I started BetterECM because a friend kept bugging me and hounding me last year. And the day I launched BetterECM I had only one reader, me. Then something really cool started happening. People started reading BetterECM and they liked it. The number of readers continued to grow steadily and then one day it happened.
All of a sudden I started getting strange comments. Spam! So, you know things are a bit strange when you can measure the success of a blog by the volume of comment spam you are getting.
And now, with nine days until the first birthday of BetterECM, the number of spam comments has gone over that magical metric of 10,000! As a matter of fact, as I write this the number of spam comments is up to 10,012.
What is really strange is that thankfully nobody ever gets to see them since Askimet which is provided by WordPress.com catches 98% of the spam and I get notified when a comment is posted. I delete any spam comments that slip through ASAP.
So, my question is, why do they do it?
Oh, yeah. Thanks Trudy, for pushing me to start BetterECM! I have really enjoyed the experience and learned a great deal from my readers and other colleagues that I now read on a regular basis.