I follow a lot of blogs. Enough, I think, then I find another bunch of really great ones to add to my list, and of course I like to comment on everything and when I'm following prolific bloggers (which is pretty much any writer who blogs), that makes for a lot of reading and commenting.
Word verification adds twice as much time to my blogging, and I hate it. That's time I could spend in doing way more productive things than typing randomly funky letters into a box. I hate it hate it hate it. There. I told you how I really feel.
I took it off my blog about 4 months ago and have had absolutely NO problem with spam. I've seen bloggers who have it who still complain about spam, so why bother? I think it's a big waste of all our time. I see absolutely no point to it. Not to mention, I got way more comments on my posts once I got rid of it.
What do you think? Has anyone noticed a difference between spam and non spam with word verification?
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
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