I didnt want to do it. I believe in free speech and freedom of expression and all that jazz, but I really feel I had to get on top of it before it gets completely out of hand.
I have become a "censor": I have had to change my settings so that I can moderate all comments left by people here at my blog.
I hate it.
I hate it because I love to blog and it makes me so happy to receive all the wonderful comments I get on my entries.
I hate it because I didnt want to make it difficult or confusing for those people visiting my blog and leaving legitimate comments for me.
I hate it because I didnt want to create extra work for myself.
I hate that I have had to take this action to prevent one little weasel with far too much time on their hands from leaving their inappropriate comments with their inappropriate links on my blog.
I hate to think that the actions of one person might offend the few wonderful souls who take an honest interest in what I write and take time out in their busy lives to visit my blog, and that it might prevent them from coming back.
So, yes. I have had to go down the path of comment censorship. But I assure everyone who leaves a legitimate comment will see it appear on my blog as soon as I've approved it, which I will endeavour to do first thing each morning. I can only apologise for the delay this will cause and thank you for your understanding.
And thanks to everyone for stopping by, as well. I really do appreciate it.