It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Um, Is This What Popular Means?

My little blog seems to have been garnering a teensy bit more attention of late, and a lot more people are dropping by to have a read (here's a big HELLO to you new folks, it's great to have you here!).  But I seem to have become popular in a new and interesting way, I'm getting a lot of comments that are being caught in my spam filter, by people advertising odd things in links attached to their comments.

I thought I'd grab a few spam comments and put them down here for you to see the stuff I'm getting asked to read ...

Greetings from California! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your blog 

on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can't 
wait to take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my 
cell phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, 
fantastic blog!

Yes, because my blog is about living in Germany and travel, so having a US cell phone with amazing 3G capabilities is right up my street.  As are the fat melting tablets "Anonymous" is also pushing.  I so wish that fat melting tablets were actually a thing that worked ...

If you have room in a basement or spare room,

the Bowflex would be a nice piece of equipment to have.
To buy travel insurance USA coverage, you do not 
need paperwork or any medical tests. Supporters of flaxseed oil as the main 
source of Omega 3 believe that this is the best way to get 

Um, not actually sure which thing they're pushing most here - is it a Bowflex, USA medical insurance or Flaxseed Oil?  All of which I apparently need.  Or not.

Hello to all, the contents present at this website 

are truly amazing for people experience, well, keep up the good work fellows.

This strangely worded congratulatory message to me and my team (I don't have a team, maybe they mean the dog?) leads me to a link for stick on fat melting patches.  Fat melting?  I'm getting a whole lot of body image snark in my spam comments.  What is the universe trying to tell me?!?!?!  Giggle.

I was able to find good information from your content.

Obviously you were, my blog is fabulous!  But I don't want to go to your green coffee bean energy tablet site.

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my latest website and I wοuld like to find sοmethіng morе sеcuгe.
Do you have any recommеndatiοns?

Riiiiiiiight.  Because I'm obviously a techie.  Not.  Oh, and your link leads to last minute hotel bookings?  Oh, and my blog platform is fairly obvious from the URL at the top of the page.

Hi theгe to еveгy onе, bеcаuse I am aсtuаlly eageг of reаding thіs websіte's 

post tο be updated on a regulаr basis.
It consists of goоd data.

Um, what?  And I'm not looking for cheap hotels in Washington.  Or at least I think that's what you're pushing me to.

Fresh porn blog
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Possibly the best I've seen.  Fat boy indian porn blog?  Charlie brown comic spanish word for?  I think I'll just NOT click on that link.  Ever.

I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of this Spam either ...


  1. Those are some of the best comments I've ever seen!!! Love it!

    1. They did make me giggle. Who falls for this stuff? Unsurprisingly, a lot of my searches come from India ...


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