Hello blog readers.
I think I need to alert some visitors to my blog about my personal practice of handling "Anonymous" comments.
In the near future, I will stop accepting Anonymous comments. I think I have 2 "real flesh and bone" readers who comment that way. But because of the bad behavior of a "few" - I will be ending that option in the next month or so. In April, while I was participating in the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, the number of Anonymous comments jumped dramatically. I guess that level of exposure to the internet opened me up to more JUNK comments.
Since the Challenge - I checked out the Anonymous comments regularly - deleting almost all.
Unfortunately the Anonymous comments have continued to grow in number and as a result, they eat up more time to sift through. I don't regularly review them now. I just delete them without opening them. Sometimes when the onslaught of Anonymous comments are fewer - I will open them - but generally I don't - they go right to Trash. So if you are an Anonymous commenter and your comments didn't show up - sorry - it is becoming just to hard to find the real visitors from the "fake" ones.
Anonymous commenters - please find a way to set up a google account that will allow you to comment with an identity.
If you do comment and do not use Google as your platform - and your comments typically get through to my blog - because you identify yourself in some manner - please share your method with others in your comments today. I hate to block regular readers (and sometimes commenters) by taking away the Anonymous option, but it will come to that at some point.