Visting Commentors Sites

August 7, 2008

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I randomly go through my commentors and visit their sites and profiles.   This is more out of curiousity then anything else.  I’m curious who they are what they are interested and what they write about.   In most case they are not much different then myself.   They are geeks, or lovers of crossposting, the occasion security geek.

While for this post I don’t really have a point, just an observation.  “They” say to make your blog sticky and interesting you build up a community.  You interact with your commentators and make sure you comment on their posts.   I’m just curious how many of the bloggers actually read what their commentators have written that fall outside the realm of their own door step.

4 thoughts on “Visting Commentors Sites

  1. I do the same! However, I get so few comments on my blog, it’s not hard to pay attention to the ones that are there. Let me revise that: I get so few GENUINE comments on my blog. Spam comments, on the other hand, are abundant – thank goodness for Akismet. It really freaks me out that spammers are still posting hundreds of comments a week on random blogs, hoping to get their latest scam or ad out there.

    (BTW I had to revise this comment…the first time I did it, I guess I mentioned one of the “herbal” products that the spammers often advertise…and the site thought I was a spammer! HA HA!)

  2. I do the same! However, I get so few comments on my blog, it's not hard to pay attention to the ones that are there. Let me revise that: I get so few GENUINE comments on my blog. Spam comments, on the other hand, are abundant – thank goodness for Akismet. It really freaks me out that spammers are still posting hundreds of comments a week on random blogs, hoping to get their latest scam or ad out there.

    (BTW I had to revise this comment…the first time I did it, I guess I mentioned one of the “herbal” products that the spammers often advertise…and the site thought I was a spammer! HA HA!)

  3. I get a few hot topics, though it’s always toss away things that don’t require too much thought or interaction with. I can tell you that if you use wordpress wp-spamfree is a great plugin to use with Akismet. I think because of this my spam filter is a little bit more agressive then most. Akismet did mark an innocent by grandmother as spam once – who would have thought.

    But since I’m lucky to get a dozen comments a week following up is simple.

  4. I get a few hot topics, though it's always toss away things that don't require too much thought or interaction with. I can tell you that if you use wordpress wp-spamfree is a great plugin to use with Akismet. I think because of this my spam filter is a little bit more agressive then most. Akismet did mark an innocent by grandmother as spam once – who would have thought.

    But since I'm lucky to get a dozen comments a week following up is simple.

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