Nobody is leaving spam comments on my blog anymore.
It used to be I could rely on the spam comments WordPress filters out as a quick and easy source for a humorous post. I’d pick out the non sequiturs and the broken English and the more outlandish claims, snark on them for a few hundred words, and call it a day. Sure, they may not have been the deepest posts in the world, but trying to do this every single day, you throw the odd clip show in every once in a while.
It’s been months since I checked those comments. And yes, I was struggling for something to write about today. So I turned to my safety net, certain that I’d have a trove of unintentional comedy from which to choose.
There was one. One. And it wasn’t even particularly funny. Cheap Nike sneakers. A classic, yes, but gone was the tortured language and the random string of keywords hoping for a hit. Just dubious urls and shoe names. Coal in the stocking.
If that’s what was waiting for me after nearly two months, I think it’s safe to say that this particular well of inspiration has run dry. I’m going to have to look elsewhere for cheap blog post fodder. Good lord, I might have to back to physical junk mail.
Although I did manage to get a couple of hundred words out of not having any spam comments to write about. That’s got to be some kind of accomplishment, right?