Spam and What It Does

Hey guys, I know I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks and I apologize for that. I have been a little discouraged because the spammers made it my way and the views haven’t been exactly what I hoped. I view aren’t why I started this though and I just needed to remember that.

I don’t currently have a plugin to protect myself against spam or to filter it for me. I have been trying out a few, but unfortunately the spam that has made it my way isn’t getting caught with what I have tried so far.

What does this mean for me and why is it so discouraging? Well, because every time I get a comment notification for my blog I am unfortunately disappointed that it is just some spam that is completely unrelated to that post. It started as a couple here and there, which was easier to manage and not quite as upsetting. Then it became 50+ of those same spam comments the same day just as different variations of each other until I finally adjusted it to where comments have to be approved before showing on my page. I still get emails for each attempt and have to deny them. This is tiring and aggravating. It caused me to start associating the blog, which is supposed to be a happy outlet for me, as depressing and stressful. This isn’t what I wanted and caused my posts to go way down.

I am trying to fight this and bring back a more positive association in regards to this blog. In the mean time I have a bunch of overdue box posts that will be coming out over the course of the next few days. So, I apologize that my book/box ratio will change for a short bit. Please bare with my as I work out the kinks.

I hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays 🤗❤