Not long after the number of spam comments getting into moderation increased exponentially, I began seeing an increase in what I call "fake followers".
The problem is only getting worse. I stopped email for likes, and now I'm tempted to stop email notification of new followers. The problem, of course, is that sifting through 25 "followers" a day to find the one that's legit is both time-consuming and a pain.
This sharp rise in "followers" who have no blog, who use only a gravatar profile with no URL attached, who write in a language I can't even identify or are selling everything from apartments in Jakarta to "Yo, babe! Toys for your intimacies!" is driving me crazy.
There has to be a reason for it, and if there's a reason, there should be a solution. People are beginning to blog about the problem, it's so bad.
We need to have the ability to block followers.
The blog I need help with is shoreacres.wordpress.com.