I’m not dead, it just seems that way

Hello? tap tap tap Is this thing on?

I have new posts coming. I do, really I promise.

I have been fighting spam over here and so I have turned off comments on all my old posts. Deleting a couple hundred a day was getting old.

I love this time of year, steeped with family traditions and fun. And also “fun”

But it is busy. I have lots of half posts and thoughts jotted down. Lots of emails I mean to reply to. But finding the time to sit down and type them out coherently has not been happening.

4 Responses to “I’m not dead, it just seems that way”

  1. Deb Says:

    There’s a WordPress plugin called Auto-Close Comments, which will eliminate a lot of that comment spam. It automatically closes the comments (duh LOL) once there’s been no activity on a post for a specified length of time, and works great for the auto-spam (which I think most of it is.

  2. rain on tulips » comment closer Says:

    [...] Cool! I found (via Deb’s comment on Notes from the Trenches) that there is a plugin that auto-closes comments after 21 days, to help cut down on spam on my site! [...]

  3. bella Says:

    Hope things slow down for you — I know, wishful thinking! — and Deb, thanks so much for the auto-close thing! I’ve just set it up on my blog, and hopefully between that and Akismet, I’ll be spending less time watching my ‘caught spam’ folder!

  4. Susan Says:

    It is VERY busy for everyone right now, so I think everyone understands! When I’m home with my kids, I barely have time to get on the computer period, and that’s with just two. I don’t know how you do it! (Plus you’re not just “getting on the computer” but also giving advice, great tips, how-to’s, etc.) The only reason I can even check your blogs 10 times a day for updates is because I am at work (which really isn’t WORK in comparison to the whole SAHM gig, as you can see). Anyway - no apologies needed. We’re just happy you’re alive, chickadee! :)