I started this blog about two years ago primarily to try out this not-so-new-anymore thing called blogging and to give myself an incentive to write. Seemed like a great way to nudge myself off the couch, put some thoughts together coherently, and try to present them with wit and conviction and a somewhat skillful use of the English language. I didn’t care too much about getting actual readers, which is a good thing because I didn’t get them.
The wordpress stats did show a small number of visitors – one to three on most days. Who were these people and how were they finding this site? I didn’t know, but they seemed to be leaving a lot of comments, mostly with no connection to anything in the blog. They were sometimes in foreign languages; more frequently, the words were English but the way they were strung together conjured the image of aliens trying (and failing) to pass for Americans. For example:
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It brings a tear to my eye every time I read it.
I assume this gibberish is coming from some kind of automated bot but that assumes someone bothered to write code to go find random sites and inject this gibberish into them. I have no idea why anyone would bother to do this. But I didn’t worry too much about it as the blog is primarily for myself.
In the last week, however, I am seeing 10-20 visitors per day, and clicks on specific blog posts which I never saw before. Does this just mean the bots are getting more plentiful and sophisticated? Or are these actual human readers? If the latter, would you please just leave a brief comment to let me know you’re not a bot? Thanks. You recognize thus significantly when it comes to this topic.