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5 terribly tacky blog comments I've received

Bloggers generally welcome readers' comments, but sometimes reader can be totally tacky. As a busy blogger (with multiple sites), I can attest to this quandary.

Sure, bloggers love receiving comments, particularly when they are candid, constructive, encouraging, and relevant to the post. The comment process can offer excellent opportunities for topical dialogue. On the other hand, plenty of comments are not worth the keystrokes that sent them whirling into cyberspace.

Consider these examples I’ve received from the blogosphere. Maybe you’ve found similar remarks on your own posts.

(NOTE: These blog comments are quoted verbatim with no editing or grammatical cleanups.)

1) "I was here. Now you go read my post: ________________________"

2) "Hi and bye."

3) "I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. All the best. Also visit my web-site - _______" (This exact comment appears on 10 consecutive blog posts, posted by the same user.)

4) "It's remarkable to visit this website and reading the views of all friends on the topic of this paragraph, while I am also eager of getting experience."

5) "I create a comment when I especially enjoy a article on a site or I have something to contribute to the conversation. Could you list the complete urls of all your social pages like your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page or Twitter feed?"

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What's wrong with these blog comments?

First, such statements reveal that readers have not really read the blogs on which they are commenting. Mostly, these comments are simply self-serving. In a few cases, the comments sound as if they've been run through a translator/copy spinner. Let’s be charitable here and chalk up the plentiful errors to that.

As for the fifth example, well ... holy moley. Can you say, "No way. I’m not signing up for spamming on all my other sites"?

It’s not exactly the stuff of friendly online networking. It's as if folks were saying: "I'm just here to spam your blog with my own site link."

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