Thursday, March 14, 2013

Housekeeping (Guest Posts, and Spam)

Hello everyone, just some housekeeping for this post.

First off, I've had to temporarily stop accepting guest posts. With work, school and my pregnancy I am finding it difficult to be able to respond to people quickly. Eventually I hope to be able to accept guest posts again because I do very much enjoy being able to host other people's thoughts on my blog.

Secondly, like many other bloggers, I am seeing a huge rise in spam comments. Google filters most of these comments, and I have comment moderation turned on, but sometimes they still manage to get through. Spam comments typically use words, phrases or entire sentences culled from around the Web or even my own post to get around Google's spam filters. They then add a link to whatever it is they want to shill.

Although I can typically spot spam comments, some will still go through. If you see a comment that is spam, feel free to let me know (either email me - it's on the sidebar - or comment on the post, although your comment will disappear when I delete the original spam comment). However, please maintain a general tone of civility and remember the spammer is never going to come back to see your comment.

Thanks much, and I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.