In recent weeks I’ve received an abundance of comments on blog posts– thank you network of readers for the support. I’ve been getting some pingbacks which essentially means someone is linking to something you have posted in your blog. Ryan Bretag of the Four-Eyed Technologist recently gave me a pingback b/c I blogged about something he was blogging about too (although it was a confessional about what I do when I’m not engaged in the professional learning<blush>). That’s okay Ryan I stand by what I said. Ryan’s pingback is legitimate. But I have been getting some ODDLY suspicious pingbacks too. The first one I just got so happy for the pingback, I automatically approved (since my blog is moderated.) But since then, everytime I write a new post, I get the same kind of pingback, all looking way to similar and weird. You can see them in Technorati for this blog’s profile. Scan down the links to my blog, they’ll kind of stick out b/c they all begin the same…Here is a picture of one:
I have since unapproved the one I let slip through, but each time I write new content, I get another pingback in the guise of a comment awaiting approval. CREEPY. Downright creepy. The blogs they came from are sometimes filled with ads, and all their posts seem very shallow and lame. I am wondering if this is the new “spam” for blogs. Anyway, I feel like my blog is under attack. But I’m not alone. Another blogger i read is getting the same kind of pingbacks. No names–sorry–but I did drop an email and ask him to investigate it. Now I will wait on the weird Pingback for this post to (hey spammer–I’m on to you!!)
Legitimate reders, your thoughts?