I think all bloggers agree: We live for comments. We would roll around naked in comments if such a thing were physically possible and/or actually pleasurable. We want comments on every post, every sneeze, every stitch, the works. We hope that particular posts will strike a chord, will elicit smiles, or even spark a discussion. We read every last line of our site stats, but when we see a pleasant spike in visitors we merely say, “but you couldn’t leave me a comment!?” We always–always–wish we got more comments.
Until we wish we didn’t.
I’ve been hit with an inordinate amount of spam this evening–stuff my trusty Akismet isn’t picking up. So I’ve had to set all comments to await my approval (though I think if you have an already approved comment, it’ll let you through). According to Akismet, it “learns” what new spam exists and starts to catch on. I wish it were a slightly faster learner! All the spam tonight has been of the same ilk, so I can’t believe it hasn’t figured it out yet. Sigh. Such a pain in the butt.