If you’ve recently been blogging or you have been blogging for quite some time using WordPress you have probably encountered your fair share of spam. Spam comments can be quite time consuming especially if you have to go through each one. The following are three solutions where you can the spam on your blog without taking too much time.
The first solution would be to not accept comments at all. You simply get a plugin that will disable all your comments such as Disable Comments that will turn off comments to your entire site. The advantage is you won’t have to deal with checking on comments saving you lots of time in the long run and simply concentrate on putting out valuable content.
The disadvantage is you will not know how valuable your content really is to your readers. One way for you to get feedback is by having your readers interact with you on your blog. It has become more essentials these days that you have a social presence more than ever. Why not allow your readers to socialize with you on your own blog?
So the next best thing is to have an anti-spam plugin such as Akismet. Now Akismet will require that you get an API in order for it to work on your site. In addition if your site it for commercial use you will be required to purchase the service. You especially want to use Akismet if you are using Jetpack.
If you prefer a standalone plugin then you may consider a premium plugin where you pay once and install it on your WordPress blog. Once such plug in is called Anti-Spam Pro this way you have total control and you are not paying monthly service fees.
If you are in a pinch and need a quick solution to your spam as well as trackbacks then AtiSpamBee is a great solution. I have used this for over a year and I can say I have been very satisfied with its interaction and it really does help in saving loads of time dealing with spam comments.
I recently started using Disqus and I notice that it certainly keeps spam comments away. In addition it allows you to interact and be social with your readers. Watch the video below from my friend Carol Amato, who was the one who introduced me to Disqus. She offers excellent tips on why it is a great plugin to handle your comments that are sure to benefit your overall blogging success.
With a housefull of hungry kiddos I am always looking for great recipe ideas. Now you may not have 8 kiddos to feed around your house but it can still be such a time consuming task just coming up with a meal idea. Today I like to share a meal idea that I found on my search. I am so looking forward to making this.
Not to mention it is even easy for your older children make, encouraging them to help you with meal preparation. Make it a fun time and a time to talk with your teen child. Keep in mind just because you work on your business or freelancing from home does not mean you are spending quality time with your children. Children enjoy together time.
I like information, I really do. I was hooked on it ever since kindergarten when we were taken to the library and taught all about the reference section. You will notice in my writing that sometime I go into teacher mode.
Today you are experiencing the Mom side of Mom Internet. I love to laugh, got kiddos (8 so far) coming to show me or tell me something new. Every once in a while my husband and I get away for a few hours or just go have a cup of coffee. There is never a dull moment in our home and we are doing what we love most and that is serving our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Now back to the information stuff. I discovered this week that I have raised a Google nut, my term of endearment when my children finally get the desire to learn for themselves. My personal motto is teaching is learning in action and this week my son put action to learn something for himself.
Today’s technology affords information on the tip of your fingertips, unlike my old school days where you had to go to the library reference section to get answers, some of which were years out of date. Now you information almost seems to come to you.
Have you ever wondered about something and your instinctive thought was, “Let’s Google it!”? Yep, it happens a lot in our family. This is a great opportunity to teach your children how to research on Google.
When you do a Google search think of asking a question. Don’t limit yourself to one question play around with the words it may suprise you by a little tweak of a word the kind of results you will get. I have found gems of information by tweaking my question a little.
This is also a great way to get your children to think. If you are creative you could also come up with an online scavenger hunt. You kids will then find learning fun. You know when you take the time to teach them how to use google you will also be gaining some great researchers down the road. In fact this could be a nice way for your children to earn an allowance by having them to the research on topics you want to write about.
I sure hope you enjoyed the mom side of Mom Internet. Do you have any fun tips to offer?