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ugh- so I just received a comment on a post I wrote dealing with my 1 1/2 year old being sent to the ER and admitted for three days because of breathing difficulties; "how quickly a weekend turns". The comment was your blog is so cute please follow me back. This drives me crazy that someone can not take a couple of minutes to actually read what they are commenting on. I appreciate that you find my blog cute but come on comment appropriately. Is it just me?
Good for your reader... I would have left the comment also.
Cynthia over at My life as Mom recently featured one of my posts in her current Too good not to share which was all about spam comments... needless to say she was spammed on that post by the same person- after she removed the "I <3 your blog" follow me back comment once. Apparently someone was not reading... and forgot she had been there...
Oh no, I get that too. When it comes to a post like that, that is not an appropriate comment.
I hope your child is doing better - I haven't gotten to read the post yet, but I'm going to.
Thanks Rebecca... nice to see I am not alone. I don't mind the "hope you can stop by my blog" after a comment that is actually pertinent to the post. Otherwise it is rude and just plain irritating.
Thanks for replying Rebecca.
Melissa, I wholeheartedly agree with you...I'm all for that.
I always check out a reader's blog after they leave a comment anyway because I like to read who reads me and comment back. What truly bugs is when someone blatantly copies & pastes generic, impersonal, self promoting "canned" messages.
I've just begun to "mom" blog so In my case it's irritating & a huge annoyance. But what shocks the hell out of me is the experiences that you have had with these types of comments. In YOUR blog post(s) where you poured your heart out about your babies health & scary life altering moments... the thought of someone doing that left me feeling disgusted.
I'm glad that you shared what you went through & brought this out into the open. Discussion is a GREAT thing. Maybe someone will learn something and be a little more aware. I've received comments from ladies who learned from the post in which I featured your blog and what you went through as well as on my Blog Snob post. Before I found your discussion I really thought I was the only one that felt that way.
Not everyone is insensitive. Some just very eager to create a following...
K, back to work for me. Cynthia
Good to know I am not the only one irked by the generic copy & paste spammers out there. I don't think I would have been so pissed had they been on different posts. It was just so heartbreaking to read those comments after the energy it took to write (especially the post The one without a title). I cried the entire time reliving that moment and the emotions I felt. it is not even a post I go back and read.
Thank you for replying Monique!
@Melissa Great topic! This is bugging me as well. I recently got this post on bloggy moms and my blog. Wouldn't make sense to check if I'm your follower first before posting such an impersonal post?I'm your latest follower!
I have seen those copy and paste comments floating around...it is funny- I have written a post about them, started a discussion and made no attempt to hide how I feel about the generic comments and yet I continue to receive them.
Thanks for replying. Have a wonderful weekend mama!
Totally agree Sarah! If I can not give a relevant comment I don't bother...
Thanks for replying- Happy Friday!
Oh how dreadful! That is annoying.
I don't follow back... but I'm always left with a dilemna:
- Do I leave a comment like that on so other bloggers can see how tasteless that blogger is?
- Or do I remove it because it disgusts me so much how they haven't actually read my posting?
Glad to hear your son is doing better.