I’ve always known that spammers are big losers. But I’ve been surprised and a bit offended to learn recently that spammers apparently think that blog readers are big losers as well.
Let me explain. I screen all blog comments to weed out all the spam; and lately I’ve been detecting a pattern. Here are some samples of the kind of comments that the spammers have been leaving:
I’ve just been hanging out not getting anything done. What can I say? I’ve basically been doing nothing worth mentioning, but pfft. Not that it matters. Pretty much nothing exciting happening to speak of. I haven’t been up to much these days.
I can’t be bothered with anything these days, but such is life. I don’t care. So it goes. More or less nothing seems worth thinking about. I’ve just been hanging out waiting for something to happen, but that’s how it is.
Basically nothing noteworthy happening right now, but eh. Today was a complete loss. I haven’t been up to much recently. I’ve pretty much been doing nothing worth mentioning.
There are scores and scores more spam posts like this, linking to various weird things that I will not mention. But the question is, why are the spammers trying this strategy? I’ve thought about it, and I can only conclude that they think they are capturing the state of mind of blog readers, who will then be inclined to follow the spam links–right?
Please feel free to offer any other theories you may have to explain the glut of loser spam. And also feel free, in the comments, to defend yourself against the implication that blog readers are boring and have nothing to do but “pfft”–whatever that means….