Lately I’m having people leave promotional comments on my blog.
Things like… “Oh, hey…that’s great…now why don’t you come check out my blog and my books.”
FYI. This is rude.
If you’re a writer, you should be able to figure out a clever way to catch attention, which will then entice people to click on your name. If you can’t do it that way…well, you’re not going to do it the other way, not on my blog. Sorry. It annoys me.
So I’m pondering a new comment policy. If people leave promotional comments, I think I might reserve the right to edit them as I see fit…things like
“come check out my blog…”
They will become…
“come check out my boogers…”
Childish on my part? Hey, maybe. I can own my childishness. But, you know… it’s kind of childish and unprofessional to spam somebody else’s blog.
Besides, you want attention, otherwise you wouldn’t be leaving promo comments on my blog…and this will get you attention. Really. It WILL catch people’s interest. Except I’ll also remove all links when I do it, so they won’t be clicking right through.
Writers, come on. Be polite. Don’t spam other people’s blogs. It’s rude.