MAN, it’s been quiet on this blog lately. I’ve been so busy giving presentations and workshops to new customers, that I haven’t gotten around to updating the blog much.
On the other hand, the blog spammers are friskier than ever and threaten to overload WordPress’ built-in spam detection. Consequently, I have activated comment moderation so I must manually approve all comments.
So if you write a comment and it doesn’t show up right away, that’s why.
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Yeah, the human-generated spam is ugly. Fortunately, at least for me, Akismet and WP-SpamFree is catching all of it. I also increased the amount of comments I moderate, but didn’t quite go all the way. I only require moderation if the commenter doesn’t yet have a previously approved comment. This stops spam without slowing down regular commenters.
Please note, I’m just paranoid enough not to announce my policy in case there’s a spammer willing to write a good comment to try to sneak a spammy one in later.
It is unfortunate that dealing with spam is part of the price we pay for having a blog and of course, the more popular a site is, the more spam it’s going to get.
Perhaps we should look at lots of spam as an “honor”, since after all, we wouldn’t have to deal with so much if it if our site was not doing as well. Biggie said “mo money, mo problems”… maybe with blogs the phrase should be “mo traffic, mo problems”.
I miss your interesting and sometimes offbeat posts. It’s been way too long since I’ve enjoied a Friday Spoing!
The weblog, the book, the posts and all are very nice. I liked them and want to have more information about the workshops. I’m in Iran. Do yau have any programms here? where was the place of conference about happiness at work?
Write some more posts! I just recently discovered your site, but I really like your message. “Chief Happiness Officer” is a brilliant job title. It reminds me of the (true) story of the country of Bhutan, which measures its citizens’ Gross National Happiness along with the other more typical indicators that every country tracks. I work with organizations to build customer loyalty and employee satisfaction–both of which depend greatly on a company’s ability to create and sustain happiness.