I’m not talking about this Spam
I’m talking about this spam: 2090 spam comments.
That is from today alone. OMG.
The reason I close comments on posts that are older than 7 days is because it drastically cuts down on my spam, and I have various WordPress plug-ins in place that are supposed to block spam, but the hackers and spammers sure got my number the past 24 hours.
Probably 500 of those comments slipped through into my email and I’ve been getting notifications on them all. <—Email hell much?
I sat down with a bowl, actually a few bowls, of buttered popcorn + stevia and went to work cleaning and clearing the spam.
I added various IP addresses, URLs, certain words and phrases to my Comment Blacklist section, in the Settings Tab under “Discussion” in your Dashboard. The Comment Blacklist is a very helpful tool for any WP bloggers.
And in other matters, I was pooped on three times by birds in one day today. Oh, the joy. Hopefully I’m good to go and safe for a decade or so now. The birds hopefully have it all out of their system (pun intended) as far as I’m concerned. I have a bird phobia for this very reason!
Skylar loves to join in for yoga.
From my last post about Weekend Mornings & Less Sensitive, it was fun to read what you like to do to start off your weekend, or any, morning.
And for those with food allergies, intolerances, or challenges, as I mentioned, I have become less sensitive to gluten over time, but as I mentioned, only because I feel I have healed my gut. Food sensitivies are such a challenge and require so much trial and error and experimentation.
1. If you have a blog, do you get spam?
Any tips, tricks, plugins (with a link would be great) or suggestions for how to reduce spam would be awesome!
Or if you have email-reducing spam techniques, would love to hear those, too!
Edited & Updated to Add:
I entered the API Key into the Askimet plug-in that I installed from my WordPress dashboard and I have had zero spam get through that I am getting email notifications on since then!
Yay for Askimet and the plugin!
2. Ever been pooped on?
Yes, by tons of birds, my cats and dogs when we had pets, and Skylar when she was a baby. I think every mother goes through that, though.
So on that joyous note, it’s time to think about something easy for dessert:
Special K Bars with Chocolate Frosting sound great to me right now.
3. Tell me about your weekend! What’s been going on?