Is it just me or is word verification getting crazier and crazier? It's like aliens have taken over and are secretly encoding thier language in us via word verification. I just visited a blog buddy and left a comment, but not before having to decipher the word verification: Offinar Huntat. What the heck is that? I can barely read these things on a full size desktop and if I'm on my phone...just forget it!
If you have not previously had a problem with spam, consider simply disallowing anonymous comments. Not only does it prevent the meanies from doing a drive-by-soul crush, it also prevents a ton of spam. I also enabled comment moderation for comments over 1 month old. In the last year or so this has been my only form of anti-spam and besides a few spams that went straight to my spam box, I've avoided the whole ugly mess.
How can you do this through blogger? It's easy. Go to the Dashboard and click under the "Comments" tab...you know, the one right by the "posting" tab. There you will find all the options I've just mentioned and more.
Just something to consider to make it easier for others to comment and tell you how much they enjoyed what they saw on your blog!
PS I don't really believe in aliens.
PPS Except ALF