I opened up my phone and it was flooded with “like” notices on my posts from a single person. The interesting thing was that each notice was milliseconds apart (20+) and finished with a single comment:
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog xxxxx. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
The irony of this comment/activity is it comes 24 hours after I read the article “How to become internet famous for $68”, a fascinating insight into fake twitter followers, fake Facebook pages and the dubious system of internet rankings. Follow that up with the old article “How to get 3 million blog views” and you are left with a dirty feeling.
I follow a bunch of bloggers and randomly browse through posts. I often click on those who leave a comment, curious.
I “like” what I “like”, with no other goal than to thank someone for a good post and acknowledge their photo or writing.
Those with dubious or self-promoting intentions are welcome to stay away. This blog isn’t for you and I can see you 1,000 miles away.
I deleted the comment and out of principle, did not go to the site.