Lately I've been slowly, and reluctantly, turning off the commenting feature on my blog. It distresses me to do this but the comment spammers have been getting out of hand. There have been days when I've had to spend an hour deleting all their crap. Part of the problem is that my blog software doesn't allow for easy deletion. But the other problem is that in their quest to improve their google rankings, they try to get their URLs linked to as many sites as possible. With easy access to mine they've been merrily posting away.
Since I've been turning off the commenting though it's been more under control. The older posts with known URLs to the spammers are now off-limits to them. It's too bad, because I'd really like for people to continue commenting on them, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I'm trying to keep the more recent posts open though. I really like having the comments because I like to see how people react to my writing, and I think the conversations my posts sometimes spawn can be really interesting.
Really posted 11/17.