When Did I Become Spam?!?

I need your help people...I am totally perplexed by this. Somewhere in the past week and a half, I became "spam" on some of my favorite blogs. Me, spam! What gives? From what I can tell, my little Blogger Nap Warden a** can't comment on Wordpress blogs...I get sent straight to the spam folder...Does anyone know why this is, and how I can fix it?

Cheaper Than Therapy
Hydes Like Us
Regina Rivera Blog

I love your blogs...I can't comment on them, and it's bummin' me out...anyone, how do I fix this?

My next question...I don't know if you noticed, but I've been cleaning up my sidebar. Putting things in categories. Looks good, no? Anyways...What is the take on the Blogrush in my sidebar? Has anyone else put it in their sidebar? Has it brought you any new traffic? I am on the verge of deleting it...I just don't know. Dump it, or keep it...what do you think?


  1. First off, I'm dumpin' blogrush too. I think it sent me all of 2 visitors (myself and myself).

    If you can visit on other blogs, try renewing your IP address (ipconf /release and then ipconfig /renew at a command line) - it's possible your IP is blocked by a WP plugin?

    Hmmph. Odd. And annoying.

  2. Hon, I'm sooooooooooooooooooo sorry that you're getting bumped into my SPAM :( I am checking it every few hours to make sure I'm not losing any comments in there.

    I've been getting CRAZY levels of REAL SPAM comments. So many that I had to activate the "Akismet" Wordpress plugin (spam catcher)....maybe this can be the culprit! I'm not sure why it constantly chooses your comments though :( I'm curious if the others on your list have this plugin as well...keep me posted!

  3. I'm about to drop blogrush too. I try to refer to it every once in a while, but it falls last in my radar. I think that's the case for most people. Sandy, I have the Akismet and it does well for me, but I do check it occassionally to see if anyone was wrongly classified as Spam. So sorry to hear Nap, I'm sure it'll get resolved.

  4. I tried Blogrush for maybe a month and then dumped it. I just didn't see a "rush" of traffic. (Maybe a trickle?)

    I use Spam Karma on my WP blog and sometimes comments get blocked but usually it will flag it first before dumping it.

    That stinks!

  5. Well, I'm kinda new here, but I think your blog looks great! Good luck with the spam thing...I'm clueless!

  6. Your blog looks great. I never got on the Blog Rush bandwagon so I can't help you there.

  7. Your blog looks fine to me! I didn't jump on the blogrush thing either...

  8. I think your blog looks great-- and I would never call you spam! :)

    I have no idea why it keeps doing that! It's really annoying isn't it!!

    I do check it all the time though and I will rescue anything you post!

    BTW-- I have gotten several comments dropped into my spam folder-- NONE of which were spam. Curious.

    Mrs. Hyde

  9. I love the way your blog looks.

  10. Oh My, I've seriously thought of dumping Blog Rush, too. I think I've gotten 2 visitors EVER from it.

    Your blog looks wonderful, btw. Love the sidebar looks.

    Do you have a problem commenting on my WP blog?

  11. that's so bizarre...i have NO idea why that's happening!

  12. I have no idea about the spam thing.

    As for Blogrush, I haven't exactly been impressed, and I'm thinking about dumping it, too.

  13. Sorry I can't help. I can't even get my music playlist to play on my blog. I'm clueless.
    Good luck!

  14. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and may 2008 be the best year yet for you and your family. :)

  15. I have had an increase in traffic, but I doubt it's from blogrush. I think I can attribute it more to joining blog365 and cr8buzz.

    Oh...I have a tag for you if you choose to accept...

  16. I had a blog dump me in as spam recently too. I can't remember which one though, but I was baffled!

    I have blog rush, the only reason I'm keeping it is because occasionally I catch a fun post on there when I'm really bored and click on them. LOL!

  17. I don't have Blogrush, but I say if you don't like it, dump away.

    And, I am computer idiotic, so I wouldn't know jack, but I wish you luck figuring out the spam dilemma. That's sucky sucky.

  18. Aww...wish I could help, but I am totally blog crippled when it comes to stuff like that..Happy New Year though!

  19. It's been happening to me on Jennifer (playgroupies) and Hydes too.

    Weird, huh!
    It sucks.

  20. It just started this past week. Wordpress blogs are dumping blogger blogs into spam? At least as far as I can tell. All WP blogs that I've commented on, my comments don't show up until they're rescued from the spam box. WEIRD!!
    Blogrush is bunk.

  21. that's soo weird. You emailed me and it went in my spam folder.. :(

  22. I've noticed most of the blogger blogs have been going to my spam also. I have Wordpress. hmmmph.

  23. Blog looks great!! I'm trying to "clean" mine up a bit too.

    As for BlogRush, it looks better than the GoodBlogs thing, but I think the traffic is definitely a trickle.

    Dawn @ kaiseralex.com tells me that Stumble Upon is where the real traffic gold is.


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