Free Expression, Not Free Marketing
I think it’s very nice that Google offers free Blogger accounts to any hu-man that would like to record their thoughts, ramblings, shout-outs, or whatever they please to use for personal reasons.
What is flat out evil are the people that take advantage of this free space and create Marketing Blogs that just have a bunch of posts with keywords for whatever it is they are trying to sell, picture of said items, or just nothing but links to what they are trying to sell.
This is also along the same lines of Comment Spam. The post I wrote concerning the Bridge Pedal had 4 spam comments in one day. I don’t care about Free Kitten T-Shirts, Cialis, Pharmicuticals or ANYTHING.
This blog is for PERSONAL use and PERSONAL comments. It’s bad enough I have to change e-mail addresses because I can no longer be bothered to sift through the THOUSANDS of SPAM i get per day.
The reason I bring this up is because of the “Next Blog” Button.
I clicked on the button out of curiousity. I wanted to see a complete stranger’s blog and what they would write about it. Instead, I had to click through 4 SPAM-BLOGS, before I got to a real blog that was actually in a different language. Some blogs even get rid of the Blogger tool-bar, or just the “Flag” button so they couldn’t be flagged as being in violation of the useage terms.