This is going to sound like a foolish thing to ask, but I've been maintaining a blog on your site for roughly a month and a half now, and the only comments I've been getting are from these spammers who keep leaving me general comments like "Oh, you've got a good site here, you write so well, I can actually understand you, I'm going to steal some ideas from your site for my own...(etc., etc., etc.)" and in the most broken English I've ever read. I've even received comments from complete strangers (not even fellow bloggers, I'm led to believe) telling me how to increase the traffic on my blog by visiting such-and-such a site, and I've even had one spammer try to leave tips on how to beat the Diablo III video game in the comments section of one of my blog entries. NOT ONCE have I received comments from any of my subscribers or anyone else who is or might be genuinely interested in the content I've specifically written on this site--no one reacting to the specific content of any of my poems or book publication notices, no feedback on how well a job I did in writing any of my books, and so on. This is important feedback I need to receive as a writer so that I know how I can improve my craft and produce better books and poems for the public to read, and yet, I haven't gotten ANY of that just yet.
I know I should've noticed this problem sooner, and I will take responsibility where it is necessary, but inasmuch as I should have experienced more growth here on my blog than I have, I would like to know a) how I can prevent these spammers from toying with me and b) how I can get my subscribers and legitimate readers to leave me the feedback I need to read. Any assistance you are able to offer would be highly appreciated. Until then, thank you for your time.
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