I am confused

I admit to not being the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, or the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I am totally bewildered by activity on my blog and the subsequent 121 notifications to comments that came into my email this afternoon.

I love to hear from my readers.
I love the participation from readers with the Three Things Challenge, Fibbing Friday and my Take Seven posts.
I love it when somebody likes what I’ve written.
But I am as confused as hell that someone has been through my blog today and ‘liked’ nearly 70 comments made by myself or other people on posts.
I appreciate them being read, and liking of several, but all of them? What gives?
I blog for fun, not for stat numbers.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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35 Responses to I am confused

  1. I have a few of these, mostly from the eastern part of the year. Yesterday, one hit 27 posts. This person was selling trips is part the. Someone hit a number of posts and they are selling washing machines.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I know it can be very annoying! I had someone liking almost every comment I made on several different posts all of the time! My comments may be brilliant (When and if I comment) but REALLY!!!!!!!

  3. Jen Goldie says:

    That’s not true. Your comments are very supportive.
    Someone suggested it is a way to get followers. But its mean and floods our mail.
    I asked someone (a “Friend”) if they’d read some stories I’d written on a new site I had specifically for those stories. Next thing I know within a minute or two I had likes on all of them flooding my email. They weren’t even read. To me that was uncalled for and wished I’d never asked them. I’m thinking about taking that site down.

  4. Maggie says:

    That’s why I started closing posts to comments after 30 days. It’s most likely spam.

  5. I picked up a ‘blogger’ recently, who has gone through and liked most of the stuff I’ve written for the past two years! I just delete the emails, and don’t open them. I fear a spammer or someone selling something. It’s sad when that happens, but the disclaimer will hopefully at least stop some of it. P.S. You’re a GREAT blogger, why wouldn’t you get dozens of likes?? 😉

    • Ha, you are so kind Melanie. I love the likes on my posts and get a fair few, but likes on comments, and so many in one day by one person? Not a single like on a post by the way.
      I clear my emails every day as they are usually just notifications. Personal stuff goes somewhere else.

  6. trishsplace says:

    Have you changed something in your settings? You do write a lot too.

    • No. I’ve noticed this guy before but not quite so many as today. Some were four or five comments on one post and he just ‘liked’ the lot. Must admit, I am a bit of a windbag sometimes!!

  7. That happens to me also and they not only like my posts, but them they like all the comments also. I actually hate this as if somebody can like 5 of my posts in the same minute, then I know for sure that they didn’t read them.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    I have not been on my blog until really late in the day of late and I have noticed this strange activity too. I agree it a pain!

  9. Fandango says:

    You’ve been spammed!

  10. Sadje says:

    I wouldn’t know if someone likes my comments. I’ve turned off those notifications.

  11. murisopsis says:

    Yep. I got the same thing – every comment I’ve ever made on your posts was liked with a email notification from Operation X. And the thing is they don’t even have a WP account! I just deleted the comments. So annoying!

  12. Ian Kay says:

    I reckon it’s the WP Elves drumming up traffic.

    Btw, have you noticed the new “native sponsored posts” appearing amongst your posts, Di? It’s happening on all free plan blogs now and I expect it’s going to get worse. I’m even tempted to pay now but I keep seeing negative views from those who do pay, so is it worth it?

  13. EpicMat says:

    I’m probably late but just wanted to say this is probably why they recommend auto closing comments after 30 days to avoid spam or just slowing down the site. Best of luck to you

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