Spam

Nomad Parka Canadian Goose

12 November 2013

PG has been neglecting his spam bucket. Yesterday, he found the following:

Now she is going to Nevada in senator Reid’s residence town and look as an idiot. That’s down out impolite and an American to go in a few after dwelling city and generate a huge spectacle.

The poster was Nomad Parka Canadian Goose

I just couldn’t leave

28 July 2013

A gem from the spam bucket:

I just couldn’t leave your website before suggesting that I really loved the usual info an individual supply in your visitors? Is gonna be again incessantly to check out new posts.

It won’t be a taboo subject

4 May 2013

PG has not visited The Passive Voice’s spam bucket recently.

An interesting dialogue is price comment. I think that it is best to write more on this topic, it won’t be a taboo subject but usually individuals are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers.

Put on jeans along with a Black Sabbath T-shirt if that is definitely that which you have. Go to worship….

Your gorgeous suggestions

20 December 2012

PG has neglected his spam bucket lately. Look what he almost missed.

Thank you a lot for providing individuals with a very wonderful opportunity to read in detail from this website.

It is usually very superb and as well , jam-packed with amusement for me personally and my office co-workers to visit your web site no less than three times a week to read the fresh secrets you have.

And definitely, I am just actually motivated with your gorgeous suggestions served by you. Certain 2 points in this posting are basically the most impressive we have had.

I precisely needed to appreciate you once more

16 November 2012

PG hadn’t consulted the spam bucket lately and was pleased to find another minor masterpiece when he did:

I precisely needed to appreciate you once more.

I am not sure what I could possibly have done in the absence of those opinions revealed by you about such a situation.

It had been the fearsome situation for me personally, nevertheless encountering the very professional avenue you handled the issue made me to leap for joy.

Social Media Myths that Can Cripple Our Author Platform

8 November 2012

From Kristen Lamb’s Blog:

With the good, comes the bad, the ugly and the downright—in my POV—boneheaded observations about social media. My favorites?

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Twitter is not Our Personal Spamming Tool to Sell Books

How many of you loooooove spam? There is nothing you love better than interacting with automatically generated messages. What? No takers?

Every time I warn writers off automation, I get some person who wails in protest the same, exact words. “I am not automating tweets, I am scheduling them.”

All right, let’s peel back the euphemism here. Anything that is posted on the Internet/social media automatically without a flesh and blood human being physically present is SPAM. Of course, when I say this, the spammers“marketers” often howl, “But I spend a lot of time crafting those tweets.” Okay, so you are an eloquent spammer. Better?

Here’s the thing, spam is anything automatically generated for the sole purpose of gaining something from the community. Whether that is for that community to buy a book, look at a link or come to a blog or give us their attention, it doesn’t matter, IT IS SPAM.

Link to the rest at Kristen Lamb’s Blog and thanks to Lynn for the tip.

PG sympathizes with the anti-spam sentiment, but thinks Kristen’s definitions may be a bit overbroad.

To wit, PG needs time for a professional and personal life so he typically prepares several blog posts at a sitting then schedules them to appear, typically at one-hour intervals through the first part of the working day.

He does this for a couple of reasons:

  1. He likes to have each post appear at the top of the blog for a period of time for maximum visibility.
  2. He thinks it’s generally good blog marketing to have fresh information for visitors who check in at various times during the day.

Each blog post automatically generates a tweet on @PassiveVoiceBlg, something else Lynn calls spam. PG does this because he likes to be alerted via Twitter when someone he’s paying close attention to puts up a new blog post. PG’s theory is to try to provide information to followers where they want to consume it – the blog, Twitter or Facebook.

While PG doesn’t like spam, he doesn’t think the quality of the communication on The Passive Voice would be enhanced if he opened up the blog several times per day to manually make a new blog post that immediately appeared, then opened up Twitter to write a tweet about the post then opened up Facebook to make the post there.

Without scheduling and the tools he uses, there would be far fewer blog posts available during the times PG budgets for blog work. He’s never had anyone complain that there is too much info on The Passive Voice and receives more suggestions for blog posts from visitors than he has time to create posts.

OTOH, he certainly understands how the techniques and tools he uses could be misused for spam.

Lynn’s problem may be with Twitter management.

Following people on Twitter is one good way to generate additional followers on Twitter. Unless you’re a rap star, follows and follow-backs are SOP for most Twitter users. However, once you get a lot of followers, the inflow is huge. @PassiveVoiceBlg has over 28,000 followers and PG has followed back a lot of them. During prime time, it’s not unusual for 25 incoming tweets to happen every 5 seconds.

PG won’t go into the details of his Twitter management because he’s about out of budgeted blogging time (at 8:30 PM on Wednesday night), but there are lots of free tools to help manage the flow and bring important/relevant tweets to the surface. Hootsuite is one of the tools PG uses every day, for example. He almost never opens the interface provided by Twitter.

A rattling nice situation

7 August 2012

We haven’t consulted the Spam Filter for wisdom lately.

I like this web blog very much, Its a rattling nice situation to read and obtain info.

“Taint’t worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.”

Thousands of More Enjoyable Periods

25 May 2012

PG’s spam bucket has been sadly neglected. He almost overlooked this gem:

Needed to send you that bit of word to say thanks again with your marvelous techniques you have contributed on this page.

It has been simply generous of people like you to convey freely exactly what a few individuals might have offered for an electronic book in making some bucks on their own, most notably considering the fact that you might have done it in case you decided.

These thoughts additionally served as the fantastic way to be sure that many people have the same zeal just like my own to grasp way more in regard to this matter. I’m sure there are thousands of more enjoyable periods up front for individuals that scan your website.

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