I've been feeling some frustration lately on the blog-front. I've noticed recently that I've had a lot of comment spam going on around here. I've noticed it on newer posts, and even older posts. It is frustrating! I know a lot of blogs have sponsors who post adds on their page. I think this is a great thing for people to do, and if I would ever happen to accumulate more than a couple hundred followers, I might look into it. BUT, I do not advertise for free on my blog unless it's for someone I know or for a good cause! It is so not okay for people to advertise their products and services freely in my comment section! Especially when they're advertising cigarettes or something else that I would DEFINITELY not promote! I try to delete them as soon as I find them. However, If I'm getting comment spam on posts that are months old, I'm obviously not going to catch it all.
Soooo, what does this mean? It means that I'm going to have to do what I've never wanted to do: add word verification to my comment section. I've read a lot of blog posts from people who are anti-word-verification. A lot of people say it's a pointless hassle, and even that it's rude for bloggers to add it to their page. Well I'm going to have to diasagree with those people! I'm sick of the spam comments cluttering my comment space, and it's not fair that they are trying to advertise for free when I could be getting paid!
Anyway, I apologize for any inconvenience, but you will now have to type a barely recognizable, nonsensical word every time you leave a comment :-) I hope this fixes that problem! If not, I guess I'll have to go to screening all of my comments before I publish them.
I'll be back tomorrow with a (hopefully) more exciting post! I can't seem to get any writing inspiration, even though I've got some fun things going on in my life: I joined a creative writing class at church, I'm continuing to learn to play the violin, I may be helping my mom begin a blog for our church website, I'm continuing to plan our proposed vacation daily, and I think spring has finally sprung. So you will probably be hearing about some of these things soon!