The Flip Side of a Big Audience

This post refers to smarterware.org

Gina Trapani on having a big audience:

Like mosquitoes to a lightbulb at night, high visibility attracts spammers. Seven percent of the comments I receive on a given post on Google+ can be spam. Seven percent! Not to mention the daily trolling, harassment, and for women, weekly messages from men who feel the need to share their opinion on your physical appearance.

Tripani’s post is a cautionary tale for anyone who wishes they had a five or six digit Twitter follower number and thousands of unique visitors a month on their blog. It seems like she isn’t alone. I have heard other bloggers talk about how buried they can be with e-mails. I myself am striving just for a regular readership, no matter what the size.