Every time I get a comment on my blog, the website service sends me an email excitedly announcing that I have a comment on my blog. And almost every time, I rush to see what someone wrote in response to my deep (or not so deep) thoughts about yoga or meditation or massage or just making the world a better place to live. And almost every time, I get to the comment and it is just some spam post from Russia or China trying to sell watches or to promote weight loss or maybe I do not even know what it says because it is written in a foreign language and I do not even know which one.
And then I write some little blog post about the meaning of life and how using a bolster changed my pigeon pose in yoga class or something. And it makes me feel better.
A blog is kind of like a personal graffiti wall. I can draw whatever I like up there. And then some spammer can come along from wherever and draw over it with pictures of Rolex watches or some special product. And then I can draw over it again.
I like getting friends and people who do good things for the world as a habit to write little posts about what they do and why. I know it might not stop global warming or get us all universal healthcare, but I like writing my little practical tidbits about yoga and meditation and massage.
I wonder if the spammers ever read it.