Well, my blog seems to be picking up on popularity… with spam bots.
Today I got hit a number of times with comment spam for drug prescriptions dammit, and due to invalid email addresses I got accidental warnings in my email, so I noticed them right away.
Time to check in on the spam protection of WordPress I guess. I remember my Blogger account used a CAPTCHA form to make sure humans are entering the actual data and I never did get any spam there, so that might be a good option here as well.
For now I’ve added that specific URL I keep getting spammed with today to the spam word list in the options et voila! Since then all comments of that evil spambot is marked for moderation and doesn’t appear anymore.
It feels good to hit the delete button on those mofo’s really, whoehahaha!
My blog has been running for over a year now (whoohooo) and that means it’s time to look at some stats.
I notice my hits have been going up considerably since I’ve started using the technorati tags in my posts, generating lots of traffic, especially on the Yahoo! 360° posts.
Search engine traffic is not bad either, with people finding my blog on various subjects from nerdy processor cooling issues to breakcore mp3 mixes.
One thing that’s rather funny is that a post containing a comment about a bikini bandit video is generating traffic from people looking for, well…, babes in bikini’s I guess, as those keywords rank in the top 10 of all keywords used to find this blog.
This post might generate some more of that kind of traffic, so I might as well throw some of that in anyway, being a crowd pleaser and all…
Anyway, still not bored with it and all, so I’ll just keep posting bits and pieces now and then of whatever I find interesting or cool enough to put up here.
One spam message caught my attention for some reason yesterday at work, and made me open it. Instead of an embedded image promoting some new way of enhancing my male reproductive organs, I found some weird, I assume automatically generated, haiku-esque message.
From: Filomena Yolande [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: vrijdag 27 mei 2005 13:01
goes corner yours very different human
least anything slow edge letters very
window fly black next
Spam, you have to hate it by now.
But occasionally you get this message in your inbox that is so (I guess unwillingly) funny that you just have to share it with other people. One I got forwarded by a colleague is this one, and damn, who doesn’t want a bigger load right?
Hey, it might actually be a good idea for spam marketeers. Make your spam mails funny dammit, it might actually make me open and read them for a change!