To start, I shall set the scene. I sit at my workstation everyday. Possibly up to 18 hours, and rarely hit the sack till 5 am. I have a Big Mac, linked to another, an Ipad, and to my left a MacBook, which is my open channel 'D' hotline to Brian Milne.
I am obsessive. Everything I do is gratis. I know it rubs some folk up the wrong way, but I can't help it, I do everything from websites, Corp IDs, Branding,Wordpress,Blogging..all for what I deem to be worthy causes. Mental? maybe.
Here's the point. I am now daily inundated with feed back from some of my Wordpress sites. I am talking swamped. All of the feedback is positive, but I do check the source, and if I find an out link to something unsavory such as pawn, or radicalism I fire it straight into the spam box, as I do with anything that smacks of 'link buying'.
I do take the time to respond to each comment, most are glowing and seem genuine. What concerns me is that a lot of these comments are poorly worded, often repeated verbatim by another commentator. Clearly somewhere down the line I have hooked into some outfit ( staffed by people or perhaps an automated comment generator? ).
Oddly, all is this work is perhaps futile, in that I have nothing to sell as such. I don't want to monetise, (even though I ought ) Perhaps I don't even have an understanding as to what the blog platform is all about. I just assume it's a facility to get a message across, which one hopes is bounced on to blogland?
The reason for this Post is that I am spending more and more time answering these comments, and am not sure if I am wasting my time, or have been sucked into some sort of scam?
I know within SFN we have many professional writers and bloggers, who know what they are doing, so my call is to them for a little insight into this matter.
Thanking you anticipation.