One of the ugly facts of the blogosphere is soft-spamming.
For example, I recently received a comment from another blog re an article I published last month called, “RLS in Saranac.” It was my impressions of a visit to the Robert Louis Stevenson museum in Saranac Lake, NY.
The comment started: “Very nice post!” That was immediately followed by: “I thought you might be interested in my current project.” The project was related to an uncompleted film about Stevenson. And, of course, the project was seeking donations.
This practice is a big turn-off for me.