I'd have to go back and double check to be exact, but I'd say 5 to 6 weeks ago I saw a marked increase in SPAM comments.
Askimet has always done a great job, these new ones all follow the same pattern of being a vague comment, nothing at all specific (and nearly always but not 100% poorly written) and with a link, obviously to an unrelated site.
Since I have Comment Moderation on, they don't get through but I never had to waste time on them before. I seem to be getting up to 3 a day now (not the end of the world but annoying) missing some days, more others.
Any idea why this would have happened suddenly? It started just before my blog ticked over to about 200,000 total views.
Thanks for any thoughts.
The blog I need help with is loneswimmer.com.