Friday, April 11, 2008

To Go Private or Do Away With Completely?

So I've noticed and then someone else brought to my attention the random comments I've been getting from people that have a link that says to "click on." First, DON'T click on them, and second, know that I have no clue who these people are. I don't want to do the whole private blog. I don't think many people read my blog, or if they do they just don't comment, but I the whole private thing just doesn't appeal to me. So do I just quit blogging all together? Or just diligently check the comments and delete the nutty ones? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

My two cents... I would continue to frequently check comments. It might be a fluke-thing and not really happen again. I got some crazy comments several months back, but they never visited my site again. Which brings me to point #2, you could put a counter on your page so you can view it. like sitemeter.com or feedjit.com. I have sitemeter.com and it allows me to monitor if I am getting "unknown visitors" on webpage and I can also tell if ever return. I don't mind people randomly visiting my site, but if they become frequent visitors and I can't determine who they are, then I get concerned. But, I have figured out all my repeat readers, so no worries.

Christy Brockman said...

I get a lot of the "click here" comments, and I just delete them. I know many people have found me through other people's blogs and vice versa. Making it private would make that hard.

The Channings said...

Well, I hope you keep this thing going. I check it often, and though I might not always comment, I love it when you post new stuff. Why don't you just enable comment moderation?

ashley said...

i was going to agree with deidre - i have comment moderation and am a fan for a lot of reasons!

also, i took it in to get it checked out and they did not find an actual virus but have in the past. apparently this is a new common thing. they recommended to make sure all of your software/programs are up to date. they have seen these things corrupt files, but not actually crash a computer - yet. they also said some of them are linked to pop up windows to try and make you buy things you don't need (like new antivirus programs that aren't needed...)