Well, I held out for as long as I could. I really did. When I first started this blog, the comment spam was none to minimal. But as time has gone on, the spam became more frequent until, now, I am being bombarded with it almost every single hour.
I’m tired of getting nonsensical ads for watches, purses, jewelery, promises to increase the size of body parts that I do not possess, or spam that is just plain lewd. The sneakiest offenders are those who try to pass themselves off as legitimate readers with “Hey, I love your blog” comments, but when you look at the link to their website, it is obvious that they are a spammer trying to sneak in a link to their dubious website and up their search engine ranking.
I’m a patient person, but enough is enough. So, effective immediately, you must now register to post a comment on this blog. I’m sorry I had to do this. I really am. I’ve never wanted to discourage comments from legitimate readers so I’ve always tried to make commenting as easy and painless as possible. Unfortunately, I can’t be so accomodating anymore.
The registration process may not entirely stop spammers but, hopefully, it will slow them down a bit. And I’ll still be moderating comments to make sure no spammers try to sneak in.
I hope this won’t discourage you legitimate readers from commenting on my blog. I really love reading your thoughts and I would be sad if nobody ever commented anymore.
The registration process is pretty simple and only takes a minute. Just scroll down to the Meta section (on the right side of the blog), click on the Registration link, and follow the instructions.
Thank you for your understanding!