Snippets on Reader

One of the reasons I had originally switched to just having snippets of the blog post available on the various readers/feeds was that I was told having the full blog post resulted in more spam.  Since adding full blown feeds, I’m getting 300 to 400 spam comments per day.  It all goes into a spam folder but sometimes real comments go in there too and all I can do with that many spam comments is just delete them all.

I hope I don’t lose any of my readers but I’m going to have to go back to snippets and see if the spam numbers go back down to the normal amount of 20 – 30 per day.  If so, I don’t  have a lot of choices but to keep just the snippets.  I could add the codes to the comments and maybe I’ll end up having to do that but for now . . it’s back to snippets.

Thanks for understanding.


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    Margery says

    It was a bit more convenient, seeing the whole of each post in my Google Reader, but I do enjoy reading all your news so I’ll come over and read your blog in full. You won’t lose this reader!

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    Lynne says

    Nor this one, I am over in the uk this week working so will miss my dinner! Hope younand your family have a great thanksgiving Judy

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    Linda says

    I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about but I love your blog and will just keep reading it anyway!! LOL

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    Sure I liked reading the whole post in Google Reader, but it’s only one click to come over to the website to read. No big deal from where I sit. You have to do what’s best for you Judy. I really love reading your blog, so thank you!

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    No big deal mate:) Miss the convenience, but as others have said, one extra click won’t be too hard;)

    There are a number of ways of dealing with spam in comments. If you want some help at any point, drop me a line. Being a developer means I know a few tricks of the trade;)

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    Perry says

    Snippets work great! I prefer to go to your blog to read the posts and see what is going on. Maybe we will get a little more exercise having to push a few more buttons, 🙂

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    Jennifer Collard says

    I’m glad you went back to snippets. My old computer is pretty dumb and dialup takes forever for it to get downloaded.