I Will Still Follow – Very CarefullyBy
Comment spam is a daily annoyance for bloggers, but the conversation is too important for me to give it up. If it weren’t for the comments and conversations, I would not have ever had the chance to build relationships with as many other fantastic bloggers as I have. However, there are so many people out there that think that just because I have hung out the I follow sign, that they can just stop in at my site, leave a half hearted comment and reap the benefits of my generosity.
Well, here’s the deal. I like the idea and the meaning behind do-follow. It is all about the goodness of bloggers. However, I will let everyone know that I reserve the right to delete any comment I don’t like on my blog. It is my prerogative as a blog owner.
If you like the conversation at hand and would like to participate, I’d love to have you. Just do me a favor, use your name not your site’s keywords. If you have a legitimate site and a meaningful comment, then I will gladly give you the benefit of a link. If you leave a comment but your site is spammy or inappropriate, I reserve the right to delete your comment – no questions asked.
It might take a little more time for me to moderate comments, but you are worth it! And so is your contribution to the conversation.
I’m not the only one talking about comment spam these days – we are all feeling it. Here are a few more viewpoints on the topic:
- Alert: See How Comment Spam is Getting Trickier to Spot from Dawud
- When a Blogger’s Generosity is Exploited by Wendy
- The I Follow Movement is not Dead by Randa