For the love

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of spam.

No, not the meaty and gooey pork product, though I do love me some of that stuff fried and then put into a grilled cheese sammich! But, I digress. Distracted by food. That’s easy to do…

Anyway, I have had an increase in followers the last week or two. While it is nice to see that number go up, it’s kind of irritating to know that a large number of those are just really spam accounts. They aren’t real followers. Just garbage producers of crappy, repetitive, and unhelpful marketing advice and products. Oh, and throw in the motivational and weird stuff too. You would think that WordPress would have a way of detecting and eliminating this garbage.

Someone once said there was a way to limit this (I think it was something about requiring an email address, but I can’t remember for sure), but at the time I didn’t want to do it because I wanted to give the best, most wide-open access possible. Maybe that is a bad idea, maybe not.

Anyway, rather than going that direct, I thought I would try an experiment. Wanna help with the social media test, an unofficial survey of sorts? It’s gonna require that you do something…

If you are a real follower and actually read the blog, leave a comment – a very specific comment – “Not spam.”

Seriously, I wanna see if this works. I may use this to weed out the followers who aren’t really following. So, if you wanna stay in the know, DO IT!


  1. Curt Gilman · November 20, 2020

    Ha! Not spam. Although I do like spam and eggs for breakfast every now and then.


    • backuphill · November 20, 2020

      Thanks for taking the unofficial survey. There are two likes on the post and I don’t believe either of them are real people.

      I’ll have to try that particular food combo some time. Haven’t tried that one.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jesska · November 20, 2020

    Not spam


    • backuphill · November 21, 2020

      Thanks for stopping in and letting me know you are real. I appreciate it!


  3. pnwacadian · November 21, 2020

    Not spam, though we’re ready to throw Spam in Olympia…like s loads! Keep sharing your insights, it keeps us grounded & connected.


    • backuphill · November 22, 2020

      Thanks for stopping in and thanks for the encouragement too! I appreciate both.


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