Truthful Tuesday — Surprise and Delight

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…

Does it ever surprise you that people pay attention to your blog?

“Surprise” is not the word I’d use. I put a lot of time and effort into my blog, so the word I’d use to answer Frank’s question is “delighted.” I’m truly delighted that people visit, read, like, and comment on my posts.

What I am surprised by is the number of spam comments I’ve been getting over the past few weeks. Literally thousands of spam comments. Last night, between the time I went to sleep at around 11:15 and the time I woke up this morning at 6:45, there were 250 new comments in my spam folder and an additional 60 in my trash folder.

Prior to a few weeks ago I rarely got more than a few dozen comments daily in my spam folder and even fewer in my trash folder. I wish I knew what triggered this significant uptick in spam comments. But at least they are all being swept up by Akismet and few are actually making it into legitimate comments on my blog.

13 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Surprise and Delight

  1. Misky August 31, 2021 / 8:14 am

    I think you can set your spam filters to delete automatically, so you won’t see them at all.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Melanie B Cee August 31, 2021 / 11:18 am

    I was directed to your blog by Marilyn, who gave you a very high rating. I’ve been pleased to read ever since too, even when we don’t see exactly eye to eye. You are what I’d consider a true gentleman of the old school. It’s amazing to read your blog!

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    • Fandango August 31, 2021 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks, Melanie. That means a lot to me. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I’m so glad I did.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam September 1, 2021 / 3:23 am

    I love reading your blog, it’s always diverse and interesting. It gets me thinking about things I might not have thought of otherwise

    Liked by 1 person

  4. PCGuyIV September 4, 2021 / 7:34 am

    I’ve had a few spam attacks before, but nothing of that magnitude! Thank goodness for Akismet!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 September 13, 2021 / 12:58 pm

    I am surprised people like my words… surprised by the sheer volume of very talented writers here left “undiscovered” on WP and equally surprised that some of them (like you) follow me. I will be REALLY surprised if I actually get caught back up on past posts and prompts ha, ha, ha! I think I would be outright floored if I had that many spam comments though! 😱

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