- At the end of February I had reached 16 books read. Still on top of it, if I am to make it to 100 this year!
- Reached 100 comments on this blog!
- It’s the first time ever I’m trying to “review” everything I read… and I have no backlog at the moment!
- WordPress told me that someone subscribed to my blog (I know I have at least two Google subscribers, but this was the first person subscribing via WordPress) and that someone else “liked” one of my posts. (*)
- Now, a blogging doubt: I get more and more comments that seem of dubious nature. They seem to be normal discussion comments, but they feel somehow different. Most of the times, just checking the link is enough, because they point to gaming sites of worse. At times, though, I am not really sure, I wonder if I may be censoring a genuine comment. I do not want to censor discussion on my blog. Yet at the same time I do not always feel at ease with the sites these comments point to. I have been holding back such a comment for a few days, wondering what to do. It doesn’t really look like spam, and yet I do not feel at ease with the idea of my blog pointing towards that blog. How do you deal with this kind of situation?
- On a similar note: how do you feel when someone who has never commented or otherwise interacted with you suddenly starts following and/or “liking” your posts? (*)
(*) I am totally baffled by the way the Internet is stealing words from the English language. To “like” a post is something completely different from what like used to mean before, just as a FaceBook “friend” is not really — not necessarily — a friend. I could “like” and even “share” a post on this subject (if you know of one, please share it with me), but I don’t like the trend.
ETA: I just discovered there’s a name for the type of comment(er)s I was trying to describe: they’re self-promoters. Which made my decision about that one comment I was holding back… I deleted it. Thank you all for your input!