Traveling on Tuesday with The Suitcase Packed

A brief word about a few changes here on the blog. I've reluctantly added comments being moderated after 14 days. I hate, hate, hate, comment moderation. Seems to me it slows down the whole process of blogging which is suppose to be interaction. Not just you and me (the writer of the blog and the commentors), but interaction among the commentors too. I ALWAYS read the full post and the comments...unless there's a huge huge number of them before commenting. I've noticed the fun blogs often have discourse between the commentors. Or people then visit each other. I love that and do it often myself. Spam lately has been an issue with Chinese and Russian comments, generally on older posts, so I've started to moderate comments made after 14 days. Hopefully that will help.

In the process I've learned blogger now has a spam filter. It's important to look at your spam filter to make sure what's there is infact spam. If something isn't you merely click publish. Some of the comments I may not have responded to sadly got there. They are now published and I appologize for them being delayed here on the blog, as well my response back to you; if in fact you asked a question. As I understand it using this filter will be like what we all do with our email. Sounds GREAT to me.
Thank You!

And now for some fun, I've packed my suitcase and am going traveling...virtually with the follow me back Tuesday Meme

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  1. I can't stand spammers and I really don't understand the purpose of it. I always read the post and comments too (especially since in many cases, I read the blogs from the commenters too). I think it is fine to moderate after 14 days. Most people who are going to comment will comment within the first few days or at least a week.

  2. Hope you're right Anne, I know I often will comment on multiple blog posts when I hit a blog that's interesting, so sometimes it is infact older blog posts. I do that too when I happen onto a new blogger as a means of getting better acquainted.

    Thanks Anne

  3. Hi Sandy! Thanks for joining in Follow Me Back Tuesday. I am following you back as well. Your commented mentioned something about me having a lot of paid posts. I'm not quite sure what you were trying to find out. I review a lot of products in which I receive a product at no charge to review but I am not paid for my posts. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

    One more thing.... Bring Flat Stanley to Texas! :) My friends son had a project with Flat Stanley and it was so much fun. It looks like you have traveled a lot, but you are missing one of the best states, Texas! Have a wonderful week!


  4. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back at:

  5. Hi, I'm a new follower. It is so very nice to visit your blog.


  6. Hey Sandy,
    I'm glad that you joined us for FMBT and it looks like the linky worked for you so I'm happy you are getting followers. I am now following you back. Have a great week and hope to see you next Tuesday :)

  7. Thanks for visiting my site today and following. Returning the favor here :)

  8. I agree. It's so annoying getting Chinese spam comments.

    I found your blog on Follow me Back Tuesday! Have a great night.

  9. I think you may need to paste the linky code again. I'm not sure why its messed up. I've never seen it like that before. Thanks for visiting Inspiring You To Save.

  10. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog over at Sassy Sites! I'm your newest follower! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  11. After the spam filter came on blogger, I took off the word verification thinking the spam would stop but instead I got huge ol' comments that passed the spam filter so the word verification is back on. So frustrating! I moderate comments on posts after 3 days just so I don't miss any.

  12. Happy Tuesday. I am your newest follower from FMBT. Thank you so much for stopping by. My post with my badge was scheduled to post and didn't :( I was sad when I turned my comp. on this morning.
    Thank you again.
    Best wishes,
    Little Yayas


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