Comments awaiting moderation – and other disasters

So my little baby blog has been ‘out there’ in the big wide world for about 2 weeks. Surely someone wants to come and visit it!?

I have had four separate exciting blog-related experiences, and they have all coincided with messages being left on my blog. The thrill of it – when I open up my dashboard and there’s a number next to the speech bubble symbol, which says ‘Comments awaiting moderation’.

I have a message!! someone wrote something!

The first message was (of course) my husband who left a meaningful and romantic little note of encouragement. Mainly cause I told him to.

Being married to an academic who reads books called ‘Dogmatic theology’ and uses words like ‘traducianism’ I knew his message would be insightful and uplifting.

It was. He wrote ‘Noice Rosy’.

Well there’s no point wasting words un-necessarily…. No actually I was excited because a) it was my very first message and b) because it meant my blog was ‘out there’ and any random person could see it.

So it was with baited breath I waited for my first ‘real’ message. I honestly didn’t think it would come for a while – the forums say that it takes a good year to get any followers on a new blog. And I haven’t even worked out my colour scheme yet…

But I checked after about a week and THERE WAS A MESSAGE!!! My very own message – just for me!! I danced through the house in my red trackies, singing ‘I got a message’ and dancing around like a loon. After I’d blown off some steam I actually sat down to read my message.

It said:

I discovered your page and noticed you could have a lot more traffic. I have found that the key to running a website is making sure the visitors you are getting are interested in your niche. There is a company that you can get traffic from and they let you try the service for free. I managed to get over 300 targetted visitors to day to my site. Check it out here: http://bottomfacestupidmessage.com

I checked the link – there was still an outside possibility that it was from a real and caring person who recognised my talent and potential and who genuinely wanted to help. Some would describe this as ‘gullible stupidity’. I prefer to call it optimism. Only $59.99 plus postage and handling and steak knives. Grand!

I have had two more messages since this time.  Guess what they’ve said?

I discovered your page and noticed you could have a lot more traffic. I have found that the key to running a website is making sure the visitors you are getting are interested in your niche. There is a company that you can get traffic from and they let you try the service for free. I managed to get over 300 targetted visitors to day to my site. Check it out here: http://bottomfacestupidmessage.com

Clearly there’s a search engine that you can type in ‘pathetic blogs that no-one looks at’ and find the gullible blog writers across the world who are likely to be vulnerable to sales scams, dodgy pyramid schemes and other  cons.

So to all those con artists out there, preying on poor defenceless blog writers….You can’t break me! I shall persist! I shall go forth and conquer! I shall continue unswervingly towards the goal of….blogginess…. and I have a very supportive husband who is very likely to write another uplifting message which will say :o )

 

 

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