Sunday, February 10, 2013


Okay, as you can tell I've been absent from blogging for a bit.  There's a long story behind it that I want to share.  I also have new posts ready to go and a fun give-away planned for a very special reason. 

However. . . I need the help of experienced bloggers out there!

I am getting killed with spam comments.  There are tons of them daily!!! Has this happened to you?

I am deleting them every day, but I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to stop them.  I am going to go ahead with new posts, but I can't do a give-away where you leave a comment to enter when my comments are being so terribly spammed!  It makes me so angry!  Don't these people have anything better to do?  I know it's probably some evil program that just blasts them, but someone had to come up with that!

Sadly, I have added word verification to my comments now because of it.   I didn't want to do word verification because I know I hate it when a blog makes me jump through hoops just to leave a comment.  This looks fairly simple, so I hope nobody gets too annoyed!   I'm also really hoping that will do the trick, but when it comes to all this spam . . .
I would really appreciate any ideas or tips you have out there.

So, on Tuesday I am planning to post a little explanation of why I've been sort of MIA for a while.  After that, I have a couple of posts planned regarding a couple of fun purchases I made, a post regarding a leveled-reading teacher resource book I've been using, and some center activities I've made.  I also have a Valentine's Day printable I would like to get up before Thursday, but it still  needs some tweaking so no promises on that one. :-)

Last but not least is the give-away!  I'm really excited about why I'm doing it and I think you are going to love what I want to give a lucky winner, but I just can't do it until I get this spam thing under control.  Hopefully, I will be able to post the give away by next weekend. 

So, thanks to those of you still coming back despite my hit or miss posting of late.  Hopefully, I can get this spam thing under control and we can resume normal activities!


  1. Wow, sounds like good stuff is to come! Can't wait. The word varification should stop the spammers. I've found Blogger's capcha's to be easier to decipher than most. Good luck.

    The Learning Metamorphosis

  2. Honestly, I turned off anonymous commenting and it cleared the problem right up. I know it cuts off those who don't have an account, but the amount of spam was driving me bananas.

    Teaching in Room 6

  3. I did the same as Stephanie and I haven't had any more spam. I would much rather have to have an account than enter word verification each time. Can't wait for what's to come. I hope to be a much better blogger in the near future as well.

    Grade 2 Happenings