Saturday, November 5, 2011

Is He Really Into Me? Blogger Style.

    We've all had vague, random comments left on our blogs.  Maybe we've wondered, did this new, non-English speaking person really read my blog?  Or maybe it's just me, but seriously, several months ago, Melynda from Crazy World (click here to visit her blog) and I met a strange blogger.  He wrote the most hilarious, posts, but his comments on our blogs seemed a bit odd.

    On several different ocassions here are the comments he left:

    Nice blog!
    Love your Header.
    I'm following.

Wish there were more of you.

    Well, being the time it was, Melynda and I hardly had any male readers and for some reason (probably since we're both tomboys) we were both thrilled to have both a male and female readers.  (If you're a chick I know you'll understand this.)
    So, one day, this man left a VERY nice comment on Melynda's post.  "I LOVE this blog topic.  I laughed SO hard.  You're hilarious."
    Not even a half of an hour later, I read the EXACT same comment on my blog.
    Now, that would have been strange (#1), but (#2) the fact that the particular post was about my son who died after only a few weeks in the hospital.  I just didn't understand how it was even funny, although HIS comment is now.
    So, I went to his post, and went to all of the people who had left comments for him.  He'd returned to ALL of their blogs and left the same comment he'd put on my blog and Melynda's!
    He shut his blog down not long after this experience.  I still wonder if someone contacted him--I didn't--even though Melynda and I thought it was hysterical.
    Well, I've been thinking about all of this, because yesterday morning something similar happened.
    I shared my brother's blog post on various websites.
    He wrote an ummm . . . interesting blog where Melynda and I were well . . . you might need to check out his blog.  

Here's that link:

This picture might give you an idea of what it's about:


    I read his blog and laughed so hard that I cried.  Well, like I said, yesterday morning, I shared his link everywhere.  I received a personal response from a man who I believe didn't read the blog, but instead just looked at the pictures.
    "Wow," the long response began, "you must be wonderful best friends to make pictures like this of yourselves.  I would never be brave enough to share this with the world though.  You must be very close indeed."
     I gasped!  Melynda and I didn't MAKE those pictures.  We were victims--V-I-C-T-I-M-S.

    Seriously, read what my brother wrote on Melynda's blog a few days ago.  We ARE the victims:
Middle Damned said...
Lo! Listen small and insignificant fools. Your paltry, curried words are not enough to flavor the weakest of stews! It was not I that has thrown it, but the gautlet HAS been thrown, the die has been cast and fate's will tested. Crazy is an apt adjective for both Melyinda and Elisa. For they are crazy indeed and will pay the fare for riding on this sladerous ride of madness. I am now struck by the revealed commonality between them, luring you to their blogs with this siren-song of profane defamation. CRAZYness Abounds - The CRAZY Life of a Writing Mom. They are, the both of them, crazed indeed. I will be REVENGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Literarily speaking)

    I just had to share because this made me giggle so hard.

    In closing, have you ever had people leave strange comments on your blog--comments that made you wonder if they even read the title or the post?


  1. I love to look,at the spam comments that have a mishmash of words and it means nothing. On our group blog we used to have a dude that loved to argue with us. His comments were longer than orig post

  2. Dear Elisa, Truly I've never had anyone comment in a way that seemed totally unrelated to the story I'd posted. I've been lucky that way!


  3. This is pricless! I love the hell outa you girl but I'm not doctoring pictures of us attached at the buttocks. Nor would I do one where we share an um.... organ shall we say?
    I don't know why people do that.Just don't comment if you aren't going to read it, you always look like a bigger jackass when you have no clue what's being said. Sigh some people and their witty fingers.

  4. I got a couple of comments in the very beginning that were random and really just the person trying to get me to read their blog.
    Have a fantastic weekend! Do something nutty, like eating a peanut-butter fluff sandwich!

  5. I did once, but one of my friends yelled at him in her comment, so I just let it go.

    I find it annoying when people leave a comment like, "I don't really have anything to comment," and then leave a link to their blog on blogfests.

  6. One more reason not to have my own blog!

  7. And people wonder why I have "trust issues".
    It's also why I choose quality rather than quantity of followers. I love my real followers and hope they know it!
    Thank you for sharing this. You do always have something worth reading...truly.

  8. Yes, I've gotten odd comments before! But I just assume the commenter had a bunch of blogs open and just got mixed up on which blog he/she was commenting on. I wouldn't be surprised if I've done that! Gosh, I hope not.

  9. I have had many of these comments, some with the name "Anonymous." It's very clear that they DON'T read the post, especially since lately most of my posts have been recaps of my shows and the "comments" never once mention what happened in the episode that I recapped or their thoughts on it. It's just a generic "Great post! Love your site! Can't wait to read more articles!" comment. I need to start going through my list of comments and deleting them.

  10. hahaha great comment your brother left. YEP definitely have these nuts. They just copy and paste their comments around. I've seen them on mine and a few others say the exact same thing.

    Heck 99% of the time they don;t even come to your blog. They simply have a program with your blog url in it, opens up your blogs comment box and POOF places in their already preset comment.

    NEVER assume they are mixed up. They know exactly what they are doing, which is trying to get you to come to their blog. So hopefully you'll buy what they are selling or follow them so they can get you to buy what they are selling. Or they just want some more backlinks so they can get their blog higher in search engines and get found, so others can buy what they are selling.

    Even better are the ones that go +follow and they don't even follow..hahaha Then there are just the nut jobs that send you emails, but my rant is done now.

  11. I feel so naive. I guess I should've realized people do that sort of thing, but it never occurred to me. Btw...those pictures were priceless! Not that it's a great PR idea or anything, but you should totally use one on your FB badge..hahahahaha Thank me know, when your success has practically doubled. *snort*

  12. Lola definitely gets some strange comments.


  13. I get some weird stuff on my LaDy LaDuke(business) blog about the pretty models sometimes...creepy. I'm pretty sure I had a couple gay guys come and vote in the Battles once too(gay porn-like user names). It was Richard Armitage who drew them in. I had no idea he had this gigantic, male/female devoted fan base. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that gay guys would OF COURSE like our Battles. I don't mind if they want to vote though;)

  14. This doesn't have anything to do with your recent post, but I was wondering how I can get a copy of your book that is about to come out. I went through a miscarriage last month, and though it doesn't quite compare to what you went through, I think you are a wonderful writer that has had a wonderful and crazy life, and I would love to read your story. Thanks!

  15. OH my gosh! Yeah, sometimes comments are crazy.

    I'm so sorry about the miscarriage. I hope that my book might be able to help. Starting on 11/18, my book, "The Golden Sky," will be available through,, and
    There will be direct links to those listing if you come back to my site on 11/18.
    Best Wishes,

  16. What??? Those pictures weren't real?? I'm unfollowing the three of you right now. I just can't tolerate people misleading others on the internet. I'm going to try that duplicate blog thing, no matter what anyone posts I'm going to put this as the comment- then of course I'll tell them why!

  17. I get the weird ones too, but I particularly love the "anony. American Male" who posted on mine several times.

    Crack me up.

  18. Yep. The most disturbing was "Miss Jane."

  19. haha he probably wanted followers so kept commenting randomly 4 more traffic in his blog

  20. Really? He really left that comment on a post about your son passing away? I think there should be some sort of fine imposed for this kind of BS. Or they should have to post a vlog. Of them being flogged. Yes. I like the sounds of this. A flogging vlog.
    On the upside, your family sounds crazy. Delightfully so.

  21. Ahhh the spammers which leave an aftertaste worse than the tinned food their name resemble.

    A good healthy dose of 'deleted' usually cures that type of indigestion. Hahaha!

  22. I particularly like the comments that have words missing or are in a strange order. Internet on Dagoba, Yoda must have. Strong the signal is. This is why I turned on comment moderation. I took off the word verification so that people didn't have that extra step to making a comment, but in return I had to turn on comment moderation to weed out crap like that. The comments that really annoy me are the ones that are not only grammatically incorrect (meaning poorly/literally translated into English), but if it says "I follow now, you follow back" or something similar, that's when I go over the edge.

  23. Tired, I must be. Dagobah spelled incorrectly I did. Nerd Fail.

  24. I've had some strange ones in the spam filter. What that guy left for you was just wrong. :(

  25. Yes, it seems some people do comment without even reading a blog post. Once I got a comment just seconds after I posted a blog which was quite long and would take at least five minutes to read.