When I’m Having a Bad Day

When I’m having a bad day, I just read my blog comment spam. Here’s a sample from an actual comment a spammer calling himself “Forrest Enget” tried to leave on my site just a few minutes ago:

This is the very first time I frequented your website page and so far? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this actual publish amazing. Great job!

I’m a bit puzzled by the second sentence, but overall this is a real encouragement in the dog-eat-dog world of blogging. It’s a thankless job, blogging—except when you hear from “Dominique Behunin”:

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a great example of it.

I don’t get a whole lot of spam. I guess most spammers feel that, in all honesty, they can’t say nice things about my particular blog, so they move on to another blog they can praise in good conscience. But it’s nice that a few squeak through. All you spammers out there in Nigeria, may I say a humble “thank you” for your much-needed support? Or let me put it in language you can better understand:

A spammer necessarily help to make helpfully posts I might state! It is much of them so excellent that a favourable impressions were had by all!

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Paul Morriss on November 24, 2011 at 6:57 am

    When the Wycliffe blog gets comments like that which are probably spam, but not definitely I edit them so the spammers website link is removed, but the text remains. We get the compliments and they get nothing!

  2. Rob on September 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

    If you look at the wording, many of these are obviously written by foreigners who get paid for each traceable hit to the linked website.

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