A Note to the Plethora of New HR Bloggers

Dear New HR Bloggers,

Welcome to the blogosphere! We’re happy to have you. Honest. But, for the love of Pete will you stop posting comments to my blog that say things like this:

“Great Blog! www.mynewhrblog.com”

“I also have something to say. www.mynewhrblog.com”


“For other business posts, www.mynewhrblog.com”

Seriously. It bugs the snot out of me and I delete those comments.

What you can say is:

“I totally disagree with the underlying premise in your answer. Clearly blah, blah, blah and blah, blah, blah, but I think that alien life forms really were involved in this. www.mynewhrblog.”


“That reminds me of a funny story. [then share story]. I put the rest of my thoughts here: www.mynewhrblog.com/funnystory”

See the difference? The first set is simply you trying to get readers by Spamming my blog (and all the other HR bloggers’ blogs). The second is you participating in the discussion. If you make good comments, people will come to your blog to see what you have to say. If you just give a link, people say, “ew, spam.”

I honestly do welcome you to the blogosophere and I welcome your comments. Just not your spam.

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11 thoughts on “A Note to the Plethora of New HR Bloggers

  1. Go to rehaul.com
    Go to rehaul.com
    Go to rehaul.com

    Oh wait. DON'T do that? But how else are people supposed to hear about my cool blog?

  2. Hmmmm… I thought it was called a blag. Must be doing this wrong. 😀

  3. Ha ha ha

    Thanks Evil for sparing us all the pain and deleting the spam.


  4. Thanks Evil HR Lady for being the example to the rest of us Evil HR People. Love your blog!

  5. I’ll assume your Web guru already knows about this, but just in case …

    Akismet (http://akismet.com/) makes a WordPress plug-in that’s quite adept at limiting comment spam. Hope this helps.

    (Is it still okay to add “nice blog!” ?)

    1. Mike,

      Yes! She installed askimet. But thanks for telling me because if I didn’t have a web guru I would be clueless. And you can definitely add “nice blog!” Come back!

  6. I hate the word “plethora” as here in the San Francisco Bay area all the kids seem to think it makes them sound smart.

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