It appears that I’ve “arrived” on the blogging scene. How else could you explain my comment spam numbers? I’ve received exactly 14 comments on this blog. One is legitimate (thanks, Dave!) and 13 are classic blog comment spam. All of that spam has arrived in the past 3 weeks. What did I do to deserve this? What threshold did I cross? How many real readers are out there?
Please do me a favor. If you’re seeing this blog and you’re *not* a spammer, just leave a simple comment – something like “I’m real!” You can leave a bogus email address if you’d like – it doesn’t matter. Since spammers can’t resist adding spam and never follow directions I’ll know immediately that you’re not bogus.
UPDATE: Now there is (still) 1 valid comment and 27 spam/trash comments. I’m making some code changes but it looks like I may have to shut down comments.