If you're a lawyer thinking of starting your own blog, here's some insight into what happens behind the scenes with comments. SBM Blog has a comment feature but it isn't live and uncurated. We now have a large regular readership and we think it would be great if the blog could be a catalyst for lively online discussion among our readership. The comments we do get from members of the bar remind us of what a thoughtful and clever membership we have. But a big fly in the ointment is robo-comment -- mass-generated comments from sites seeking to pump up their own stats. We thought you might appreciate a glimpse into what goes on behind the curtain. Here's a comment, received today, to the June 9th post on a free speech case, "The 'My Ex-Girlfriend Wants to Kill Our Baby' Billboard":
So interesting!! it's must be really great! I love massages, cheesecake, and dogs. I enjoy blogging too, I have had a blog for nearly 5 years now.
This particular robo-comment happens to be one of the more grammatical and coherent examples of the genre.