Many of us dream of island sunsets and endless beaches. I have written a few photo essays about this kind of family vacation. One of them, Aruba, Natalie Holloway, Bad Hair and Photos, recently received a spike in views. Classmates reported Natalie missing ten years ago last weekend. I included a waiter’s conspiracy theory in my post, drawing legit traffic.
Unfortunately slimy spammers also staked out turf on my Aruban beach. They left comments like, “I found your website quite by accident. I were tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided vibrant transparent idea.”
Yep. Spam found its new digs.
Sometimes the same spammer stretched out on a lawn chair to work on their tan once an hour. Then others joined in the fun. They arrived at my Aruban post, pitched their umbrellas and played beach volleyball. I’ve labeled each pesky comment as “Spam!” to teach Askimet the Spam Filter, only Askimet must be on a beach vacation too.
This made me wonder.
Is there something about Aruba that is attracting them like cockroaches to crumbs under a picnic table?
Are the photographs seducing them into a visit?
Have they found a secret portal to my blog?
Are spammers camping out in one of my photographs?
Is Askimet partying down on the beach with them?
I have no idea why spam has blown a hole in the filter to an old post, but I’ve been finding spammy comments for days. Now I dream of spam-free island sunsets and endless beaches.
What do you think?