Just wanted to let you know that I have closed comments on posts that are over 90 days old. When a post hits that mark, comments on that post will automatically be closed.
I had left them open because I did not want to exclude the comments of those who might come across a post they like long after it has been posted.
I am closing them because my experience has been similar to that of a friend who had a blog. The only people who comment on posts that old are spammers. That didn’t bother me for a while, as I’d have only one or two spam comments to moderate every once in a while (there are thousands that I never see — I see only those that made it past the automatic filter). Lately, it hasn’t been unusual for me to need to moderate 10 of them an evening.
I don’t need to be doing that. The time is short, and I don’t need to be wasting it on moderating fake comments.
I love getting comments. If you really want to comment on an older post, send me an email through the contact page, and I’ll reopen it temporarily for you.
Thank you all for coming here and reading. I apologize for not posting as much as I thought I could around this time. I had forgotten that I needed to work on the family calendar when I said that! I’ll be posting plenty in a few weeks.