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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How To Know Your Blog Is Cool

While I was out there was apparently a discussion on what makes book blogs worthwhile and what makes them lame. There are lots of people who wrote lots of interesting things about it, so all that I want to add is...

I know I'm cool.

Because I've started getting spam comments.

I never used to get them. But someone's decided that my blog is a great place to dump a bunch of random links. I don't want to add the dumb blogger visual verification and I am too technologically illiterate for the cooler options, so for now I'll just be deleting them by hand.


Nymeth said...

I used to get spam, but I actually haven't in a while. Are you implying I'm no longer cool? :P

Alice Teh said...

I have not put anything in place to fight spam and so far not getting it. Maybe I'm lucky. :)

Trish said...

Wow--thanks for the shout out! :) Debi's blog actually directed me to Amy's--so my response is kind of a response to both of them (Debi is so awesome, huh?).

I've noticed your spam--not fun! And I definitely think you're cool--spam or no spam!

Susan said...

I got only a few spam, so maybe my coolness factor came as quickly as it went! :-D I hope you don't have to resort to the word verification.

Marg said...

I wouldn't have gone back to word verification but for a number of weeks I got 20 to 30 spam comments, which got a bit boring after a while!

I think you are cool, spam or not!

Bookfool said...

I've suddenly started getting tons of spam. Does that mean I'm cool? :) I moderate comments, so I was just dumping them, but it became so tiresome that I added word verification. I hate doing that, but it gives me a little peace of mind. Like Marg said, it gets a bit dull after a while. I hated having to reject so frequently.

Amy said...

Of course you're cool. And I'm so glad that's the conversation my post ended up inspiring. (insert eye roll)

I hate spam. :(

Seachanges said...

I hate spam.... It makes me worried and I feel so relieved that in my 'dashboard' I read these ensuring comments that Akismet has protected me from just under 2,500 spam messages... 2,500!! who are these people/sites??

Alyce said...

Well at least I'm in good company. I've been trying to figure out what to do about spam without having to moderate every single comment. Lately I've just been spammed by one particular user, and I wish I knew how to block them. I wish blogger had an easy way to block users that are nasty that way.

If I started getting 2500 spam messages though, I'd have to come up with some other method - that's just crazy!