Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.
How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.
If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 21st) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.
This was originally posted on January 21, 2018.
Has My Blog Been Hacked By The Russians?
Up until a few days ago, the WordPress Akismet filter seemed to be working flawlessly. Bogus comments by phony commenters rarely made it by that filter and into my comments sections. But these insipid spammers have apparently come up with a new strategy.
Starting around three days ago, someone who goes by the name Alex began commenting on my posts. His first comment was, “Nice weblog here! Additionally your web site loads up fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol.”
Obviously this was spam that sneaked by my Akismet spam filter. I marked it as spam and didn’t give it a whole lot of thought.
But then I started getting more comments from “Alex” on different posts. Comments like:
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At least a dozen similar comments from “Alex” showed up on various posts. And I designated each as spam.
I haven’t received any comments from “Alex” yet today, but “Ula Guzman” wrote:
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And “Delores McCarty” wrote:
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Definitely Russian hackers. This new strategy to get through the spam filter is apparently working and it’s really starting to piss me off.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “strategy.”