Today I made my rounds commenting on a lot of your blogs my fellow book lovers. This evening I noticed something strange. I hadn’t received a single notification after mid-morning…now, my blog is still fairly new but it’s never crickets. After testing over at Gretchen’s page ChicNerdReads, we quickly realized none of my comments were posting.
After some research in Word Press Community Forums, I found an answer dating 5 years back. WordPress uses a spam blocker called Askismet & sometimes Askismet will mistake your IP address as spam and Blacklist you. Today, Askismet mistook me for a bot! & all of the comments I poured my soul into went straight into your spam folders.
Solution: Obtain enough approved comments from those of you I commented on & happened to be tossed into your spam folders. Once I obtain enough approvals, Askismet will re-learn my IP & take me off the virtual Blacklist in 1 to 2 days. Yes, this means you probably won’t see all of the wonderful comments I leave on your Top 5 Wednesday/Waiting On Wednesday….Unless of course you look for me in Spam where all the losers are benched (for no reason it can happen to anyone) -_-
I will continue making my rounds tonight & tomorrow, so please check your spam folder for little ol’ me & if you happen to like me…be a dear & click approve 🙂
I hope this post helps anyone going through a similar situation or even going forward 🙂