It is a science fact cats don’t love you. Your dog loves you. Your dog loves you like you love your children, parents, spouse. But, cats… well… they like you, they appreciate you, okay, they tolerate you. Seriously, science fact.
The thing about cats is, though, the things they do seem like love to us: they rub up against you, they love you to pet them, they purr, they lay on you. And, it fools your brain into thinking that they love you. It is as good as the real McCoy. Maybe even better.
I keep up with the blog. I check comments daily. I answer everyone. I don’t approve them all, but answer them, and that is a pain in the ass to answer a comment and then unapprove it. You have to find it in the comment queue. But I do it. I empty the spam folder and the trash folder — if a commenter has been blocked why do they show up in the trash folder? Seriously? Anywho, I keep those folders empty.
I let the spam build up to ten to twenty before I go through it. I look at each one. I do. I’ve found comments from genuine bone fide readers sitting in that muck! And, that is really a pain, because you have two options: delete or approve. Once it is approved it joins the queue organized by date. You have to go find it. Man, that is a pain.
Today, I checked the spam folder and was surprised to see it had 113! One hundred thirteen! One hundred thirteen messages in it! Where did they come from? I’ve been blogging all weekend. Well, the good folks over at extraproxy were also busy, I guess, because a hun’erd ten of them were from them! One was from Barb over at the View from a Drawbridge! How did that happen? Anywho. Here, if you haven’t seen the spam posts from extraproxy — Just what the fuck is an extra proxy, anyway? Why would I want one if you can even have one, and what do they want me to do? I don’t know. All this new fangled Interweb stuff is just too new and too fangled for me sometimes.
Still, their spam messages are my favorite! Hands down. No body spams better out there. They are so good, I’ve just got to share a few with you:
Isn’t that a lovely message to receive? My own mother never said anything so nice to me about Ye Olde Blogge or anything else I’ve ever done, except for Ma Belle Femme. She really did love my wife.
This is just like that old handwriting personality test where everyone gets the same response but doesn’t realize and 99% of the sample think they’ve been described. But, seriously if this message hadn’t appeared like twenty times in the one hundred thirteen spam comments from them, I might’ve thought it was sincerely written to me personally. Equally educative and amusing. That describes Ye Olde Blogge to a tee! I may have to start an endorsement page.
Your style is unique! Again, it goes straight to this old snarky, sarcasticky, profaney, curmudgeonly heart.
Forwarded to a co-worker and got a free lunch out of it! Ha ha! That is imaginative! Who wouldn’t be happy about having written a blog post so good that it inspired a free lunch?
Sweet. Short. To the point. Who doesn’t like direct praise like that.
This one ladles on the praise — I love the awkwardly phrased, I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list. They may as well have called it my weblog, which a few have in the past. I do have a soft spot for ESL. But, finally one with a call to action as they call it in the biz: check my site and tell me how you feel. That even uses psychology! Reciprocation.
Here’s a grab of one of the six pages of spam messages from these folks just to give you a sense of what it looks like and the overwhelming nature of reading these one after another. Seriously, it brought a tear my eye. It was overwhelming. Just like having your purring cat in your lap as you watch the TV.
If this doesn’t inspire you to leave a sweet comment at the end of every blog post you’ll ever read, I don’t know what will. Now, you gotta tell me which is your favorite and that your cat really does love you and all of that. Seriously, what do you think about all this?
If you enjoyed reading all of these lovely spammy messages, please let me know in a warmer kinder way than just another tick on the visitor counter:
- Leave a comment: I do love the comments and answer everyone. You gotta have something to say about spam, extraproxies, and cats, right?
- Like the post: Even if you’ve never liked any of Ye Olde Blogge’s posts or any blog post at all ever, this one is calling out to be liked, right?
- Rate the post: Good, bad, or ugly, you can let me know by giving this post a stellar five-star rating using the star buttons just below the title.
- Share on social media: Spam is the dirty little not-so-secret secret of the Interwebs. No one reads it. No one talks about it. Don’t you think your friends and followers would like to KNOW? Use the social media share buttons after the post.
- Join the email list: There are literally a dozen, maybe, people who probably think they’re getting spammed by Ye Olde Blogge a couple times a week, but they aren’t. They asked for it, and you can, too! Just add your email below.
Categories: Cognitive Psychology