Thankfully, she contacted me recently to ask me a question. She thought it strange that I had not been responding to comments she left on my blog. She knows me well and knew something must be amiss if I wasn’t responding. We finally figured out that her comments of the past few weeks were being sent to my WordPress spam folder, along with all the strange symbol-names and foreign-language comments.
Her likes appeared just fine, but for some reason, her comments did not. I featured Hazy on Author Wednesday a few months back, and her post received more spam comments than any other posts to date. We’re not sure if that’s what set off the spamming of her comments or not. Thankfully, I was able to pull her comments out of the dead-end file and respond to them in my usual manner.
I’m sending out this post for a couple of reasons.
- I respond to every legitimate comment on my blog. If at all possible, I respond within hours. I enjoy every single comment and want those who take the time to respond to know how much I appreciate them.
- I hope if you’ve left me comments, and I haven’t responded, you’ll let me know so I can search through my folders.
- If you feel your comments to other blogs go unanswered, you’ll make the effort to ask why.
- Finally, if you miss a regular commenter on your blog, you’ll check into the situation.
Thanks to Hazy for bringing this situation to light.