Don’t Scoff, Spam Authors

What fouled minds who

Have nothing positive

No one kind to fill their

Lives, that they must

Write vile paragraphs daily

To blog offering not a

Scintilla of content which

Should attract revoltingly

Vulgar, offensive comments 

That disrespect them

As well as this author

My readers don’t see

Putrid bombs in Spam

But it’s no less discouraging

To create a poetry site

And receive unsolicited filth…

We are all accountable for

Words we speak and write

Don’t scoff, the Sovereign God*

Will acquit or condemn

On Judgment Day

“The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure. But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:35-37, The Berean Study Bible (

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28 thoughts on “Don’t Scoff, Spam Authors

    • It’s really wearing on my spirit, because the comments are (English and foreign languages) and daily–not sure if I should make this site Private and just invite my regular readers… Thanks much for your comment, Janet ❤ Blessings on your weekend ❤

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  1. I think WordPress tries to get those off line prior to them being seen but sometimes they just can’t get them all out. I am sorry you are dealing with this my friend. I too had a shocking picture sent to me. I was going to show my husband and it was gone. It is too bad that a few have to make it difficult. However my friend there are so many beautifully talented and kind people on WordPress I refuse to give those few the ability to hurt me. Instead I just keep going. Don’t be slowed by these folks. Have a wonderful weekend. Love ya Joni


  2. This kind of awfulness happened to me for a while until I realized that:
    1: it was probably triggered by the words I used as tags (or in a title) – I stopped using “children” for instance and it made all the difference.
    2: it wasn’t personal.
    3: most likely many of those comments weren’t from actual people, but “bots” or automatic responses from websites that wanted me to click on them.
    4: there is a section in the WP settings where you can block comments that contain certain words. I have not used it, but you might find it useful.
    5. there are nasty people in the world including online. I can only hope the good ones will prevail!

    I understand how it can feel like a sucker punch reading that trash. Your poem is a perfect summation. Perhaps look at what your tags (or titles) contain. We shouldn’t have to censor ourselves but I find it is not a big deal and saves me much aggravation.
    Whew…hope this isn’t too much advice!!
    I agree with Joni – just keep going!!

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  3. I am so saddened to hear that you have suffered this way. Don’t give up. Have you informed WordPress? They have systems for blocking this pernicious evil. Please don’t be brought down by it. None of it is personal. Very best wishes for better times ahead .

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  4. I too am sorry to hear that you are having this sort of response. You have a very fluid style of writing. Don’t let a few ‘rotten apples’ spoil it all for you. Possibly, they are jealous of your abilities. Not everyone has the talent to write poetry, and sometimes those who do not show their immaturity by placing such comments. I would try to ignore it for the riff-raff that it is. You have chosen a good scripture for a response. Each will certainly answer for his / her own deeds and words in this life. I take comfort in knowing that God is on my side. Have a Blessed Weekend!


    • What a lovely comment, TK–thank you times a million! The gates of hell shall not prevail against those of us who are on God’s side 🙂 ❤ You have a blessed weekend too!


  5. I’m sorry this is happening to you. I’ve not encountered many issues of this type with WordPress and I am using their filter for words I don’t want to see.

    I promote others in my blog, which began in 2015. I ran a weekly prompt differently then I do now. I used to share links of others in my post to promote their blog. I was very careful about who I promoted. (family-friendly blogs only).

    I do a review of both of my blogs in their entirety frequently. My last review was to check those links. Well, bloggers come and go and some change their content. Lo and behold, I found a couple of links to porn sites and many broken links. It’s very time-consuming but worth the time spent.

    You have a lovely blog so don’t give up but be aware of what can happen.


    • Eugenia, I’m so sorry that I am just now finding your comment. Thank you very much for your thoughtful words. I hope to be back to blogging soon. Thanks again, for everything.


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