Monday 5 April 2010

A small note to commenters

Thanks everyone for commenting on my blogs. I really really appreciate it.

I would just like to say, however, that I had to delete one today. No, it wasn't rude. No, it wasn't insulting. It was simply using one of my blog posts to advertise a service. I don't blame this person for trying, and I don't have any hard feelings at all, so whoever you are please don't feel bad about it. But I think I must let you know that I will delete anything that advertises services I have not used, or cannot recommend myself. I hope this is reasonable.


  1. What about endorsements? Like, if I said "Diet Dr. Pepper really does taste more like regular Dr. Pepper." is that okay? ;o)

    Just teasing. I know what you mean though. People may not be doing anything wrong, but it's not a good idea to possibly let your name be attached to something you know nothing about.

  2. I put at the bottom of my blog that the poem came from my book which I named, was that the comment?

  3. I put at the bottom of my blog that the poem came from my book which I named, was that the comment?

  4. *Loves your award*
    I had someone do that twice. Kind of weirded me out.

  5. Yvonne, no it wasn't that! Of course you can mention your own work. Sorry I should have made that clear. Someone plugged a kind of editorial service. Don't worry Yvonne, if it was someone that was following me, I would have contacted them personally and asked about it. But seeing as the comment didn't come from a follower, I figured it would just be easier to post about it. :)

  6. Oh ugh. I hate it when people do that! I understand the whole self-promotion thing, but there is a time and a place.

  7. That's too bad, I hope you don't have too much more trouble with it!

  8. I think it's perfectly reasonable. There's no reason someone should be using the comments section of your blog to advertise themselves. That's what their own blog is for!

  9. I get one or two spam things every day that I reject. A couple times I've accepted product promo comments only because they were so weird and off the wall that they just kind of tickled me and allowed me to give a off the wall response.

    Now here is the plug I've been leaving lately:
    Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

    Do you think people mind if I do that?


  10. >>I hope this is reasonable.<<

    No, that's totally unreasonable!
    You gotta lotta nerve acting like this is your Blog and you can just make these kinds of arbitrary decisions.

    I insist that you restore that comment (whatever it was) immediately. And don't let this kind of behavior come to my attention again or I may have to... uh... I may have to... well... I just might have to leave another comment like this one.

    Sheesh, Sister!

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McMe

  11. This happens to me all the time, on posts that are months old. Sorry it happened to you. :)

  12. Lee: I think leaving stuff about your own blog is ABSOLUTELY FINE. What I'm talking about here is advertising something that has nothing to do with my blog, me or my followers. As I said to Yvonne, please do market yourself and your blog if you're following me. I ENCOURAGE that. But this was some random visitor plugging their business. Not nice.

    Stephen: Sheesh yourself! ;) We should've added that to the colloquial post! hehehe


“I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it.” ~John Mellencamp

“Allowing an unimportant mistake to pass without comment is a wonderful social grace” ~Judith S. Marin

“I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.” ~Paul McCartney

“I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod.” ~Charlotte Bunch

“Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth.” ~Sally Kirkland

“We're not going to pay attention to the silliness and the petty comments. And quite frankly, women have joined me in this effort, and so it's not about appearances. It's about effectiveness.” ~Katherine Harris