Brooklyn Orchids Featured on Orchids Made Easy

Lil’ ol’ me at an orchid nursery

The wonderful Ryan and Laura over at Orchids Made Easy asked me for an interview (awww, shucks) about how I got into orchids and my blog that you’re reading right now. Of course I agreed to the interview! Read the interview here to find out more about my foray into the world of orchids and how I got started blogging about them. I talk about my favorite orchid, and offer up what in my humble opinion are a couple of the best tips for orchid growing.

I’d like to say a big thank you to Ryan and Laura for featuring me and my blog! It’s so great to know that people are actually visiting my site and learning from it in the process. Anything to help out our fellow orchid lovers.  🙂

Oh — and while I’m at it: happy summer to everyone! Hope you all got to enjoy the long weekend and eat some tasty grilled foodstuffs…I know I sure did.

Spam: It’s What’s for Dinner

I would like to talk about the fact that I’m getting more spam comments these days. You know the type: the random generic comments that are clearly outsourced by really crappy websites in an effort to increase linkbacks. They’re the comments that barely pass for English—sometimes they aren’t in English at all—and are not at all relevant to my content. But the results are, quite honestly, hilarious. Some examples:

Comment on the post Beginner Tips on How to Grow Phalaenopsis Orchids: You made some first rate points there. I regarded on the internet for the problem and located most people will go along with with your website. Commenter Name: “porn”

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Comment on “How to Water a Phalaenopsis Orchid“: About time! Someone with some information on this. You’d think considering how popular Comic Book Adaptations are nowadays, some information would actually be pretty easy to find. Apparently not. Anyway, thanks for this! I appreciate it! Commenter Name: “ip camera.”

Really, “ip camera”? Did I talk about “Comic Book Adaptations” in my post about how to water orchids? Couldn’t you at least make your comment more generic? Of course, there is also a random, really long comment in Russian with lots of links to what I’m sure are Russian dating porn sites. And then there’s a comment with links to see videos of girls with big…well, you know.

It’s not like these spam comments I’m getting are in any way unique to my blog; every blog receives some amount of spam. I think in a way, the fact that I’m getting more spam comments is a good thing—it means that more people are coming across my site somehow. At least WordPress has a good spam filter that catches these suckers so I can delete them…only after laughing at them and sharing the worst offenders with you, naturally. 🙂