No this is not an invitation to spammers. I get more than enough spam thank you. It shows up just about everywhere — in email; and facebook, twitter and LinkedIn messages. Not to mention the outright blatant spam that is just out there in the open.
And then there are the SPAM comments on my blog. Some of which make me giggle because they’re just so…well, take a look:
Impressive things here. I’m rattling gladsome to see your install. Thanks a lot and I’m hunt fore to lens you. Leave you please fire me a e-mail?
I almost approved it just so I could say:
I’m sorry, sir – but my install is quite private and it’s not very gentlemanly of you to talk about it. Nor is it proper for you to try to “lens” me while hunting. I’m also quite concerned about that “rattling” you have going on. Might I suggest a head scan? I don’t use hotmail, so I cannot “fire” you an email. It might be time for you to find a more temperate service yourself before you get too over-heated envisioning my install.
I deleted the comment and then thought it was just too funny to waste. Hence this post. (I just love using the word “hence”. Don’t you?)
We also had a pretty funny discussion earlier this morning about the messages that show up in the “other” facebook message file. The one I refer to as my “creepy man folder”. Check it out:
Now it’s your turn. Share some of your funny spam in the comment section. And just for fun -– tell us how you would respond to it. Feel free to link to your blog, facebook page or wherever it came from. I’m giving you non-spammers permission to link up! Now if it were up to me, I’d let you put a ton of links in today, but I think more than one will get YOU sent to MY spam folder. So only do one. If for some reason you get sent to the wasteland, I’ll rescue you as soon as possible.
Oh! Before I sign off, I just want to remind you about some cool stuff I have going on right now. Hey! It’s not spam – it’s cool stuff! And it’s my blog!
You can enter to win one of two e-copies of The Consuming, my paranormal short story at Claire C. Riley’s website, where you’ll also find an excerpt as well as a brief interview. Maybe you’ll learn a little something about me that you didn’t already know.
You can also enter for a chance to have one of my future characters named after you. Just click here to read about my REAL haunted house and find out how to enter!
I’ll even giveaway an e-copy of my upcoming October release, PREDATOR, A Courting Justice suspense novella for the funniest spam and response comment. My funny bone will pick the winner. So dig into those spam files and make us laugh. What a way to start the weekend! Y’all have a great one!
UPDATE: It’s come to my attention that some may not know how to get to the Facebook “other” message folder, so here’s a quick tutorial.
Left sidebar, you’ll see:
Just click on the Messages link under News Feed.