left on one post: the one where I accidentally taught Colin a very bad slang word for male genitalia.

I guess if you're gonna be one and try to spam my readers, then that's an appropriate place to comment.


  1. I get those all the time! and my comments are moderated for the same reason! but at least you get regular commenters! I can see people are coming to my blog in the overview and log but no one seems to leave comments, except you and my husband from time to time! sigh, lol, maybe if I publish the spam comments... nah!

    1. Tracy, the amount of comments I get compared to the amount of people who read my blog are PI-TI-FUL!!! I get like 3000+ blog views a month and MAYBE six to eight comments on my most-commented posts. I don't know why ... *sigh*

  2. I've got the same problem. And I've noticed a dramatic increase in them over the last couple of months. We're blowin up, darlin.

  3. Rita you're my blogspiration! (totally a word.) I only started mine like two months ago though.. so I'm pretty sure my 2 followers consist of a co-worker and my mom... and even my mom admits she forgets to check my blog.. lol any hints & tips for newbies?


    1. Tami - this cracked me up because that was SO ME when I first started. (And I'm pretty sure my mom is still my biggest fan!)

      My tips are ... hmmm ... go out and make friends! Seriously, comment on other blogs and become active in the blogging community. Get your voice out there and more people will come to your blog. Announce it on your personal Facebook page along with a link. And then write stuff that people like to read! Also: don't get too concerned with the numbers. They'll creep up, sometimes a lot more slowly than you'd like. Just be patient. :)

    2. Thanks Rita! I checked back and was all "omg! Omg! Rita replied!!"

    3. This made me laugh, Tami! I'm glad you were excited. I wish my kids were that excited to hear what I have to say! ;)

  4. I am a blogg surfer. I like to hit the "next" blogg button and read random bloggs. I bookmarked and check often for your updates.
    You are funny.
    an anonymous reader from North Carolina.

    1. And yours is exactly the kind of anonymous comment I LIKE to get! :) Thanks for stopping by!!

  5. my anonymous blog comments (which are pretty much the only kind I get anymore - don't think anyone is still reading since I got so boring) are always selling knock off louboutins. weird

  6. I recently got like 5 of them in a row. And I haven't written a new post in MONTHS! At first i was all psyched that someone stopped by my blog & cleared the cobwebs. Alas, I was fooled. But not enough to click the link. You think it's sent out by robots or actual people?


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