It has been almost 6 months since I started my blog and up until this week, I had received only a couple spam comments during that time. However, for some reason, I have received 3 or 4 spam comments in this past week alone, primarily on older posts. I don’t understand why all of a sudden I am now getting a rash of these unsavory comments but I don’t want links for male “enhancement” products etc. “dirtying” up my blog. If possible, I’d like to nip this in the bud so, for now, I have decided to enable the Word Verification feature for comments.
It really saddens me to have to resort to this because I know most people dislike having to type those Word Verification letters when they want to leave a comment. As you probably know, another option would be for me to turn on the “Comment Moderation” feature instead of the Word Verification but if I use the Comment Moderation, your comments would not appear until I had a chance to approve them. With me running back and forth to the house in Hooterville, I might not get a chance to approve your comments right away and I’d really like for comments to appear as soon as you leave them.
If you have a preference… Word Verification or Comment Moderation…please feel free to let me know. (To use both would be redundant so it would be either one or the other.)
Again, I apologize for this inconvenience to you. Please know I only plan on using one of these features for a short time, in an effort to see if it will encourage the spammers to go elsewhere.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.