A programming note: I'm going back to word verification on comments for now. I know, I know, it's a pain in the arse and goes against everything I tell anyone who asks for tips on how to be a blogger. The thing is, the spam comments are driving me up a wall. You haven't seen them here because I've been moderating comments, but even that gets wearisome (not to mention I've accidentally rejected a few real comments from my Modern Friends who've unfortunately left their comments in the middle of a wave of comments giving me a backhanded compliment before urging me to check out the online Phoenix phone directory.)
I would just let them go, except for 1. I don't want anyone using my blog for their own commercial promotion unless I say so and 2. This is a blog for Modern Gals and the men who love them. I'm going to assume none of you need to be informed about Viagra and Cialis.
The good news is I'm getting rid of moderation for the time being and after a few weeks I may try removing the word verification to see if the problem is solved. If it isn't, well, word verification it is. Unless someone has a better solution to getting rid of the spammers.
In the mean time, I beg, beg, BEG of you all to take the extra obnoxious 10 seconds to leave a comment, please and thank you. And as my gift to you for doing so, a dating tips video: