Blog Post Leads to Free Lunch – for Someone Else…

I’ve always secretly hoped that someday I’ll realize some financial benefit from writing my blog.

After seven years, I’m still waiting.

I think I have a better chance of keeping my students awake during an accounting lecture.

But then I received the following comment on one of my blog posts:

An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch due to the fact that I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this matter here on your site.

And so while I didn’t receive any financial reward for the blog post, at least somebody did.

And that’s gotta count, right?

P.S. This comment was in my spam folder, which brings into play the whole idea that maybe there is no such thing as a free lunch…

*image from the Lima Rotary


71 thoughts on “Blog Post Leads to Free Lunch – for Someone Else…

    1. surprisingly there was no link. but do have several spam comments that appear to be written in Russian. I even translated one using Google translate, hoping it might be some get rich quick offer…

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      1. I reckon about half of the ones I get have that kind of script. I often wonder what they say but if they’re like the ones allegedly written in English they probably aren’t worth the risk or the time.

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  1. I’m never sure how much people make from their blogs but I find the ads very intrusive and don’t bother reading them any more. i think the amount is quite small so it’s not worth it in my opinion. why not work to get your articles published in mainstream media and get paid properly, and well.

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    1. yes, I am annoyed when there are ads on blog posts as well.

      I’d try to get my articles published in mainstream media, but I know there would be no interest…


      1. Don’t think that way. There is always someone waiting to read an article such as you’d write, you just need to research a little to find the outlet. Even if you write for peanuts (a copy of the mag) to start with you’ll find your market eventually. You can write, you’ve proven it with these blogs. There will be rejections but you’ll overcome those, so go on, trust yourself, what have you got to lose?

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  2. Those spam comments all seem to be the same four or five used over and over. None of mine have ever mentioned free lunch. Maybe this is the real deal. Some bloggers put a “buy me a cup of coffee” paypal link on their blog. Instead, I put a “buy my book” link in the sidebar. It’s not clear to me if anyone’s ever used it… but I think not.

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  3. Lol, I share the same sentiments on blogging and money. I don’t think the two will ever intersect for me. Either that, or I’ll have to totally overhaul the way I do things.

    And that comment seems legit though, not something a bot would say. So many legit comments have entered my Spam folder as well. Best way to find out? Just google the comment and see if it appears anywhere else.


    1. Also, sometimes I get a comment and I have no idea if it’s spam or not… I will typically approve it and say “thanks” cautiously LOL a comment is a comment LOL haha

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      1. yes, same here. there are some comments that get past the spam checker, but it’s hard to tell if it’s real. I usually take the same approach as you…


    2. it’s just a numbers game. you write enough nonsensical posts, you’re bound to get some crazy comments…

      but if you want, I can start copying some of my spam and posting them as a comment to your blog posts… πŸ™‚

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  4. If its in the spam folder then it must have been a free lunch after all that is where I get my most complimentary comments! “This post is amazing and your blog is the bestest one I ever come across. By the way do you need help with keywords as I think it crime such a life changing post is not seen by more person”

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