I have gotten a lot more people commenting on my blog lately…which I am oh-so-grateful for. However, some of you ask me questions and I can not answer you because your email is not attached to your comment. Did you know you can change this forever and make the blogging skies open for you (and get an email back from me)? Let me tell you how…go to your profile and edit it to “show my email address.” Once you do that people can directly respond back to the emails and life is the way it is supposed to be.

Secondly, WORD VERIFICATION. Many of you probably remember my post on blogging pet peeves. I think word verification drives me the most crazy. The thing that bugs me the most is that Blogger settings automatically turn word verification on. The reason is to keep spammers away. I have been blogging for over a year and a half and get about 280 hits a day and have probably had 6 spam comments total. In my opinion I would rather delete the one spam comment I get every 8 months then to make every single sweet person who comments on my blog enter “doaski” or “ghatkir” or “spoozai” or whatever silly word Blogger comes up with.

So if you wanna make my day and turn word verification off let me tell you how…go into your settings tab, click on the comments tab, scroll down to show word verification for comments and BRAVELY click NO! Come on make the world a better place. πŸ˜‰

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  1. Oh, Amen sister! I hate, hate, hate word verifications! Hate. They often keep me from leaving comments on otherwise perfectly lovely blogs because they’re just so bloody annoying. HATE! Turn them off people!

  2. I agree NO word verification!!!!
    I don’t think mine has that on there, if it does I better go change it!!!!

    Anyway reason for the comment was to tell you I was at Target 2 days ago and they had these leg warmers for under $2.00. They look exactly like knee high socks for women but with out the toe. So I bought some to make Hadley those little leggins.
    Now I must learn to use my sewing machine πŸ™‚

  3. I get 500-600 hits a day and have NEVER been spammed! I do like it when I get an actual word to type in (today someone had HORSE), but mostly all I can think about is how many seconds of my life I am loosing to typing in random letters, and how silly I feel when I can’t get them right (like typing q for g).

    If you can get just ONE person to turn it off–call yourself a success πŸ™‚

  4. There is something worse than word verification: it’s word verification and your comment will be approved by the owner of the blog ……………. πŸ™ That’s drive me nuts !!! I think blogger has the worst word verification ever … I’ve never got a spam either …

  5. I don’t mind the word verification but I really HATE when I can’t respond to a comment. I feel it’s such a waste of time I go to reply and see that aweful blogger@noreply address.

  6. And what about that pop up window that always asks, “This page contains secure and unsecure items. Do you want to display them” Do you have a way around that too? πŸ™‚

  7. Totally agree. Word verification drives me nuts. Worse than just entering a silly “word” is the ones that make you choose an account, type the silly “word”, and then sign on. CRAZY!!!

    Love your blog as always!

  8. Don’t know if I’ve ever commented but I read you through bloglines- I’m a fan. Sorry that I’m just commenting now.
    Anyway- another perspective-
    I didn’t have word verification on UNTIL I got spammed MAJORLY- we’re talking a comment 15 pages-ish long full of disguting stuff. DISGUSTING. All about sexual stuff and religious stuff. It was horrible. Horrible. Horrible. So now I have it. I know it’s a pain. BUT I’d rather have it then have seen that one horrible comment. Just thought I’d share.

  9. I’ve taken mine off… for now. But if I get any nasty spam messages, it’s going back on! =P

  10. Wow…I didn’t realize people had such a hatred for word verification. Now that I realize this, I must say I turned mine off. I have had my blog for 3 years now and have had about 4 spam comments, so I guess it is not a big deal to turn it off. Thanks.

    About the email…not to sure I want it out there for any and all to see. But I figure it is on my facebook page so that should help.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    –M. Ousdahl

  11. I will have to reconsider my word verification now. πŸ™‚ I’ve only been blogging a little over 2 months but I’ve been hit by spammers a few times already. Seems like the majority of bloggers don’t get hit that often…maybe I’ll turn mine back off and see what happens. If I got spammed like Mique mentioned, I’d probably turn it right back on though!

    Oh, and I just wanted to let you know that I also passed The Lemonade Award along to you tonight. Don’t know if you usually participate in those or not…but you can pick up your award on my blog if you’d like to claim it and I’ll turn off my word verification just for you! Love your blog!

  12. I hate word verifications too…and had NO IDEA I had it on my blog until I was poking around on the settings a few months ago. Ack! It should be disabled now, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only blogger who didn’t know the word verification goes on automatically!

    ~ Sarah

  13. yes, well when you have SEVERAL blogs and ALL of them have been SPAM TAGGED and you receive 3 spam comments within 1 minute of posting….each and every post….. then talk to me about word verification! If you haven’t been SPAM TAGGED you can’t understand.

  14. Ahhh…come on! Word verification is funny! My sister and I actually P.S. each other on our comments when there is a really good one! The other day, she got one that sounded like ‘dumb woman’ when you said it out loud. The funniest part was that her comment totally pertained to that. We’re childish, I know….

  15. I am busy…but not too busy to take 10 seconds and type one more word. It doesn’t really bother me. I just have a hard time making out the letters some time.

    I especially hate when my friends with private blogs make me do the word verification. HUH??????

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