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Losing Comment Spam, Gaining Comments


I have officially received over 1000 spam comments. Luckily I enabled Askimet early on and it has blocked a majority of them. I guess my blog is not only helping me lose fat, but spam too. Darned spammers boil my blood.

That’s pretty darned sweet if you ask me. I have also broken the 1000 comment mark. That’s a big number to me. While about half of it is my responses to comments, that still leaves me with 500 real human comments made. I like responding to most of the comments made. I figured that if you take the time out of your day to comment on my blog, I should take the time to respond. I made it a personal mission to visit as many blogs that can assist me in losing weight as I can and then commenting, thus becoming a part of the community there.

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Comment Spam Totals Blocked by Askimet

I started this blog to help hold myself accountable and to have the assistance of an entire online world at my disposal. So far so good. It’s been a couple of months and I have lost over 40 lbs, gained some awesome online friends, and learned a lot of things that I can apply to my weight loss journey.

Thanks to all of you that have visited my blog, helped me, and commented. You guys help fuel me!

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

Community Thoughts (22)

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  1. johnNo Gravatar says:

    first!

    lol.

    you are welcome.

  2. SteveNo Gravatar says:

    I hate those damn spammers too. I’ve received 55 total spam comments so far.

    Congrats on reaching the 1000 comment mark.

  3. Skinny GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, we’re all in this together. Congratulations on your blog’s success!

  4. Ventrilo 3.0No Gravatar says:

    wow, 1000 comments is a lot. congrats, that is a big milestone

  5. Congratulation. I believe every bloggers should take time and visit ‘neighbors’ and socialize. Akismet is a nifty plug in for wordpress if only I can have it in real life to catch bad foods and drinks that I occasionally have :D .

  6. CourtNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a lot of spam! Before long you’ll catch up to ProBlogger (I saw that he hit the 1,000,000 mark lol).

    • IsraelNo Gravatar says:

      Well it’s about time mister. good stuff, heading over right now. I actually was going to read it later, I received it via my RSS reader.

  7. Jack PageNo Gravatar says:

    I always got a little spam but lately the amount’s been increasing significantly. So I get around to updating my wordpress finally yesterday and I come to realize I didn’t even have Askimet enabled for some reason. Ugh, but alls well now, haven’t heard a peep yet today.

  8. TB-MilwaukeeNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been lurking, but very seldom comment. You really are doing great.

  9. HeidiNo Gravatar says:

    I love askiment! Thing that I wish I could add on would be the ability to send messages to the spam folder if they contain the word “buy”. I get so much spam that says “buy phen phen” or whatever. I don’t really want to switch to approving every comment so I just have to check in several times a day to delete the spam that gets through. Over all though, askiment rules.

  10. HeidiNo Gravatar says:

    Oops, spelled askimet wrong :( Sorry.

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