I have often said that I write for myself, and not for anyone else. With it been NBI month and all, there's a lot of people talking about how to get yourself heard, noticed and getting involved in the community to make friends and get traffic.
I realise now that it's not really true. I really LIKE having a community of bloggers around me. Though I still maintain that it doesn't particularly bother me if people read what I write because... well, it's basically the spillover from my brain when my mind starts getting full, and this blog gives me a great way to mind dump so I can make room for more useless thoughts in my head.
But I do get curious when I see have a certain number of pageviews. But it BOTHERS me when I go to see what they're looking at, and it's clear that it's just spambots who are artificially boosting my pageviews. It's WORSE, I think, feeling like you thought people are reading you when actually.. they aren't! I would rather feel like nobody is reading, than to find that all the traffic coming through is looking at a post I made 2 years ago about a guild achievement!!! Which you can tell as well from the number of spam posts that particular post attracts. I don't understand spambots. What is so attractive about that post? It's titled "Guild Level 23 and United Nations". I mean... REALLY... it's a super short post and I keep cleaning up the spam and it keeps coming back... it feels a little bit like cockroaches, every now and then I bomb them to get rid of them but they just never die. Though blogger is a lot better lately with blocking spam. I just wish that my artificially inflated pageviews was not spam! I think I'd much rather be happy with 10 pageviews from real readers thatn 500 from spammers!
Anyway, 21 spam messages deleted. I feel much better. And 587 deleted from the spam comments. Holy crap. I swear I just cleaned that up last week.
Perhaps I was being a bit harsh. Maybe these dandruff remedy blogs, or diarrhoea remedy blogs actually READ what I write. Maybe those guys who say that they love my content and could I go give them some tips on their hair curling blog about to write REALLY are asking for my help. Maybe I should stop being so skeptical and be NICE to spammers for a change.
OK, so today, I am going to be nice to every spammer on my blog. But just for one day. I am going to reply ever single comment made by spam just to prove to myself that I'm not a nasty horrible person, and that I have everyone one chance. And maybe I might even click the links too.
If I'm not here tomorrow, you will know that I have been either infected with some hideous computer virus or the police have shown up at my door because I've been clicking too many porn links or something...