So of course last week I posted a link to bloginterviewer.com so that folks might vote for my blog and perhaps draw more readers.
Since then, my simple little blog has been bombarded by spam comments. This irks me to no end. It's amazing to me how opportunistic punks will do their best to penetrate the smallest chink to try to get you to buy their service, their crap, their whatever. I know it's just the way of things and I'm used to this kind of bullshit, but the fact that it exists just sometimes makes me want to scream.
I'm not trying to make any money off anything. If I do anything, I'll monetize for a few cents to keep my bank account for getting overdrawn. I have no dream that blogging could make me rich. I don't even want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable and have some fun sometimes.
It just hurts me very deeply that my silly little ramblings have been thus polluted just when it starts to get a small following. It makes the satisfaction less enjoyable.
So, thanks to the bots and spammers, I've changed my comment settings. You'll have to punch in the code and I have to approve them all. I hope this doesn't deter anyone (a REAL person who might actually want to read my blog) from commenting. I do enjoy comments.
Much luck in your own blogging endeavors. Maybe together somehow we can fight these blood-sucking leeches who prowl the blogsphere.