As some of you know, my first blog was hit by two sets of bot-spam a couple of years ago. [More than 550 irrelevant comments were posted overnight on 2 separate occasions.] The second prompted me to close that blog and start this one.
When I began the new one, I set it up so that I had to pass muster on each comment before it would appear. That method worked well until recently because I was almost always home and online.
Since I've moved to Florida, though, things have changed. I'm away from home more often and simply not in a position to monitor comments as I used to be.
For 1100+ obvious reasons, I'm not willing to leave the comments completely unprotected--so I'm turning to you. I know I hate to type in the verification code [it's almost always rejected the first time tho I'm certain I typed it correctly (rrrggghhhhhhhh!)] and, I imagine you're not fond of it either. But I'm setting it up here anyway.
I beg your indulgence and patience when blogspot doesn't accept your code. Please blame those folks who have nothing better to do than bot-spam blogs-- and please keep posting those thoughtful comments the rest of you leave here. They are very much appreciated one and all.