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My Long Forgotten Site Got 12,434 Comments While I Was Away…All Spam

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

So, you know how sometimes you forget about things? Like that container of leftovers in the back of your fridge or that sweater you swore was lost forever? Well, apparently the same thing can happen with websites.

I recently logged into my long forgotten site and was shocked to see that it had received a whopping 12,434 comments! I mean, wow! I must have really struck a chord with people. Maybe my writing had gone viral. Maybe I had finally achieved internet fame!

But alas, as I eagerly clicked on the comments section, my dreams were quickly shattered. They were all spam. Every last one of them.

There were comments about Viagra and Cialis (I don’t even know what those are for 😉️), comments about weight loss pills (I prefer pizza), and even some very disturbing comments that I won’t mention here because this is a family-friendly site.

At first, I was upset. How could these dirty rotten spammers do this to me and my derelict website? But then, as I scrolled through the endless pages of spammy comments, I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of them.

One comment simply said “No.” Another said “I like turtles.” And yet another said “The moon landing was faked.” What do any of these have to do with my website? Absolutely nothing.

So, while it may be disappointing to discover that my long lost site didn’t actually achieve internet fame while I was away, at least it provided me with some entertainment thanks to those ridiculous spam comments. And who knows? Maybe someday it will go viral for real (fingers are crossed).

Now I need to purge them from my database … for posterity.

The Top Five

Rustic or Hipster Wedding?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

How to tell if you have been invited to a hipster wedding is one of those social survival skills that will keep you from looking like an idiot when you show up. This handy info graphic will lead you through the steps to tell if your wedding, or the wedding of a friend is headed to hipsterville. Of course not all rustic weddings are hipster inspired.

hipster wedding infographic

The original infographic is originally from but I couldn’t find the page.

Do You Put the Hip in Ster?

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

You know you’ve made it mainstream when Wikihow writes about you. But is their diluted tutorial really all it takes to become a Seattle hipster?

Now you can find out exactly what type of Seattle Hipster you are with this handy quiz.

Tiny Fedoras for Hipster Man Buns

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Admit it, you thought you had seen everything didn’t you.

The emerging Capitol Hill fashion combo of the man bun hairstyle topped with a micro-fedora successfully unites the best of contemporary styles in hair and hats for young men. This autumn, expect to see the new look showing up in trendier spots all over the Hill.

Maybe my man bun needs some shade?

Yum Cha Where Were You All My Life?

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Alright, before you get the wrong idea about the title. I was introduced to yum cha by a friend. She and I decided to get something to eat between courses and ended up going to a teahouse she knew.

While she was quite familiar with yum cha, it was a new experience for me. Though I will admit that I am getting quite accustomed to it now.

Yum cha is sort of like tea time, at least that is how it was explained to me. But doing a little research on my own I learned that it came from the silk road. Travelers and those that worked the farms along it would go to teahouses for a break. Dim sum is a part of the experience which I am totally down with.

When we got a set served to our table I was a little weary. I’m not a food snob by any means and I will eat just about anything but the thing about the dim sum was, well, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

And that is probably why it blew my mind. Combine with the yum cha it made for the perfect experience.

You should give it a try.