Fruit Flies Right Up the Spinning Spam

fly 3About a year ago, I took a short break from deep thoughts and posted a short recommendation on how to rid your home of the scourge of fruit flies. For a short spin on homespun remedies (with a touch of evil fun), it did okay on the stats pages.  It apparently also served to attract another ubiquitous pest.

A few published posts later, I found I had a blogging spam folder, and it was filled with hundreds of messages.  Apparently spam is quite fruitful and multiplies like uh, flies.  Of course, I had to go through them to double-check that a real message wasn’t lost.  Hey, I love my readers!  However, by the time I was done, I was ready to eat fruit flies on toast; pretty much anything tastes better on toast, except Vegemite, and maybe tofu.

fly 3As I perused and deleted, I noticed most of them were attached to only a few posts:  any of the linked blogging awards I’d received from fellow writers;  my story called,  “Our Home and Native Braves”, which I figured was more vulnerable because it was also published on the Readers Digest website; and that fruit fly message.

Girl Vacuum WineBecause the point of that post was a mundane chore, it made the comments about it seem even more insane absurd, which actually, made getting through that overwhelming task much easier. I could have worked at it with  bottles a glass of wine, but that likely would have drawn out the experience and have me thinking about fruit fly appetizers more seriously.  So instead, I spent the rest of the time imagining the comments were real and sent by genuinely impressed fans.

In that vein, (employ imaginations now), I share with you some of the excited messages of joy for learning about how to get rid of fruit flies:

I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet viewers, its really really fastidious article.

May I simply say what a comfort to find somebody who really understands what they’re discussing over the internet. You definitely realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.

More and more people ought to look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular because you most certainly possess the gift.

Wow, this article is good, my sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to tell her.

Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you.

“Magnificent publish, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already.

Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post.

Hi there, You’ve done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.  I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.

fly 3My personal favorites:

Good post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

Its like you learn my thoughts! You seem to grasp a lot about this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something.

You need to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites on the net.  I am going to highly recommend this site!

Now that I know I have contributed so deeply and meaningfully to society, my work here is done.  At least until after I finish celebrating this auspicious new year in my life on this day.

‘Til next week or so, you have wonderful days too, friends.


29 thoughts on “Fruit Flies Right Up the Spinning Spam

  1. Happy Birthday Robyn! Your writing is so amazing that you can draw world-wide acccolades for a fruit fly piece. Whew! Someday, I’ll be a pro like that. Ha! I’ve seen comments like that on other blogger’s posts. No mattter how you respond, they never come back, even if you heckle them. I think it may be students being taught to respond to blogs (by search criteria) in a course of some type. Alkthough their Engish is decent, it is obviously not their first language as the syntax and such are incorrect and awkward. It wouldn’t surprise me if they were Indian or Pakistani – judging by the rythym of fthe writing.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday again and may your International readership continue tp grow..


    • Thank you Paul! I really did have a good laugh at my varied readership. Actually, there are companies that pay you to write comments on other posts and if you manage to get that comment accepted, you get paid. Someone sent me a job ad about it not too long ago because they thought I could benefit from my writing a little. Quite the scamming business.

      And you are up very early on this fine Monday.


  2. I remember that fruit-fly posting,. And I stood, with vacuum cleaner (for three months) ready to suck. Not a single (s)ucking fly. A long dry summer. (I even poured myself the occasional wine to try and attract some). Usually the place is riddled with fruit flies. Oh no! You wanted them all for yourself. I think (now) that you vacuum cleaner remedy sucked. (Great posting by the way, Robyn).

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      • Way to make me have a good laugh at the start of my birthday! I have occasionally wondered if you ever tried that method during your FF season, but I always forgot to ask whenever we chatted. I am glad to have got the follow-up. Thanks for the post compliment.

        And, thank you so much for the Happy Birthday!


  3. OH.


    Happy Dang Birthday shugg!!!

    GAWD, don’t chu just hate when peopl put all those exclams after a sentence? Forgive me, this is extra spesh.

    But those spammers. Hahaha
    I should make a post of spammers …OH AND THE SEARCHERS. Did you know I am linked #1 to Victoria’s Secret. I have YET to receive one pay check from google. I get right tickled. It isn’t as bad now as it was with my new blog.

    Crazy ones. See, that’s something to celebrate. Crazy people. Have a drink on me Robyn. Sweet girl. Enjoy life and all of its abundance. Once again, happy birthday to my one and only. ☺️


    • Thanks Lisa!! I will be partaking in your birthday wish in a few hours and without a doubt that drink will be truly representative of you! Thank you so much for the birthday thoughts and wishes and love.. ❤ you too!!!


  4. Happy birthday. Thank you for a particularly important, gifted, good, cool, valid, magnificent, informative, great, incredibly wonderful, and fastidious post.


  5. Happy belated Birthday, Robyn!
    Personally, I can’t imagine a world without a Blog Woman. Of course, it could be the pain meds speaking, but let’s not ruin the moment, shall we?


    • You’re not too late, I still have 8 hours left of it, so thanks for that.

      On the other hand, I could be up for testing the efficacy of those pain meds with a well placed nudge. Even super heroes have an edge now and then. 😉

      I also hope you’ve been enjoying reading the comments on your last post, Robert. It’s good for a guy to see how much he means to people. Make sure you keep taking good care, or else.


  6. Robyn, I love that your story about fruit flies was a hit! It sounds like you had a a lot of helpful and interesting advice to give. It always surprises me which posts of mine get the most responses. And then sometimes I’ll think something might really resonate and then… crickets! Maybe I need to draw in some fruit flies 🙂 Happy Birthday, Blog Woman!! May this year be one filled with succulent pleasure and juicy adventures and whatever your beautiful self desires.


    • Oh, I can’t tell you how much I relish the idea of getting any, let alone many, succulent pleasure(s) and juicy adventures. Whatever that turns out to be, it sounds divine! Hear that, Universe? Throwin’ it out there!! 😀

      Thanks so much, Diahann. I’ll hope for you the magic of fruit flies. Honestly, I really don’t get it myself, what will draw people in from week to week. I guess that’s why, at the crux of it, we need to be writing for ourselves.


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