Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group


Insecure Writer's Support Group is a group that supports insecure writer's like me. This month I have some good news and some bad news. I'll start with the bad news as I always like to end on a positive note.
I've been blogging every week and checking my comments weekly. One week I noticed that an additional comment had been added which had a Message "check out my website." Thinking that it was a writer I immediately clicked on it only to be looking at stuff that wasn't what I was prepared to be looking at. I looked more closely at the link and then hastily deleted the comment from my blog. I hope no one else saw it and was offended by it.
But I learned you have to be careful. Any one out there have experience with unwanted or unfavorable comments? Is there a way to block them?
Okay I said I would end on a positive note which is this. I have been following From the Mixed Up Files for middle grade writers and won two book by Paul Durham









7 comments:

Karen Walker said...

Yes I have had to delete comments. You have to monitor them. Don't know of a way to block them though

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes those spam ones get through. If you set it to no anonymous comments, that cuts out most of them.
Welcome to the IWSG!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh yeah, those blog spammers hit us all. It's rather irritating.

Thanks for stopping by. Good to meet you through the IWSG.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations on winning two books. It's always nice when one wins something. You change your setting so that only people with certain profiles can comment. Definitely change it so that anonymous people can't comment. I have had a few unsavory comments too, which I deleted. It is nice to meet you.

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

I wanted to thank you here for the book I won! THE INTIMATE ART OF WRITING POETRY is wonderful. I thanked you on my The Poem Farm FB page and did not know if you saw, so I wanted to be sure you knew I had received it. A real treat! Much Gratitude, Amy

E. Arroyo said...

Yes. I have to delete comments even without checking them out. If I suspect spam I just delete it.

Lynda R Young said...

Most of those comments get caught by the spam filter, but occasionally they don't. You get to recognise them over time and I have no problem with deleting them.