An Ode to Blog Comment Spam

Ever notice how the most flattering blog comments are actually the spam comments?

This always makes me smile, so I thought I’d share a handful of them here. It would be a shame for so much unbridled positivity to never make its way into the world.

Willy Wonka blog comments

There are the simple, straightforward compliments:

simple blog comment 1

simple blog comment 3

simple blog comment 4

And it is hard to argue with this:

praise blog comment

A pat on the back is always nice too:

compliment blog comment

But I like the longer, dare-I-say philosophical comments best:

long blog comment 1

long blog comment 2

Bringing someone back from the precipice makes all this worthwhile.

Finally, you have to admire the “it’s them not me” approach of this one:

final blog comment

I have to say Akismet does a good job of catching spam comments like these. A few make it through each week but the vast majority are caught before they are published.

It has already snagged more than 100K on this blog:


An achievement worthy of some actual praise.


  1. says

    Working in SEO for years, I have seen blog comments that run the gamut in terms of ridiculousness. I have to laugh at some of them that are so generic and gratuitous with comments such as “I love your articles, they are so good” or “I’ve been looking for a blog like yours for a while.” None of these comments address the content in the post or the content of the blog overall. Sure the praise seems nice for about 2 seconds and then we trash the comments before they make it to the blog.

  2. says

    The “gamut in terms of ridiculousness” is well said Nick. I’d been meaning to write this post for a while, and finally got around to composing this Ode….

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